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Oyster farming: What I learned on a visit to N.C.

It has been a very busy summer here in the Northern Gulf of Mexico for commercial oyster farmers, scientists, graduate students, extension specialists and the team at the Auburn University Shellfish Laboratory.

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By: Rusty Grice / Published: Aug 17, 2017

Meet our new marine fisheries extension specialist

I’m thrilled to say that this week I joined the faculty at Mississippi State University, and the team at Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant. I’m Marcus Drymon, and I’m a marine fisheries ecologist. Originally from central Kentucky,

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By: Marcus Drymon / Published: Aug 03, 2017

Tools can help your business prepare for disasters

It goes without saying that small businesses play a vital role in the economies of our local communities. But the ability of our small businesses to bounce back after a storm, fire or flood can make or break a community as a whole. It is as...

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By: Jody Thompson / Published: Jul 28, 2017

Workshop to explore how communities can prepare for flood events

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program, in conjunction with the American Planning Association chapter for the state of Mississippi, is planning an event from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, to discuss the topic of flood mitigation at the...

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By: Stephen Deal / Published: Jul 20, 2017

Leave Only Footprints Initiative shows success in Alabama

Summertime means thousands of people flock to the beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama, for a day (or more) of fun in the sun. Parents load up the kids, chairs, tents, umbrellas, snacks, coolers, boogie boards, toys and towels.

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By: Chandra Wright / Published: Jul 13, 2017