Wednesday, July 20; 12:00—1:00 PM
The Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) Artificial Reef program was established in 1990 with a guiding mission to develop, maintain, promote and enhance the artificial reef potential in Texas Coastal waters. Funded through industry partners and grants, the program has established almost 100 reef sites that run along the Texas coast and include locations in both state and federal waters. These reefs include sunken ships, prefabricated concrete pyramids, culverts and a myriad of other suitable materials. During this Zoom presentation we’ll get a fish-eye-view of some of our larger artificial reefs and learn the science behind our monitoring program.
Allison Baldwin graduated from Texas A&M University at Galveston in 2009, with a B.S. in Marine Biology. She worked as an outdoor educator and dive professional until joining the Artificial Reef team in July 2016. As the technician and Diving Safety Officer for the Artificial Reef team she collects, records and edits fisheries and hydrological data. She also oversees the safety and compliance of the Artificial Reef Dive Program.