Archive for November 7th, 2011

TPW TV Water Documentary Segments

Monday, November 7th, 2011

This is Passport to Texas

Among the many fascinating segments you’ll see on the TPW TV show in November, are highlights from the agency’s documentary on the Gulf of Mexico. Series Producer Don Cash.

One of the segments is going to take a look at hurricanes that have affected the Gulf. It will take a look at how important things like marshes are to slowing hurricanes and flooding down.

The sequence of a barrier island next to a Laguna or bay, next to healthy marshes and wetlands, creates a natural defense to the destructive impact of hurricanes and tropical storms.

We’ll also look at climate change and the affect on the coast. A lot of people may think that fisheries management only occurs on the inland fisheries, but we’ve got a program right now where we’re looking at breeding and stocking flounder along the coast.

Up and down the coast, the population of southern flounder has been diminishing. More so down in the lower coast and upper coast, but overall, the population is going down.

So, these segments on the gulf are airing all throughout November on our PBS television show, or you can see the segments on our YouTube Channel.

Thanks, Don.

The Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program supports our series.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.