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Coastal Cleanup volunteers can reduce microplastics in water

Since 1988, thousands of Mississippi Coastal Cleanup volunteers have removed millions of pounds of trash from Mississippi beaches, waterways and barrier islands. During last year’s Mississippi Coastal Cleanup alone, 14 tons of litter was removed....

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By: Mandy Sartain / Published: Sep 21, 2017

Worried about erosion? Conserve or plant some salt marsh

Salt marshes are a type of coastal wetland that are common throughout the globe. If you have driven over a bridge near the coast, you have probably seen lots of salt marsh. Among the many benefits that these ecosystems provide

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By: Eric Sparks / Published: Sep 14, 2017

New partnerships fostering resiliency to wind, flood hazards

As this blog is posted, we watch the response to Hurricane Harvey’s devastating flooding in Texas and Hurricane Irma’s record-breaking winds hurtling towards the Southeast U.S. These events have broken many decent, calm years in the Gulf of...

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By: Hank Hodde / Published: Sep 08, 2017

Team reads, writes, travels to answer your oil spill questions

The Oil Spill Science Outreach Team formed in 2014 so those around the Gulf impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill could get unbiased, peer-reviewed facts about its impacts. After sharing science with thousands via publications, webinars and...

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By: Tara Skelton / Published: Aug 31, 2017

Scholarships help kids build confidence at overnight camps

Attending an overnight summer camp can be an incredible learning experience for a child, even if the camp does not focus on academic subjects. During this temporary absence of a mom or dad figure, children are asked to step out of their comfort zone...

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By: Tina Miller-Way / Published: Aug 24, 2017

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