Ocean Wildlife

manowartone1_custom-9b4fd37bb0d24c810314585e7abc4f4e293344ce-s1100-c50While you enjoy Texas City’s fishing and beautiful beaches, be aware that we are home to thousands of marine animals as well!! Sea turtles are seen on the Texas City Dike, as well as dolphins and even the occasional manatee!! Do not touch or capture them!! If you see an injured marine mammal or sea turtle, contact our Animal Control Officers immediately. We have the resources for every species in our city!!! 

And please, PICK UP YOUR TRASH AND FISHING LINES!!! Animal Control Officers pick up a lot of animals injured due to littering and trash. Respect the environment and it will help protect our native species!!!Green Sea Turtles Photo credit Megan Nagel USFWS
Learn more about co-existing with native wildlife or how to prevent unwanted houseguests.

If you have a concern with nuisance wildlife, please visit the Nusiance Wildlife or Problem Animals webpages.

It is important to be sure that wildlife truly needs help before we disturb it. Our friends at the Wildlife Center of Texas offer some great tips to help answer that question.

For a list of Wildlife Rehabilitators in your area, please visit the Rehabilitors webpage.
For more on Texas Wildlife, please visit the Wild webpage.