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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

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

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 oysters came from all...

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By: Tara Skelton / 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