Matagorda Bay Ecosystem Assessment
About this Project
Spanning over 400 square miles of the Texas coast, Matagorda Bay is unique in that it maintains a relatively small human population. The bay supports a number of industries important to the Texas economy, including commercial and recreational fishing, agriculture and tourism, while serving as a rich resource for fish and wildlife. It also hosts endangered sea turtles, and provides a food source for several species of threatened shorebirds — the last wild flock of whooping cranes can be found hunting in its marshes.