- The shallow waters of the Laguna Madre account for almost 80 percent of all Texas’ seagrass beds.
- Of the 44 species of fish identified in the Texas Gulf as commercial or recreational, 37 have been found in the Laguna Madre.
- The Laguna Madre is 1 of only 6 hypersaline coastal lagoons in the world.
Jacob “Augs” Augsburger is a classically trained Fine Artist with a diverse background in every facet of creative enterprise, and a strong passion as an Artist, Sportsman, and Conservationist. Augs is also a former Professor of Painting, Drawing, and Digital Art at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.
His undergraduate career includes both the University of Houston and Texas A&M – Corpus Christi. He received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, the nations oldest Art School and Museum. He has worked as a Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Photographer, and Videographer throughout his Fine Arts Career. He combines his traditional style and classical education, with modern elements of design, graphics, and digital imaging. This allows him to push the boundaries of existing Fine Art media and techniques, while allowing the fusion of traditional styles into the fast-paced digital world. His approach to making art is based on the beauty and energy of nature, often blending classical illustration and painting techniques with new media and a style indicative to our Gulf Coast.