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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

Scientists studying human-dolphin interactions

NOAA Fisheries Service, in partnership with the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, has awarded an $80,000 grant to scientists studying bottlenose dolphins in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Ph.D. Candidate Steve Shippee of the University of...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jan 12, 2009

$300,000 NOAA grant to develop science programs in schools

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. — A $300,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Education Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program will help teach Alabama and Mississippi educators about coastal landscapes,...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jan 07, 2009

Hundreds share information about coastal issues, resources

More than 400 people attended the Mississippi-Alabama Bays and Bayous Symposium on Oct. 28-29 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi to share information about coastal resources, natural hazards, fish stocks, water...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Nov 15, 2008