Honey bees and sea turtles may seem like animal odd couples, but these two species are unique collaborators in two of the Mission-Aransas Reserve’s stewardship programs: Fennessey Ranch and the Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK).
When Hurricane Harvey hit the Mission-Aransas Reserve in 2017, one of the many casualties was the ARK. Today, thanks to the support of NOAA and friends, the ARK is returning about 500 turtles and 1000 birds to their native habitats every year.
Thanks to a grant from NOAA’s Marine Debris Program and the Matagorda Bay Mitigation Trust, Nurdle Patrol is expanding into Mexico to help document nurdle pollution and identify those responsible for it.
Please join NERRA in extending a very warm welcome to the two new education coordinators, Bella Mayorga and Adriana Reza, who have just added their skills, passion, and experience to our Reserve family.
Reserve staff from around the System are receiving formal accolades for their work in support of estuaries and coastal communities. A big congratulations to these NERRS superstars—and thank you for all you do!
In this month’s Talk NERRDy column, NERRA correspondent Nik Charov catches up with Jace Tunnell, Mission-Aransas Reserve manager, film buff, all-around nice guy, and a real NERRd for nurdles!