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

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