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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

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

Oyster gardening is growing in Mississippi

In Mississippi, the number of gardening sites tripled for 2018, with a total of 3,500 spat-set shells expected to produce 40,000 restoration oysters! The oysters are already growing nicely, and will be relocated to their permanent homes on local...

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By: Emma Cochran / Published: Aug 09, 2018

Floodplain managers in coastal Alabama form new workgroup

This July, 25 practitioners in coastal Alabama, including public officials from 12 jurisdictions, participated in the first Community Rating System (CRS) Users-Group meeting. This significant first step towards solidifying multi-jurisdictional...

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By: Hank Hodde / Published: Aug 06, 2018