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Three MASGC candidates headed to DC

Three graduate students from Mississippi and Alabama have been selected for the 2014 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, a Sea Grant program that places highly qualified graduate students in the executive and legislative branches of government...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Dec 10, 2013

Corpus Christi selected as award winner for climate planning

Photo caption: Heather Wade, left, a coastal planning specialist with the Texas Sea Grant College Program and member of the Gulf of Mexico Climate Outreach Community of Practice, presents Danielle Converse, Environmental Services Superintendent with...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Dec 06, 2013

Study assesses values of headwater wetlands

Storm drains, such as this one in Bay Minette, Ala., keep the church parking lot dry but send water much too quickly into the wetland, overwhelming its natural filtration process.

Anderson checks the level, speed and volume of the water running into the Bay Minette site. The cloudy, fast-moving water and high, dry banks are both signs that the wetland’s filtering system may be compromised.A healthy headwater wetland acts like a sponge, taking in water from surrounding land and holding it while it filters out nutrients and other impurities before eventually releasing cleaner water downstream. 

In a Mississippi-Alabama Sea...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Dec 05, 2013

Swann named NOAA Research Team Member of the Month

LaDon Swann, director of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, has been named NOAA Research Team Member of the Month for December 2013. 

Swann has been director of the consortium since 2002. During his tenure, he has demonstrated...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Dec 05, 2013

Construct your own rain barrel at Daphne workshop

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant, in partnership with the Coastal Alabama Clean Water Partnership and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, will hold a rain barrel workshop from 3 p.m.- 5 p.m., Friday, Dec.13, at Daphne City Hall, 1705 Main St., in...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Dec 04, 2013