On June 8th, 2016 two DEEPEND members from Texas A&M University at Galveston attended the first annual World Oceans Day Festival and Art Contest in Galveston, Texas in collaboration with ADDOMEx (another GoMRI consortium). World Oceans Day is the UN-recognized day of celebration and action for the ocean. This year Artist Boat is hosting a community celebration in Galveston at Stewart Beach. The DEEPEND booth showcased DEEPEND's mission as well as exciting fish and invertebrate samples from the Gulf of Mexico!