News - Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

Why you should slow down in no-wake zones

Waterfront property owners directly benefit from the establishment of no-wake zones in their area from decreased wave energy hitting their shoreline. The consistent hammering of boat wakes will lead to erosion through wearing away at a bulkhead or...

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By: Eric Sparks / Published: May 04, 2017

Oyster farmers from across South compare notes

At the end of January, over 50 current and potential oyster farmers gathered for a meeting at Auburn University, along with another 50 or so chefs, wholesalers, gear suppliers, researchers and Sea Grant Extension agents.

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By: Bill Walton / Published: Feb 15, 2017

Now hiring: National water extension liaison

As part of a growing effort for collaboration between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service and NOAA Sea Grant, The University of Alabama is seeking qualified applicants for the position of National...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Feb 14, 2017

Administrator needed for Mississippi oyster gardening program

This is a temporary assignment through Auburn University’s Temporary Employment Services, working for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) that is funded through December 2017, with an expected extension of funding. Work will primarily...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Feb 14, 2017