Why join the Friends of HRI? If you are concerned about the future of the Gulf of Mexico and the world’s oceans we offer you an opportunity to do something positive about it. Our goal is to help support the work of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, in its efforts to assure economic and environmental health. While their work is focused on the Gulf of Mexico, the results are applicable worldwide and bring a unique perspective to the conservation of our oceans.
To support the efforts to identify and preserve the natural assets of the Gulf of Mexico, the Harte Research Institute is asking for your help. As a Friend of HRI, you will become a part of sustaining the Gulf for future generations.
$250 SEA ANEMONE- The ornately colored and
beguiling flower of the sea
Membership includes invitations to all special events, quarterly
institute updates and acknowledgment on our website.
$1,000 SEA TURTLE- One of the largest
reptiles in the world
Membership includes the benefits above and an autographed book by
$2,500 BLUEFIN TUNA- Travels as fast as a
nuclear submarine and migrates thousands of miles
Membership includes the benefits above, a collection of postcards with
photographs from HRI's 2012 research expeditions, and an invitation to
an annual luncheon hosted by Drs. Sylvia Earle and Larry McKinney.
$5,000 MANTA- The largest of all rays
Membership includes benefits above and a frameable, full color
topographic map of the Gulf of Mexico produced exclusively by HRI, as
well as an invitation to participate in a special diving expedition to
the Flower Garden Banks in August 2013 with oceanographer Sylvia
$10,000 WHALE SHARK- The world's largest and
most elusive fish
Membership includes benefits above and two invitations to join Drs.
Sylvia Earle and Larry McKinney on HRI's September 2013 expedition to
Yucatan, Mexico to view the migration of the whale sharks.