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MISSION BAY (Refugio County). Mission Bay is formed at the mouth of the Mission River in southern Refugio County and is an arm of Copano Bay. Commonly flushed by the Mission River, Mission Bay's salinity is generally low. Clams, snails, and numerous crustaceans inhabit the floor. The bay's banks are spotted with a variety of hardwoods, cattail, and sloughgrass and provides habitat for many species of waterfowl and furbearing mammals.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"MISSION BAY (REFUGIO COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 06, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.