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Worried about erosion? Conserve or plant some salt marsh

Salt marshes are a type of coastal wetland that are common throughout the globe. If you have driven over a bridge near the coast, you have probably seen lots of salt marsh. Among the many benefits that these ecosystems provide

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By: Eric Sparks / Published: Sep 14, 2017

New partnerships fostering resiliency to wind, flood hazards

As this blog is posted, we watch the response to Hurricane Harvey’s devastating flooding in Texas and Hurricane Irma’s record-breaking winds hurtling towards the Southeast U.S. These events have broken many decent, calm years in the Gulf of...

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By: Hank Hodde / Published: Sep 08, 2017

Team reads, writes, travels to answer your oil spill questions

The Oil Spill Science Outreach Team formed in 2014 so those around the Gulf impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill could get unbiased, peer-reviewed facts about its impacts. After sharing science with thousands via publications, webinars and...

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By: Tara Skelton / Published: Aug 31, 2017

Scholarships help kids build confidence at overnight camps

Attending an overnight summer camp can be an incredible learning experience for a child, even if the camp does not focus on academic subjects. During this temporary absence of a mom or dad figure, children are asked to step out of their comfort zone...

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By: Tina Miller-Way / Published: Aug 24, 2017

Extension liaison selected for National Water Center

In an effort to meet the needs of water management decision-makers, The University of Alabama (UA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service and NOAA Sea Grant announce that Karen Bareford has been hired...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Aug 24, 2017

Sartain is newest addition to Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant

Mandy Sartain is the newest member of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium outreach team.

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As an extension program assistant, she works at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi. Her...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Aug 18, 2017