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Shark Fest to allow families to catch, tag and release sharks

(OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss.) -- The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Lab (GCRL) and GCRL’s Marine Education Center are offering Shark Fest, a hands-on family learning adventure Sept....

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Sep 15, 2011

Program lands charter-boat operators in classroom

Capt. Ben Fairey of Orange Beach, Ala., heard about the Dolphin SMART program a while back. It is a program geared toward the nature tourism industry that teaches tour operators the best ways to view dolphins and the laws that protect the marine...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Mar 01, 2011

Marine debris campaign wins award

Mobile, AL – Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC) was recently informed that a MASGC produced Public Service Announcement (PSA) aimed at reducing marine debris won national honors from Clear Channel Radio’s approximately 1,500 stations....

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Nov 15, 2005