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New Online ID Guide to Texas Marine Organisms

Last updated 4 years ago

Can you name the creature in this image?* Ever come across a weird sea creature or a saltwater fish you can’t quite ID? Try using the new online “Identification Guide to Marine Organisms of Texas” to answer your saltwater “whatizit?” questions.
 
Launched this summer, the Identification Guide has been compiled by TPWD Coastal Fisheries biologist Brenda Bowling. Anglers, biologists, beach combers and others who want to know more about what they see will find all the tools  needed, including photos and detailed descriptions, to identify just about any marine organism in Texas.  Anglers will also find an easy-to-use length and weight calculator than can provide the average weight per a given length for more than 100 species of fish.
 
The growing site houses 422 marine species. Anyone who still cannot identify the sea creature they have encountered is encouraged to send clear photos to txmarspecies@tpwd.state.tx.us. Read more about this new resource.
 

 

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