News - Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

The scale and consequences of plastic pollution

On the heels of the tons of trash collected at this year’s coastal cleanup events, I would like to discuss plastic pollution. This type of pollution is something that we are all too familiar with. It is hard to find a roadway or waterway that...

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By: Eric Sparks / Published: Dec 08, 2016

Oyster gardening finishes up season

Oyster gardening in Alabama and Mississippi has wrapped up another successful season. In Alabama, we completed our 15th year, with more than 58,000 oysters grown by volunteers for planting on restoration sites...

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By: PJ Waters / Published: Nov 21, 2016

Scientist to teach workshop on macrobenthic organisms

Professor Chet Rakocinski of The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Lab invites academic researchers, private consultants, agency personnel and anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of relationships among the...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Oct 24, 2016

Let’s clean up the Coast

If you are a fan of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s scenic views and abundant wildlife, you should consider doing your part to help clean up our beaches and waterways. Become a volunteer at the 28th annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup on Saturday,...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Oct 07, 2016

Bays and Bayous abstracts deadline extended

Have you been too busy to submit an abstract to present at the upcoming Mississippi-Alabama Bays and Bayous Symposium? Well, you’re in luck. You’ve been given more time to submit one (or two or three).

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Sep 02, 2016