News - Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

You can get involved in watershed planning

Locally, a collaborative effort is underway to develop, and implement, watershed plans for all of the coastally influenced watersheds in Mobile and Baldwin counties in Alabama. The very nature of watershed planning designs a process that is open and...

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By: Christian Miller / Published: Dec 11, 2014

Workshop explains compromised, healthy wetlands

Charlene LeBleu outlines specific engineering and building options in low impact development.

City planners, engineers and other professionals gathered at the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center in Spanish Fort, Ala., on Oct. 17, to hear speakers from Auburn University discuss the impacts poorly planned development can have on water quality,...

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By: Tara Skelton / Published: Oct 23, 2014

Sharing oil-spill science with our coastal audiences

I’ve been with Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant for almost three months now — wow, how time flies! In my new position, I am one of four Oil Spill Science Research Specialists that are positioned around the Gulf of Mexico to share oil spill science with...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Oct 17, 2014

Secrets of the Stomach

DNA analysis to reveal what lionfish eat 

Invasive lionfish in the Gulf of Mexico grow quickly and have voracious appetites. A research team out of Dauphin Island Sea Lab is using Sea Grant funding to determine exactly what they are eating on...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Sep 16, 2014

We have marine mammal apps

You can now report dead, injured or entangled marine mammals in the Southeast using the Dolphin & Whale 911 on your smartphone. When you use the app, which is available through Google Play for Android and iTunes for iPhone, to report stranded marine...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Aug 26, 2014