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Oyster Trail opens in downtown Mobile

(MOBILE, Ala.) – Giant oysters are curious new attractions in downtown Mobile.  Local artists paired up with businesses and organizations to paint and place fiberglass oyster sculptures in several locations. Six were unveiled July 11, and another...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Nov 01, 2013

Study to determine marketability of Gulf oysters

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Diners at the Lakewood Country Club in Point Clear, Ala., last winter enjoyed a complimentary feast of oysters provided by researchers Dan Petrolia of Mississippi State University (MSU) and Bill Walton of Auburn University. The...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Sep 13, 2013

Customization may be key to success of living shorelines

Living shorelines are being used more often in coastal Alabama to fight erosion and protect habitat, and researchers at the University of South Alabama say some projects are unintentionally harming the shorelines they are meant to protect. Their...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Sep 13, 2013

What’s in the stormwater, and where is it going?

In order to help city managers and planners understand how various types of development impact coastal pollution, University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Kevin Dillon is collecting runoff directly from stormwater ditches and pipes from various...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Sep 13, 2013

Exhibit to join Blessing of the Fleet celebration

The Alabama Working Waterfront Coalition will present the Alabama Working Waterfront Exhibit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, at Bayou La Batre's 64th Annual Blessing of the Fleet celebration. The exhibit will highlight the...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Apr 30, 2013