• 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!

Bay Education Center

Come visit us at the Bay Education Center!


Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK)

Check out the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK)!