Turtle Island Restoration Network Gulf of Mexico and a Galveston, TX local street artist are creating a buzz with their huge, wall-sized mural on a city band shell. Here are some pictures, and a video of them talking about their work.
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Your Calls Mattered – Texas Leaves Plastic Bag Ban in Place
We asked you to call Texas state senators and voice your opposition to ending the ban on plastic bags in the state. And they heard you!
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Turtle Island is partnering with the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary to bring a beautiful sea turtle mural to the city of Galveston, TX. Here is accomplished local mural artist Gabriel Prusmack is in the midst of creation!
Texas State Senators vote Tuesday on a measure that would prohibit charging customers for plastic bags. In effect all municipalities in TX would not be allowed to pass local ordinances in favor of banning single use plastic bags.
Say NO to Texas Bill 103.
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Senator Kelly Hancock at 1 512 463-0109
Senator Brandon Creighton at 1 512 463-0104
Learn more
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Huffman, Newsom Oppose Federalization of Drift Net Fishery
Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom have both written strongly worded letters to governing agencies voicing their opposition to turning over control of California’s Drift Net Fishery to the Federal Government.
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Legal Program Director and Senior Attorney Andrew Ogden, and Director of Policy and Advocacy, Cassie Burdyshaw, participated in a legal panel on whale entanglements in the California driftnet fishery.
Read more about the annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference on our website…
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Driftnet Fishery Whale Entanglements Top Law Panel Discussion - Turtle Island Restoration Network

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Today, through TIRN's Sea Turtles in the Sanctuary Program (generously funded by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation) Galveston school children visited Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary headquarters. They toured the RV Manta vessel and learned about ocean careers and conservation in the Gulf of Mexico.
Alcyone dive site at Cocos Island was just picked as #1 of the top 10 dives sites in the world... and with the company/vessel that will be taking us there in August and December. Join us! Details at [ Seaturtles.org Link ]

The 10 Best Dive Sites in the World

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Register and join Turtle Island's Advocacy & Policy & Director Cassie Burdyshaw at the third annual California Animal Symposium. Cassie is a panelist.
The Symposium is organized by San Francisco Bay Area law students. This year’s theme is "Marine Life."
Details and registration are available at . This symposium will also provide 5.0 hours of MCLE credits.

Saturday, March 18, 2017
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Curtains of Death: The Pacific Coast Drift Gillnet Fishery

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Register and join Turtle Island's Advocacy & Policy & Director Cassie Burdyshaw at the third annual California Animal Symposium. Cassie is a panelist.
The Symposium is organized by San Francisco Bay Area law students. This year’s theme is "Marine Life."
Details and registration are available at . This symposium will also provide 5.0 hours of MCLE credits.

Saturday, March 18, 2017
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Students from Drake High School in San Anselmo, CA joined us for a day of outdoor environmental education... and fun!
To see more pictures, and read all about it, visit:
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Turtle Island Restoration Network is hosting Blue Drinks in March!
Blue Drinks is a professional and social get-together for people who work in, or are interested in, the coastal and marine fields throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Save the date - - and join us.
Drinks will be available for purchase.
Note: Our event is at the Anchor Beer Garden.

Come talk oceans with us!

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Here's an amazingly "illuminating" story. Unfortunately, it only works when mercury in a fish is detected.
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Researchers Develop Fluorescent Glow for Mercury Contaminated Fish - Turtle Island Restoration Network

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A Letter to the Editor from SPAWN and Turtle Island Restoration Network’s biologist and Executive Director, Todd Steiner, has resulted in an Editorial in the Marin Independent News supporting SPAWN’s lawsuit against Marin County.
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SPAWN's Executive Directors's Letter to the Editor Results in Marin IJ Editorial

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On February 20, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO) Fisheries and Aquaculture Department and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Fisheries Expert Group released

FAO marine protected area report includes Costa Rican case study – PRETOMA

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Hundreds of miles out to sea, fisheries observer Keith Davis was the odd man out, a scientific monitor and conspicuous informant in the company of mariners he did not know. He carried no badge, no …

He was supposed to protect the sea. Then he vanished from his ship

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