News - Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

The impact of manmade debris in our aquatic environments

Marine debris has become one of the most pervasive problems plaguing the world’s oceans and waterways. he National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) defines marine debris as any persistent solid material that is manufactured or...

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By: Christian Miller / Published: Nov 19, 2015

Slow! Watch out for marine animals!

Fall is a great time of year for being out on the coastal waters of Alabama and Mississippi. The temperatures are a bit cooler, there are fewer vessels, more migrating birds, some leaves are changing colors, and we still have spectacular sunsets.

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By: Chandra Wright / Published: Oct 15, 2015

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

The Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative has published the second issue of Cooperative Ternary, a newsletter focused on the latest and greatest from all areas of the sea-level rise science to stewardship continuum.

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By: Renee Collini / Published: Sep 18, 2015

Maintaining your home septic system

Although the majority of coastal homeowners are connected to public sewage systems, a large percentage of families live in rural or suburban areas that aren’t served by public utilities. When properly designed, sited, constructed, and maintained,...

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By: Christian Miller / Published: Aug 06, 2015

Oyster gardening season off to good start

Oyster gardening oysters are about a month old, and have grown significantly from our June start. 

Program wide, our mean height is 21.6 mm, a 300-percent increase from our starting size of approximately 7 mm. Gardeners from around Mobile Bay are...

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By: PJ Waters / Published: Jul 30, 2015