News - Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

No Southern hospitality for invasive species

Southern hospitality does not extend to invasive species. Invasive species are the environmental equivalent of uninvited guests that clean out your refrigerator, chip the heirloom china and spill wine on your new rug. Being a gracious host does not...

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By: Kristina Alexander / Published: Apr 19, 2018

Embracing the dynamics of shorelines

Coastal areas are dynamic in nature, which means they are constantly changing. A fitting example of the dynamics of coastlines can be found by looking at historical, but relatively recent, aerial photos...

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By: Eric Sparks / Published: Apr 04, 2018

Meet our newest extension team member

My name is Amanda Jefferson, and I’m a new extension associate with Mississippi State University and Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant in Biloxi, Mississippi! I was born and raised in Ellicott City, Maryland, near the port city of Baltimore.

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By: Amanda Jefferson / Published: Mar 01, 2018

Mississippi Oyster Gardening Program expands

Oyster gardening has been taking place seasonally in Alabama for almost 20 years, but 2017 was the first year for oyster gardening in Mississippi. Through the program, volunteers are supplied with all of the materials to grow

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By: Emma Cochran / Published: Feb 22, 2018

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