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Texas State Aquarium lobbying for funding in Austin

On Tuesday employees with the aquarium stopped by every state representatives' office and lobbied for more funding to grow their research and conservation partnership between Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Employees with the Texas State Aquarium are asking state lawmakers for financial help to continue their work with wildlife rescue and conservation.

According to a Monday report from the Texas comptrollers, office lawmakers will have $119 billion to spend as they craft the state's two-year spending plan.

On Tuesday employees with the aquarium stopped by every state representatives' office and lobbied for more funding to grow their research and conservation partnership between Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

"This hopefully brings in conservationist. Researchers and really starts to elevate south texas even above and beyond where it is.this is a legacy piece," said Jessie Gilbert, senior vice president, and CEO.

In May of 2018, the aquarium's newly updated wildlife rescue center included a newly refurbished surgical center.

Currently, the aquarium has helped rescue more than a thousand sea turtles.