Site review scheduled for April 1-2

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC) will undergo a scheduled four-year review April 1-2, 2015, at the White House Hotel, 1230 Beach Blvd., in Biloxi, Miss. A federal Site Review Team convened by the director of the National Sea...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Mar 30, 2015

A couple of tips for boat owners

I am going to use this blog to share mistakes I’ve made with fellow boat owners so they don’t have to make them for themselves. This blog’s topics fall under the “things you don’t often think about” category. 

Go check the expiration date on your...

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By: Dave Burrage / Published: Mar 26, 2015

Working waterfronts: A coastal issue

Transportation, recreation, commercial fishing: no matter how you look at it, water, and access to it, is an integral part of our lives along the Gulf Coast. The livelihood of some, such as oystermen, boat makers and charter fishermen, rely on...

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By: Jody Thompson / Published: Mar 19, 2015

Sparks to focus on restoration, wetlands issues

Eric Sparks is the newest member of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium team. He has joined the organization as a coastal ecology extension specialist.

In his role with Sea Grant, Sparks will develop programs to address issues facing...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Mar 09, 2015

Winter brings snowbirds, migratory birds

While much of the United States is suffering from record-breaking cold temperatures and snowfall, the temperatures on the Alabama and Mississippi Gulf Coast fluctuate between a few days of cold and a few spring-like days. The mild winters that...

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By: Chandra Wright / Published: Mar 05, 2015