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.

UTMSI is pleased to announce the Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting on April 23-24, 2014. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together scientists, students, coastal managers, elected officials, and the general public to share research relevant to the bay, estuary, and nearshore environments of the Gulf of Mexico. Click here for registration and abstract instructions.

The Reserve is hosting a free Teachers on the Estuary workshop for local 5th-8th grade public school teachers this summer. Click here for more information.

Pull on some comfortable walking shoes and join us as we discover why freshwater wetlands and riverine woodlands are such important habitats at Fennessey Ranch, on Saturday, May 3rd.

Please join us for Sea Stories - ocean themed story-time with beach crafts and sea songs - for preschoolers and their families at 3:45 pm, on the first and third Tuesday of February - April.

April 24, 2014 5:58 AM Central Standard Time

                Air temperature: 21.8 C / 71 F
                Relative humidity: 94%
                Atmos. pressure: 602 mbar

                Wind speed: 14.6 kn / 16.8 mph
                Wind gusts: 17.7 kn / 20 mph
                Wind direction: S / 175 deg.

                Sea temperature: 0.0 C / 32 F
                Sea height: -0.83 m / -33 in
                Sea salinity: 0.0 ppt
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