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Aftermath of Harvey – Flood Photos

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RE-OPEN THE MOUTH OF THE SAN BERNARD – AGAIN?

Just heard from Roy Edwards down in Rivers End near the mouth of the San Bernard that Brazoria Count Commissioner “Dude” Payne informed him that State Representative Dennis Bonnan reports the project to re-open the mouth of the San Bernard … Continue reading

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TROUBLE AT THE FLOWER GARDENS – Everything Is NOT Coming Up Roses!

Major Coral Bleaching Event On the heels of the mass mortality event in July 2016, we now have a major coral bleaching event in the sanctuary. Sanctuary researchers report that almost 50% of the coral colonies in a study site … Continue reading

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Herter’s Revolver “Earns” A Purple Heart!

After the grand experiment of rust browning the cylinder frame on my old (1966) Herter’s .44 magnum single action revolver, I began having ideas of fitting a set of grips that complimented the purplish, “plum brown” hue of that part … Continue reading

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FLOODING AND THE SAN BERNARD RIVER MOUTH

Mike – FYI Jan Edwards Floods Come – Mouth Still Closed The attached picture of the mouth of the San Bernard was taken by Bert Smith 4-25-16. Though the San Bernard is, and has been at flood stage, the mouth … Continue reading

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Flower Gradens Exhibit at Angleton Library

Reef on the Road in Angleton About this time last year, the sanctuary premiered its new traveling exhibit, Reef on the Road. Following the premiere, the exhibit went to its first host site in the Aquarium at Moody Gardens. In … Continue reading

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SAN BERNARD RIVER UPDATE TO BEGIN OCTOBER

This is an update on the efforts to solve the problem of the San Bernard River Gulf outlet sanding closed, sent to us by Roy and Jan Edwards, good friends and advocates for the river. Regards – Roy and Jan … Continue reading

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THESE LIONS ARE NOT LIKE “CECIL”!

An Unusual Fishing “Tournament”! Lionfish Invitational Kicks Off Sunday The first ever lionfish removal event will be conducted at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary next week in the Gulf of Mexico. The Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) will be … Continue reading

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NEW BILL FOR RED SNAPPER CONSERVATION/ANGLER ACCESS

To All Media FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sara Leonard sara@sportsmenslink.org 202.543.6850 x 11 Graves-Miller Bill Will Better Conserve Gulf Red Snapper, Improve Access “States are simply better equipped to manage the fishery — and more aware of its importance” July … Continue reading

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MOUTH OF THE SAN BERNARD RIVER AFTER RECENT FLOODING

About a month ago, I was asked by a former resident of this area if the San Bernard River outlet was still closed, or could the then recent heavy rains have opened it. Well no. These pictures taken yesterday by … Continue reading

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