News - Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

The Bays and Bayous Symposium is fast approaching

Planning for the Bays and Bayous Symposium is in full swing! The symposium is a local event where hundreds of scientists, students, industry, agencies, resource managers and more can share research, studies and more. It will be in Mobile on Nov....

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Aug 31, 2018

What does a Mississippi Master Naturalist do?

It’s almost time for the next coastal Mississippi Master Naturalist cohort to start their certification class. This year’s class begins on September 6th and there are a couple spots left! To register or inquire about the class, visit the...

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By: Eric Sparks / Published: Aug 23, 2018

Future of NOAA and Water Workshop highlights challenges, tools

Have you ever thought about the future of water resources globally? There’s no question that water crises, such as floods and droughts, are increasing at a staggering rate, changing our world and transforming the way we think about and plan for...

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By: Karen Bareford / Published: Aug 16, 2018

Oyster gardening is growing in Mississippi

In Mississippi, the number of gardening sites tripled for 2018, with a total of 3,500 spat-set shells expected to produce 40,000 restoration oysters! The oysters are already growing nicely, and will be relocated to their permanent homes on local...

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By: Emma Cochran / Published: Aug 09, 2018

Innovative projects selected for MASGC grant funding

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium held a grant competition for its 2018-2020 research program. Six research projects that address coastal issues in Alabama and Mississippi were selected to receive funding. They include the following:

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jul 27, 2018

Marine debris is a problem; you can help at cleanup events

Think back to the last time you went to a beach that wasn’t polluted with litter. Now, think back to the last time you went to the beach and you DID see it polluted with litter. In that moment, what did you feel? When I was young, I remember the...

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By: Mandy Sartain / Published: Jun 21, 2018