ABOUT THE PROJECT
Bottlenose dolphins are the only species of cetacean native to Texas bays and estuaries and the only ones you will see within Galveston Bay. Their health and ability to thrive here can provide information about the bay's ecosystem. Hurricanes and storms, which are recurring events on the Texas Gulf Coast, are greatly affecting the health and behaviors of these marine mammals.
The poster focuses on the effects of Hurricane Harvey on bottlenose dolphins at Galveston Bay through visual data and statistics, while the interpretive signs educate visitors of Pine Gully Park about the negative and positive effects of hurricanes and storms on these marine mammals.