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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

What will storm surge look like in the future?

An exciting new storymap has been released that shows what storm surge will look like in the northern Gulf of Mexico as sea levels rise. he coastal zone is a very dynamic place, with many ongoing processes such as tides and waves shaping our shores....

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By: Renee Collini / Published: Jul 27, 2018

Oyster-farming students learn ropes in Mississippi

Beginning in June, the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium partnered with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University to offer the fourth class of Oyster Farming Fundamentals...

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By: Bill Walton / Published: Jul 19, 2018