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Lessons from Hurricane Nate for oyster farmers

On Oct. 7, 2017, Hurricane Nate made landfall in Louisiana and then a second landfall in the middle of the night on Oct. 8 near Biloxi, Mississippi, bringing in storm surge, rip currents and hurricane-force winds. Hurricane Nate popped up and sped...

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By: Bill Walton / Published: Nov 09, 2017

Does oil spill response vary by habitat?

When a marine oil spill takes place, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 provides guidelines for government-funded agencies to respond. To do so, these agencies must keep abreast of the latest research on oil impacts and response techniques to determine...

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By: Tara Skelton / Published: Nov 02, 2017

The Dead Zone: A year-round nightmare

For Halloween this year, consider dressing as The Dead Zone. You'll need a costume the size of New Jersey and the ability to suck all the oxygen from around you. You won't be the life of the party, but you'll be pretty scary.

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By: Kristina Alexander / Published: Oct 26, 2017

Survey finds gaps in resilience services

As part of a NOAA Regional Coastal Resilience Grant, our project team conducted a survey to identify gaps in existing resilience tools and services. Our goal is to use the results of the survey to update and/or enhance existing resilience tools or...

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By: Tracie Sempier / Published: Oct 18, 2017

Nate in my front yard, sea-level rise in my office

I work on sea-level rise, coordinating NOAAs Sentinel Site Cooperative. I also live on Dauphin Island. Many find this to be quite a juxtaposition because barrier islands, like Dauphin Island, are expected to experience some of the earliest and worst...

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By: Renee Collini / Published: Oct 16, 2017

Sportfishing makes contributions to economies

The saltwater recreational fishing industry is one of the major marine industries served by research, education, and extension programming by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium under its focus area on Resilient Communities and Economies....

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By: Ben Posadas / Published: Sep 28, 2017