Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program is dedicated to protecting and restoring the health and productivity of the bays and estuaries in the Texas Coastal Bend, while supporting continued economic growth and public use of the bays. We work with local governments, conservation groups, teachers, students and the public to raise awareness of our natural surroundings through research, restoration and recreation projects, and environmental education. The health, beauty, and bounty of our bays and estuaries are essential for continued enjoyment of both people and wildlife.
NEW* In 2016, the CBBEP initiated a new collaborative effort to revise the Coastal Bend Bays Plan in order to incorporate developments that have occurred since the previous plan was drafted and to ensure that new priorities are being addressed. For more information, to view the draft plan, or to get involved check out our Coastal Bend Bays Plan page.
Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program shared Gladys Porter Zoo's photo.
4 days ago
Arribada! What a great shot of the 8,000-10,000 Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles that came up to nest recently in Tamaulipas!Did you know that in 1985 there were only 702 Kemp’s ridley sea turtle nests registered at their natal beaches located in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico. Experts were convinced extinction was imminent.
Fast-forward to just a few days ago, where our research teams recorded 8,000 to 10,000 sea turtles coming ashore to nest in a single day!
We hope you will support our efforts to continue #SavingSpecies and join us for #YappoPalooza2018. All proceeds will benefit the proven sea turtle conservation efforts in Rancho Nuevo, Tamaulipas.
#SeaTurtleWeek #SaveTheSeaTurtles #GladysPorterZoo
San Antonio Zoo Texas State Aquarium Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center UAB - The University of Alabama at Birmingham CDEN - Sociedad Civil
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6 days ago
The Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program and partners from Texas State Soil & Water Conservation Board, Texas Sea Grant, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas General Land Office, as well as citizens and landowners, convened today for a Baffin Bay Working Group Meeting to discuss where we are with water quality in Baffin Bay and its tributaries, and explore ways to address these issues. These guys are determined to minimize harmful algal blooms and fish kills in the future, and make a better Baffin Bay! ... See MoreSee Less
Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program is with Daniel McLendon.
1 week ago
Many thanks to the American Conservation Experience (ACE) who braved the scorching temps last week to begin removing Brazilian peppertree from IB McGee Beach Park in Port Aransas! They are working with the Texas Gulf Region CWMA to restore 21 acres of sensitive habitat with funding from Texas General Land Office Coastal Management Program, Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program, and Nueces County. ACE will be out there a few more weeks in June and July, so if you see them, say THANKS! #ACEinspires #cbbep #cwma ... See MoreSee Less