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A couple of tips for boat owners

I am going to use this blog to share mistakes I’ve made with fellow boat owners so they don’t have to make them for themselves. This blog’s topics fall under the “things you don’t often think about” category. 

Go check the expiration date on your...

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By: Dave Burrage / Published: Mar 26, 2015

Working waterfronts: A coastal issue

Transportation, recreation, commercial fishing: no matter how you look at it, water, and access to it, is an integral part of our lives along the Gulf Coast. The livelihood of some, such as oystermen, boat makers and charter fishermen, rely on...

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By: Jody Thompson / Published: Mar 19, 2015

Winter brings snowbirds, migratory birds

While much of the United States is suffering from record-breaking cold temperatures and snowfall, the temperatures on the Alabama and Mississippi Gulf Coast fluctuate between a few days of cold and a few spring-like days. The mild winters that...

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By: Chandra Wright / Published: Mar 05, 2015

Oil Spill Science: The conversations continue

Last week more than 1,000 scientists, agency staff, students and others met in Houston, Texas, to continue the conversation about oil spill science at the 2015 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystems conference. It was a busy week for our Oil...

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By: Larissa Graham / Published: Feb 26, 2015

Alabama MarketMaker and Gulf Seafood!

We continue to promote Gulf Seafood through our consumer education series (Seafood Savvy) in Fairhope, Alabama. We held our fifth installment on Jan. 13, 2015, and featured locally farm-raised catfish and locally caught red drum prepared by chefs...

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By: Beth Walton / Published: Feb 18, 2015

Document provides inventory of shellfish restoration policies

Shellfish restoration is a priority for many organizations in the Gulf of Mexico and around the country. It can be challenging for researchers conducting scientific research and organizations implementing shoreline and habitat restoration projects...

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By: Stephanie Otts / Published: Feb 05, 2015