This week, we took off to Galveston for a tour of the NOAA Fisheries Sea Turtle facility. The facility is a research lab, with the goal of creating fishing nets that allow sea turtles to escape them without injury (TED nets), and to preserve (and increase) the number of sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico.
Before we were allowed into the turtle barn, we were treated to a presentation about the varieties of sea turtles, and the sea turtle that is native to our coasts, and how to report sea turtle sightings if you see one on the beach. The NOAA website has a great FAQ page with tons of info about their program, their turtles and marine life and science in general if you’d like to know more.
Thanks for having us out! We look forward to visiting again!