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Environmental Impacts of ITC Fire: What Galveston Bay Foundation Has Found

  • January 14, 2020
  • Blog

TAMU Presentation on PFAs Collaboration & Results After the ITC chemical tank fire, Galveston Bay Foundation partnered with Texas A&M’s Superfund Research Center to analyze water samples around the ITC incident for PFAs, a group of chemical compounds frequently found in industrial product and firefighting foam. Some of these compounds are known to have harmful […]

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How Has Harvey Impacted Water Quality?

  • December 10, 2019
  • Blog

Photo: NASA Satellite of brown rivers and Galveston Bay full of floodwater from Hurricane Harvey. In the Houston area, stormwater from large flood events wash pollutants, chemicals and debris down our storm drains, into our bayous and eventually into Galveston Bay. The longer between rain storms or the more intense a rain storm, the more pollutants are […]

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Evaluating the Impacts of Hurricane Harvey on the Dolphins of Galveston Bay

  • December 10, 2019
  • Blog

Prepared September 18, 2017 By Vanessa Mintzer, Ph.D. (Galveston Bay Foundation) and Kristi Fazioli (Environmental Institute of Houston-UHCL) Dolphins and Hurricanes Opportunities to evaluate the effects of catastrophic events, like hurricanes and flooding, on dolphins are rare.  However, because hurricanes cause dramatic environmental changes, they are expected to impact most aquatic organisms, including these top-level […]

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Is Galveston Bay safe for swimming?

  • December 10, 2019
  • Blog

Summers in South Texas can get hot! It’s no wonder so many people in the Houston-Galveston region choose to cool off with outdoor activities on the water, such as swimming and boating. Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) often gets asked if the water is safe to swim in, and fortunately, we have the answer! GBF’s Water […]

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Symbolically Adopt A Galveston Bay Dolphin Mom This Mother’s Day

  • December 10, 2019
  • Blog

If you love dolphins and your mom, Galveston Bay Foundation has the perfect gift for you to give this Mother’s Day. Symbolically name and adopt a Galveston Bay dolphin mom and help advance dolphin research through the Galveston Bay Dolphin Research and Conservation Program. The program is a partnership between Galveston Bay Foundation and Environmental […]

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