Texas Coast Report Card released!
Texas, USA. The Texas Coast Ecosystem Health Report Card was released on May 29, which graded Texas Coast Ecosystems at a B-. Key messages from the report card were that oyster reefs continued to struggle after the extreme rainfall from Hurricane Harvey. Seagrasses also struggle in some areas from poor water quality. Coastal fisheries, however, have been improving steadily. The project was funded through the State of Texas and was a partnership between Harte Research Institute and UMCES.
Jamie Currie traveled to Brisbane, Australia to produce a short documentary for the International River Foundation's (IRF) 20th anniversary of the International Riverprize. Jamie conducted interviews and collected footage from collaborators around the world to create the film. The final product will be screened at this year's International Riverprize in Brisbane.