Founder of Texas A&M Galveston: dead


POSTED: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 6:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 6:14am

Famed Texas marine researcher Ray dies at 94

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Sammy Ray, a founder of Texas A&M University at Galveston whose marine research brought him international acclaim, has died. He was 94.

Ray was a marine biologist who gained broad attention for research on oysters and as a leading authority on Gulf Coast fisheries.

His work was seen as vital to sustaining the Gulf Coast fishing industry and he also conducted extensive research on seafood safety. To read more, head to The Houston Chronicle's website:

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