Recapture red snapper, receive a reward

The Great Red Snapper Count – a collaborative, multi-state effort to estimate the number of red snapper in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico – is in full swing. This spring, the project team is initiating the final component of the project: a tagging study, which will rely immensely on participation from stakeholders such as commercial…

Sea Grant collaborative workshop series debuts in Houma

Members of the Sea Grant oil spill science outreach team stayed close to home to host Prioritizing Health and Oil Spill Preparedness in Houma, Louisiana on December 4 and 5. The two-day event was the inaugural workshop in the Regional priority setting for health, social, and economic disruption from spills series, the first of five…

December workshop to address oil spills and public health in Louisiana

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics; the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative; and Sea Grant will host Prioritizing Health and Oil Spill Preparedness  on December 4 and 5 at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center in Houma, Louisiana. This two-day event is the first in a series of workshops designed to take a community approach…

Climate adaptation funding available

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, in collaboration with NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management and the Gulf of Mexico Climate and Resilience Community of Practice (CoP), is seeking coastal communities to participate in climate adaptation projects that will serve as local examples for other Gulf communities. This  collaborative project will involve financial assistance through a small…

Sea Grant programs in Gulf receive $2 million in NOAA funding to support aquaculture research

NOAA Sea Grant announces the award of over $2 million in grants for five projects in Gulf of Mexico states to further advance the development of a sustainable marine and coastal aquaculture industry in the U.S. The awards are part of an overall $11 million announcement made Oct. 17 that will fund 22 projects in…

Oil spill specialists join scientists for dispersant testing

Two members of the Gulf Sea Grant oil spill science outreach team recently visited Ohmsett, an oil spill science testing facility overseen by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). Florida Sea Grant’s Monica Wilson and Louisiana Sea Grant’s Emily Maung-Douglass traveled to New Jersey at the invitation of Tim Nedwed, Oil Spill Response…

Gulf-wide Sea Grant team receives national award for oil spill science outreach efforts

(OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss.) – The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Team received the National Superior Outreach Programming Award (SOPA), Sea Grant’s highest extension honor, at a Sept. 20 ceremony in Portland, Oregon. The team of outreach professionals is based in programs located around the Gulf of Mexico and works to synthesize and share peer-reviewed…

Oysters the focus of new Sea Grant oil spill science publication

In the Gulf of Mexico and around the country, oyster restoration and aquaculture is a hot topic. A popular seafood delicacy, oysters in the wild also perform important ecological functions. These shellfish naturally filter nutrients from water that passes through their gills and the reefs they live on help stabilize the shoreline. Both of these…