• Where science and natural beauty take flight

  • Conservation for future generations

  • Stewardship of our resources

  • Winning hearts and minds through education

  • Where land, water, and people come together

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Our Mission

The Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve brings together scientists, landowners, policy-makers, and the public to ensure that coastal management decisions benefit flora and fauna, water quality, and people.

Fast Facts:

  • We are the 3rd largest NERR at 186,189 acres
  • The only NERR in Texas
  • The only NERR west of the Mississippi in the Gulf of Mexico

Access Data

                       Port Aransas Tide Charts

​​​​​​​         Water Quality Data - Click blue dot on Texas!

Marine Debris Page

Learn more about marine debris research and impacts by clicking HERE.

Bay Education Center

Come visit us at the Bay Education Center!


Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK)

Check out the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK)!


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