Of the 32 largest cities in the world today, 22 are located on estuaries, although the name of the water body could be bay, sound, inlet, harbor, and lagoon.

 

Manatee and Calf by Tim Ebaugh - Indian River Lagoon Repopulating Oyster Beds - Tampa Bay Estuary Program

Association of National Estuary Programs

Interactive map of National Estuary Programs


Zoom in to see the watershed for that estuary program. Click a star for more information about the program, and a link to its website. Read the fact sheets on the right for more information about the program.

National Estuary Program Study Areas

National Estuary Program Study Areas