News - Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development

Innovative projects selected for MASGC grant funding

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium held a grant competition for its 2018-2020 research program. Six research projects that address coastal issues in Alabama and Mississippi were selected to receive funding. They include the following:

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jul 27, 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

Know more about charter boat workers, owners

Scenic and Sightseeing Water Transportation (NAICS code 487210) includes charter boat for-hire. This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing scenic and sightseeing transportation on water. The services provided are usually...

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By: Ben Posadas / Published: May 11, 2018

Oyster gardening programs gear up for growing season

Oyster gardening in Alabama is in the final preparation stages for the 2018 season. Oysters have been spawned and the larvae should be setting soon. Last season, nearly 80,000 oysters were planted in Alabama and Mississippi’s programs.

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By: PJ Waters / Published: May 01, 2018