News - Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

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

Clean marinas help reduce water pollution

Well, summer time is almost here and that means time to hit the water and water related activities including my favorite: boating. With additional boats on the water we need to make sure that boaters and marinas use strategies and practices that...

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By: Phillip Hinesley / Published: May 24, 2018

Oyster gardening programs gear up for growing season

Oyster gardening in Alabama is in the final preparation stages for the 2018 season. Oysters have been spawned and the larvae should be setting soon. Last season, nearly 80,000 oysters were planted in Alabama and Mississippi’s programs.

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By: PJ Waters / Published: May 01, 2018