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The scale and consequences of plastic pollution

On the heels of the tons of trash collected at this year’s coastal cleanup events, I would like to discuss plastic pollution. This type of pollution is something that we are all too familiar with. It is hard to find a roadway or waterway that...

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By: Eric Sparks / Published: Dec 08, 2016

Shrimp season ends early for inshore skimmer boats

The 2016 shrimp season has ended early this year for the inshore skimmer boat fishermen. They say that it was a bad season for white shrimp, and they think it was because there are so many jellyfish that stayed inshore for too long. Every time they...

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By: Peter Nguyen / Published: Dec 06, 2016

Oyster gardening finishes up season

Oyster gardening in Alabama and Mississippi has wrapped up another successful season. In Alabama, we completed our 15th year, with more than 58,000 oysters grown by volunteers for planting on restoration sites...

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By: PJ Waters / Published: Nov 21, 2016

Working with oyster farmers

Mud worms. Not the most appetizing name for a critter, and it turns out they are a real problem for the new ‘off-bottom’ oyster farmers in the Gulf of Mexico. Luckily for oyster lovers, mud worms live on the outside of the shell,

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By: William "Bill" Walton / Published: Nov 10, 2016