Marine Engineering Technology Makes Innovations In Training

The Department of Marine Engineering Technology at Texas A&M University at Galveston is leading the industry’s future with new opportunities for hands-on education. Read More

Sea Life Facility Clownfish Hatchlings Prove Aggieland Doesn’t Stop At The Water’s Edge

Classroom learning looks a little bit different at Texas A&M University at Galveston, where students can study alongside reef fish and corals. Read More

Wells Named Sustainable Fisheries Endowed Chair

On April 3, Dr. Debbie Thomas, executive associate vice president for academic affairs and chief academic officer of the Galveston Campus, announced the selection of Dr. David Wells as the George P. Mitchell ’40 Endowed Chair in Sustainable Fisheries. Read More

Fact Or Fiction: Is It Easier To Catch Fish During A Solar Eclipse?

On April 8, 2024, the moon completely blocked out the sun in a total solar eclipse. Read More

Student’s Experience At Aquatic Animal Life Support Operators Symposium

Student and Sea Life Facility Employee Lucie Hartman ’24 tells bldg. 311 about her trip to Pittsburgh for the 2024 Aquatic Animal Life Support Operators Symposium. Read More

Galveston Area Beaches Light Up With Bioluminescent Phytoplankton

Local Facebook groups have lit up with reports of glowing waters in the Galveston area. Experts believe the bioluminescent phenomenon is a phytoplankton called Noctiluca scintillans, aptly nicknamed "sea sparkle," which typically blooms in our region yearly. Read More

With Love From Across The Sea: Sailors’ Valentines

A 19th century sailor needing a gift for his loved one across the sea could find the perfect option in Barbados: a sailor's valentine. Read More

Celebrate Wetlands On World Wetlands Day

Many people across the globe are oblivious to the significant impact wetlands play in their lives: Almost half of Earth's plants and animals call them home, they filtrate human-made pollutants, reduce erosion and combat flooding. Read More

Digital Risk Infrastructure Program Strengthens Texas Communities

With a lofty goal and the support of the Texas Legislature, the Texas A&M Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas (IDRT) launched an initiative called the Digital Risk Infrastructure Program (DRIP) in 2022 to provide under-resourced Texas communities that experience chronic and acute flood events with better tools and training to help local leadership reduce future losses. Read More

Cold Weather Poses Threat To Gulf Sea Turtles

As temperatures dropped earlier this week, many sea turtles found themselves struggling in the frigid water, some even stranded along the Texas coastline. Volunteers with the Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research (GCSTR) braved subfreezing temperatures to surveil the beach and wade through the cold waters, searching for turtles in distress. Read More