News - Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

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

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