Biologist to speak about frogs

Biologist Kathy Shelton, state coordinator of the Mississippi Amphibian Monitoring Program, will speak about the frogs of Mississippi and how to identify them by their calls at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 2, at the Mississippi State University Coastal...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Mar 25, 2009

Miller to work with communities on water-quality issues

Christian Miller has joined the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC ) as an extension specialist focusing on nonpoint pollution issues. He works out of the Auburn University Marine Extension and Research Center (AUMERC) in Mobile, Ala.,...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Mar 13, 2009

Learn to be an oyster gardener

Anyone interested in volunteering with the Mobile Bay Oyster Gardening Program must attend one of two upcoming workshops. Program volunteers grow oysters in cages off their wharves in “conditionally open” waters. The oysters later are planted on...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Mar 10, 2009

Groups work toward improving land conservation efforts

MOBILE, Ala. — Existing and potential land trust partners recently discussed the possibility of coordinating conservation efforts in coastal Alabama. They got together at a workshop that kicked off an initiative to identify gaps in conservation...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Feb 25, 2009

Alabama committee to chart water-access issues

The Alabama Waterfront Access Study Committee will meet in Montgomery, Ala., from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. March 3 in the Old Archives Chambers of the state Capitol.

Legislation introduced by Rep. Spencer Collier (R-Irvington) last year created the...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Feb 24, 2009

Innovative class uses sea urchins to spawn learning

Vigor High School completes first aquascience course


PRICHARD, Ala. – About 30 students at Vigor High School recently served as caretakers of aquatic animals during the inaugural semester of a hands-on aquascience course.

“The class is a great...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jan 12, 2009