Discover Galveston Bay
Galveston Bay is known as an estuary, which is a semi-enclosed
body of water where freshwater from rivers, bayous and tributaries
mixes with salt water from the Gulf of Mexico. The Galveston Bay system is a complex ecosystem and a valuable resource for the state and the nation. It provides natural resources, ecological services, recreational opportunities, transportation links, economic benefits and aesthetic rewards.
Please see the on-line Bay Briefings, a series of eight one-page summaries covering various Galveston Bay issues, written for you! You'll find topics from Water Quality to Seafood Safety.
To preserve the bay it is necessary to understand the system's composition, the processes that link its components and how it interacts with its environs. We invite you to learn more Discover Galveston Bay.