Nat Geo – Two Days at the Apalachicola Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Located on the Florida Panhandle, the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) borders encompass over 245,000 acres, including Apalachicola Bay, wildlife refuges, state parks and more.

This is one of the most productive natural systems in the United States, fed by the mighty Apalachicola River and watershed. Beginning in Georgia, the Apalachicola River is born at the congruence of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers; all told, the watershed drains 20,000 square miles. The Apalachicola River is Florida’s largest river — every day 16 billion gallons of water flow into the bay and eventually into the Gulf of Mexico.

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