Program to offer certification for nature-tourism professionals

Today’s wildlife enthusiasts are traveling the Gulf Coast and experiencing the natural history and culture of coastal and ocean environments. Wildlife viewing activities hold tremendous potential for stimulating local economies while celebrating...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jan 27, 2010

Fink joins NOAA Office of Coast Survey in Mobile

Patrick Fink has joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) team serving in Mobile, Ala., as a navigation specialist in the Office of Coast Survey.

He will collaborate with local, state and non-profit agencies to serve NOAA...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Dec 04, 2009

Volunteers grow thousands of oysters for restoration

Mobile Bay Oyster Gardening Program volunteers in Alabama this year grew more than 59,000 oysters. The oysters were planted on restoration sites in Mobile Bay, where they will help filter water and provide habitat for a variety of estuarine...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Dec 03, 2009

Gardeners grow 45,000 oysters for restoration

New Adopt-A-Garden program to support science in schools


When people ask Martha Crosby of Point Clear, Ala., what she’s been up to, her answer isn’t going to the gym or volunteering at the hospital. She tells them she’s raising oysters on the...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Dec 02, 2009