galveston bay team teaches volunteers

The Galveston Bay Foundation‘s Marine Debris Program is collecting essential data while training and activating citizen scientists across the Texas coast.

In the last six months, the group collected more than 4,000 pieces of marine debris and catalogued in the NOAA Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Project (MDMAP).

The Galveston Bay Foundation has also conducted trainings for citizen scientist volunteers. Participants learned how to educate others about marine debris impacts to dolphins, dolphin monitoring, and water quality testing and monitoring.

This project came from our Water Resources Team and is funded by Hess through our Gulf Star Program. Learn more about how your company can become a Gulf Star partner and do good things for the Gulf or join a team at

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