Texas State Aquarium Conservation Series

At the Texas State Aquarium, part of our mission is supporting wildlife conservation and we are doing that through our Wildlife Rescue program and numerous partnerships. The Aquarium is currently participating and supporting conservation research that improves wildlife populations of coral, sharks, ocelots and sea turtles.

Join us as we walk to you through our new video conservation series to learn more about the things we are proactively doing to contribute to conservation in the Coastal Bend.

  • Coral

    The Texas State Aquarium has collaborated with Dr. Keisha Bahr at Texas A&M- Corpus Christi to research how changes in the chemistry of our ocean impact coral reefs.

  • Ocelots

    In 2021, the Aquarium welcomed an ocelot named Milla, who arrived as part of the Ocelot Species Survival Plan (SSP).

  • Sharks

    As a big supporter of shark conservation, the Texas State Aquarium is heavily involved in partnering with other organizations to conduct shark research.

  • Sea Turtles

    Living on the Gulf Coast means living next to sea turtles, and the Texas State Aquarium is determined to help injured and cold-stunned sea turtles in the Corpus Christi Bay.

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

  • Giant Manta Ray Conservation

    This summer, the Texas State Aquarium, NOAA, and the Marine Megafauna Foundation embarked on an expedition that took us far beyond our home state's shores. We traveled to East and West Flower Garden Banks within FGBNMS to help shed light on the lesser-known aspects of manta ray distribution, especially among the juvenile population.

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