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Tunnell Mound Named After Dr. Wes Tunnell

Tunnell Mound Named After Dr. Wes Tunnell

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A newly mapped area of the Gulf of Mexico sea bottom will include geographic features named for the Harte Research Institute (HRI) for Gulf of Mexico Studies and its Endowed Chair for Biodiversity and Conservation Science Dr. Wes Tunnell.

Tunnell Mound is located on the upper continental slope south of Louisiana, and Harte Bank is located on the outer continental shelf among the South Texas Banks off southern Texas. Both were approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names this fall.

“It is a great honor and privilege to have something in the Gulf of Mexico named for me and my work. It is a good example of how collaborative work and sharing of data can pay off in the long run,” Tunnell said.

For the full story, please visit Harte Research Institute’s release.

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