News - Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

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

Rainy day kicks off Mississippi Oyster Gardening Program

Volunteers in Mississippi started oyster gardening earlier this week. They received their oysters on Tuesday, amid light and steady rain from what would soon be named Tropical Storm Cindy. Justin McDonald, a relatively new addition to...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jun 23, 2017