Climbing the tree of tool selection

As I’ve written about before, a person can get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of tools and models available when addressing climate change. Whether you are a natural resource manager looking to help marshes adapt to sea-level rise or a community...

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By: Renee Collini / Published: Sep 22, 2016

NOAA-independent red snapper stock assessment is underway

The red snapper is a popular target of the sport fishing and commercial fishing industries throughout the Gulf of Mexico. Historical overharvesting resulted in an overfished red snapper population. Under current federal and state management measures...

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By: LaDon Swann / Published: Sep 20, 2016

Study investigates how tiger shrimp may affect native Gulf shrimp

When a new species appears in the Gulf of Mexico, it can cause concern and raise a lot of questions. Which habitat does it prefer? What will it eat? What will eat it?

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One of these species of concern is the invasive tiger shrimp (Penaeus...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Sep 19, 2016

Floodplain managers, planners visualize future flooding impacts

Suppose the City of Biloxi’s population doubled and you had to determine where to locate new infrastructure and housing to accommodate another 40,000+ people. That’s what participants of the Gulf Coast Community Flood Resilience Workshop were...

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By: Tracie Sempier / Published: Sep 19, 2016

A look at MASGC’s education programs

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC) helps support three of the larger informal environmental education programs in the Mississippi-Alabama region. Two of these programs are in Alabama and one is in Mississippi. In addition to...

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By: Loretta Leist / Published: Sep 09, 2016