TAMUG turtle facility

Christopher Marshall, director of the Texas A&M University at Galveston Gulf Turtle Research Center, stands in front of the Ocean & Coastal Studies Building at Texas A&M University at Galveston on April 22, 2019.

GALVESTON

Some local scientists are worried about a restructuring of national funding that could lead to reduced services for and study of the most endangered species of sea turtle, which makes part of its nesting ground on the Texas Coast.

Keri Heath: 409-683-5241; keri.heath@galvnews.com or on Twitter @HeathKeri.

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Theresa Morris

For more information on this issue and what you can do to help save the sea turtle program from extensive budget cuts and protocol changes, please visit: https://www.breakawaytackleusa.com/park-service-slashes-sea-turtle-rescue-program-threatens-beach-access-during-nesting-season/?fbclid=IwAR1s4LmlY0ZDN6MRW1H1ZrFy6le66kfjvSKzjAHtYpt8RfnH2BWMljTDrTc

To sign a petition in support of the program please visit: https://peer.salsalabs.org/save-kemps-ridley-sea-turtles/index.html?fbclid=IwAR1cLSFL19gmJ2_dtu0HSIOXnmdQPNvcNHu4E3o-3LiDAkUEGU7FmW-wMBg

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