A podcast about Estuaries


Dive into the world of estuaries with the people who know them inside and out—the scientists, educators, and friends of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System.

About the Pod

Like estuaries, this podcast is a fresh and salty mix of the challenges facing estuaries and their communities, solution-focused science and education, and the beauty and wonder of these special places on the coast.

Hosted by American Shoreline Podcast Network and sponsored by the National Estuarine Research Reserve Association, this show is for anyone who lives, works, and plays on the coasts—and wants future generations to do the same.

May 26, 2021

Keeping Watch on a Changing Coast

Reserve scientists Jude Apple and Kari St. Laurent talk about what it’s like to monitor estuaries that are inherently in flux—it would be a lot easier if they just kept still! (But less interesting.)

October 22, 2020

Eyes on the Sky

With all eyes on the sky during this record shattering hurricane season, Gulf of Mexico Reserve Managers Jace Tunnell and Keith Laakkonen talk about how experiences with past  hurricanes are helping us prepare for a more resilient future.

July 29, 2020

Stuck in the Mud

Cory Riley and Mark Silberstein have been “stuck in the mud” of estuaries and helping the communities that depend on them for years—and they couldn’t be happier.

Fresh & Salty: A Podcast About Estuaries