News - Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

The Dead Zone: A year-round nightmare

For Halloween this year, consider dressing as The Dead Zone. You'll need a costume the size of New Jersey and the ability to suck all the oxygen from around you. You won't be the life of the party, but you'll be pretty scary.

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By: Kristina Alexander / Published: Oct 26, 2017

Volunteers needed for Mississippi Coastal Cleanup

Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to participate in the 29th annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup that will be held from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. With 50 sites across Jackson, Harrison and Hancock counties, volunteers will remove tons...

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By: Melissa Schneider/Mandy Sartain / Published: Oct 02, 2017

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

Extension liaison selected for National Water Center

In an effort to meet the needs of water management decision-makers, The University of Alabama (UA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service and NOAA Sea Grant announce that Karen Bareford has been hired...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Aug 24, 2017

Sartain is newest addition to Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant

Mandy Sartain is the newest member of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium outreach team.

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As an extension program assistant, she works at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi. Her...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Aug 18, 2017