• Diver
    UTMSI research stretches from Port Aransas to the Arctic. Learn more »
  • Interdepdency
    Sculpture 'Interdependency' Highlights the Connectedness of the Coasts and Oceans - by Kent Ullberg, Sculptor.
  • Explore MSI
    Learn more About the Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas
  • Snook
    These snook are part of the Fisheries & Mariculture Lab's research program. Learn more »

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute is the oldest and most significant marine research facility on the Texas coast and is home to cutting-edge scientists, graduate students and educators. The institute helps create more productive fisheries, educates our next generation of scientific leaders, and works to understand how our oceans and coasts are changing through time. Learn more »


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