Tarpon are known as the majestic “silver king”

Tarpon, frequently referred to by anglers as “silver kings,” are a prized game fish of saltwater anglers along the Gulf Coast. In the early 1900s, future presidents flocked to coastal cities across the Gulf for a chance to catch one of these...

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By: Marcus Drymon / Published: Sep 14, 2018

Learn more about greater amberjack

Termed “reef donkeys” by recreational anglers, greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) have a reputation for their stubborn fight. The species inhabits both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans; in the western Atlantic, its range extends from Nova...

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By: Amanda Jefferson / Published: Sep 06, 2018

The Bays and Bayous Symposium is fast approaching

Planning for the Bays and Bayous Symposium is in full swing! The symposium is a local event where hundreds of scientists, students, industry, agencies, resource managers and more can share research, studies and more. It will be in Mobile on Nov....

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Aug 31, 2018

What does a Mississippi Master Naturalist do?

It’s almost time for the next coastal Mississippi Master Naturalist cohort to start their certification class. This year’s class begins on September 6th and there are a couple spots left! To register or inquire about the class, visit the...

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By: Eric Sparks / Published: Aug 23, 2018

Bays and Bayous abstract deadline extended

The deadline to submit abstracts for the 2018 Alabama-Mississippi Bays and Bayous Symposium has been extended until Sept. 14. The symposium will take place Nov. 28-29 in Mobile, Alabama. Scientists, resource managers, elected officials or agency...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Aug 17, 2018

Future of NOAA and Water Workshop highlights challenges, tools

Have you ever thought about the future of water resources globally? There’s no question that water crises, such as floods and droughts, are increasing at a staggering rate, changing our world and transforming the way we think about and plan for...

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By: Karen Bareford / Published: Aug 16, 2018