• Ocean Discovery Day 2016

    Our 9th Annual Ocean Discovery Day was held on March 12, 2016 at the NOAA Laboratory in Galveston, Texas. Read More . . .

  • Simulating environmental effects on brown shrimp

    We describe development of a spatially-explicit, individual-based model representing the cumulative effects of temperature, salinity, and access to emergent marsh vegetation on the growth and survival of young brown shrimp Read More . . .

  • Modelling structure and species co-occurence

    We modelled fishery observer data to compare methods of identifying community structure using cluster analyses to determine stratifications and probabilistic models for examining species co-occurrence in the Gulf of Mexico deepwater reef fish fishery. Read More . . .

  • Texas Closed to Shrimping on May 15, 2016

    NOAA Fisheries announces federal waters from 9 to 200 nautical miles off Texas will close to shrimp trawling at 30 minutes after official sunset, local time, on May 15, 2016. Read More . . .

  • Rehabilitated Sea Turtles Return Home

    On Thursday May 26, NOAA Fisheries and the Houston Zoo released ten sea turtles at Steward Beach on Galveston Island, Texas. Read More . . .

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What's New

05/26/2016:
Rehabilitated sea turtles return home.
05/05/2016:
Texas will close to shrimp trawling on May 15, 2016.
04/20/2016:
Modelling Community Structure and Species Co-occurrence Using Fishery Observer Data
04/12/2016:
Simulating environmental effects on brown shrimp production in the northern Gulf of Mexico
03/12/2016:
Our 9th Annual Ocean Discovery Day was held on March 12, 2016 at the NOAA Laboratory in Galveston, Texas.
08/07/2015:
Salinity Selection by Juvenile Brown Shrimp (Farfantepenaeus aztecus) and White Shrimp (Litopenaeus setiferus) in a Gradient Tank.
07/31/2015:
Estimating Natural Mortality Rates of Juvenile White Shrimp Litopenaeus setiferus.
07/09/2015:
Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open Off Texas on July 15, 2015.
06/29/2015:
2015 Brown Shrimp Forecast.
05/27/2015:
New England Cold Stun Turtles Released.
05/09/2015:
Variability in salt marsh flooding patterns in Galveston Bay, Texas.
04/15/2015:
NOAA NMFS Shrimp Exhibit at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Sea Center Texas in Lake Jackson, TX.
03/14/2015:
Our 8th Annual Ocean Discovery Day was held on March 14, 2015 at the NOAA Laboratory in Galveston, Texas.
02/28/2015:
Small-Scale Nekton Density and Growth Patterns Across a Saltmarsh Landscape in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.
12/15/2014:
Sternal Spines in Penaeid Postlarvae (Decapoda: Penaeidae): Life-Phase-Specific and Systematically Significant?
07/01/2014:
2014 Brown Shrimp Forecast.
03/26/2014:
Home range, movement rates, and habitat use of queen conch, Strombus gigas, in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands..
03/24/2014:
Juvenile growth and mortality effects on white shrimp Litopenaeus setiferus population dynamics in the northern Gulf of Mexico..
02/25/2014:
Three decades of US Gulf of Mexico white shrimp, Litopenaeus setiferus, commercial catch statistics..
12/27/2013:
NOAA Fisheries Announces a Cost Sharing Program for the Electronic Logbook (ELB) Program in the Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery.
09/17/2013:
Hydrodynamic regulation of salt marsh contributions to aquatic food webs.
08/24/2013:
Kemp's Ridley Hatchlings arrive at Galveston Sea Turtle Facility for first time in over a decade.
08/20/2013:
SPGM Electronic Logbook (ELB) Program Enhanced Using Cellular.
07/31/2013:
Successfully Rehabilitated Loggerhead Released.
07/15/2013:
Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open Off Texas on July, 15, 2013.
07/02/2013:
2013 Brown Shrimp Forecast.
05/22/2013:
A Comparison of Salt Marsh Construction Costs with the Value of Exported Shrimp Production.
05/20/2013:
A Comparative Assessment of Gulf Estuarine Systems (CAGES)
04/30/2013:
We've picked a winner in our Ocean Discovery Day Logo contest!!
03/23/2013:
Saturday, March 23, 2013 NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service and National Ocean Service hosted the 6th Annual Ocean Discovery Day.
02/14/2013:
Characterization of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic penaeid and rock shrimp fisheries based on observer data.
02/11/2013:
Sea Turtle Saturday Feb. 16, 2013
01/26/2013:
Ocean Discovery Day 2013 Date Announced!
07/03/2012 :
Texas Opening Announced: July 15, 2012
05/08/2012 :
Texas Closure Announced: May 15, 2012
05/07/2012 :
Sea turtle tours are back and available by appointment only.

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