• Where science and natural beauty take flight

  • Conservation for future generations

  • turtle release

    Stewardship of our resources

  • Orville education

    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:

  • Established in 2006
  • 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

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Embrace the Gulf 2020

We are proud to be partners for Embrace the Gulf 2020 to promote the importance of the Gulf of Mexico. Would you like to join as a partner? Find out how, here.

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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!


Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK)

Check out the Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK)!


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