Innovative partnership to strengthen local communities against storms, floods

(MOBILE, Ala.) – The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and Smart Home America are pleased to announce a new, first-of-its-kind partnership to increase wind and flood resilience across coastal Alabama and Mississippi. This agreement aligns the common missions of both organizations through a shared staff position Both organizations agreed to hire Henry (Hank) Hodde, a certified…

Online viewer shows values for habitats in Gulf

  The Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Services Viewer shows, in an interactive format, the values people place on salt marshes, mangroves and oyster reefs in the Gulf of Mexico. Based on research results, this tool fills an informational gap in the Gulf. Read more Use viewer  

Swann appointed to Ocean Research Advisory Panel

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium Director LaDon Swann has been selected to serve on the Ocean Research Advisory Panel (OARP). The panel advises the National Ocean Research Leadership Council and provides independent recommendations about ocean research and related issues to the federal government. Swann’s appointment is for a four-year term. Members of the panel represent the…

Graham to share oil spill research

Larissa Graham has joined the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and Auburn University’s Marine Extension and Research Center as a Gulf of Mexico oil spill extension specialist. Each Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant program has hired an oil spill science extension specialist as part of a $1.5-million program funded through the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative…

Sea Grant Grad Student to Serve at Masters

When the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy tee it up on the first hole at Augusta National Golf Club for the 2013 Masters Golf Tournament, David Toms won’t be the only one representing Louisiana among golf’s most notable players. John Shackelford, a Louisiana State University Food Science graduate student, will work as…

Red Swamp Crawfish

For centuries, human commerce has played a role in distributing plant and animal species around the globe. But not every species can claim the title of circumnavigator. Ari Daniel Shapiro journeys to the Gulf Coast of the U.S. to meet a tiny Magellan, the star of an unlikely story that has come full circle. Click…

Residents can make rain barrels at Spanish Fort workshop

(Mobile, Ala.) – Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant, in partnership with the Coastal Alabama Clean Water Partnership and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, will hold a rain barrel workshop from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Spanish Fort City Hall, 7581 Spanish Fort Blvd., in Spanish Fort. Workshop participants will learn about important water quality and conservation…

Twilley Named Louisiana Sea Grant Director

Dr. Robert Twilley is the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program’s new executive director. He begins his duties in mid-August. Twilley comes to Sea Grant from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he served as vice president for research over the past two years. He previously served as associate vice chancellor for research and economic…