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Expert: Floodwater to blame for toxic algae growth making Mississippi beaches, seafood unsafe – Magnolia State Live

June 26, 2019
An outbreak of toxic bacteria is ruining some beach plans in Mississippi, where authorities are warning people not to swim or eat seafood from polluted coastal waters.The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality released a list of nine closed beaches in two of the three coastal counties, Hancock and Harrison. People shouldn’t even allow their pets to come in contact with water that has a greenish-blue hue.
Source: Expert: Floodwater to blame for toxic algae growth making Mississippi beaches, seafood unsafe - Magnolia State Live | Magnolia State Live
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Sahara Dust makes for beautiful sunrises, sunsets in Southeast – al.com

June 26, 2019
A plume of dust from the Sahara Desert has made its way to the Southeast, leading to brilliant sunrises and sunsets. Trade winds pushed the dust west across the Atlantic, where it rose from the Gulf Coast towards the north into Virginia and to the west as far as Texas. The dust can generally be found at around 5,000 to 20,000 feet and light reflected through it leads to the vibrant colors in the sky.The dust is expected to stay around for a few more days.Here’s a look at some of the sunrises and sunsets:View Comments (1)RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
Source: Sahara Dust makes for beautiful sunrises, sunsets in Southeast - al.com
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Will euthanizing geese solve Fairhope’s poop problem | WPMI

June 25, 2019
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WPMI) — One Alabama community in North Alabama has gotten rid of it's Canada Geese problem. Sighting health concerns, residents of "The Waters" a private community in Pike Road, Alabama had 150 of the Geese "humanely euthanized" with the blessing of wildlife officials. In Fairhope, city officials have grappled with the same issue and are now once again looking for ways to address the future of the geese at the Fairhope beach.
Source: Will euthanizing geese solve Fairhope's poop problem | WPMI
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Orange Beach dolphin cruise captain sees no change in population this year | fox10tv.com

June 22, 2019
They call them “The Fun Boats” for a reason. Captain Dean Williams has been taking families out in the Gulf for years, giving many of them their first glimpse at a dolphin, or your money back. Even with experts reporting dolphin deaths here along the Northern Gulf Coast are nearly triple normal numbers this year, the tone on the captain’s boat is still anything but somber.
Source: Orange Beach dolphin cruise captain sees no change in population this year | News | fox10tv.com
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NOAA: Dolphin deaths on the gulf coast have more than tripled this year | fox10tv.com

June 20, 2019
There's been a large increase in dolphin deaths this year along the northern part of the Gulf Coast. That includes Louisiana, Mississippi, the panhandle of Florida, and right here in Alabama. Marine biologists said the numbers are troubling. So far this year there have been 270 dolphin deaths on the northern part of the gulf coast, that's more than triple the average number of 87 per year.
Source: NOAA: Dolphin deaths on the gulf coast have more than tripled this year | News | fox10tv.com
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Who Knew? Alabama ranks first in biodiversity. How did that happen? | Bham Now

June 17, 2019
Have you taken a hike at Ruffner Mountain or Red Mountain Park lately? Explored the caves in north Alabama near Huntsville? Paddled the Cahaba or Locust Fork rivers? Gone hunting or fishing at a state Wildlife Management area? Enjoyed a lazy afternoon on the sugar white sands of Gulf Shores?  Here’s what makes that possible.
Source: Who Knew? Alabama ranks first in biodiversity. How did that happen? | Bham Now
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Over 200 dead dolphins were found from Louisiana to Florida – WKRG

June 17, 2019
(CNN) – A total of 261 bottlenose dolphins were found dead between Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle, officials said.Authorities discovered the dolphins between February 1 and May 31. A majority of them — 98% — were dead, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That number is “three times the historical average in the northern gulf,” said Erin Fougères, a marine mammal stranding program administrator for NOAA.
Source: Over 200 dead dolphins were found from Louisiana to Florida – WKRG
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Gulf Coast beach erosion causing trouble, injuries for unsuspecting swimmers | WPMI

June 14, 2019
GULF SHORES, ALA. (WPMI) — Gulf Shores officials said beach erosion just offshore has created trouble for many unsuspecting swimmers. Beach safety officials all along the Gulf Coast are reporting similar issues. They said the change has led to flash rip currents, and strong waves crashing onshore.
Source: Gulf Coast beach erosion causing trouble, injuries for unsuspecting swimmers | WPMI
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Auburn center’s lab can help with lawns and plants

June 13, 2019

June 13, 2019 – Orange Beach, AL - (OBA®) – People new to the southern tip of Alabama and looking to garden and grow plants as they did back home quickly learn this is an entirely different environment.

Auburn_Entension“A lot of the people that move down here from the Midwest or more northern areas, they’re used to very, very different climate and environment,” Auburn University’s Marla Faver said. “They will want to grow plants down here that did well in the north. For some of them, it’s just not going to happen. Some of the ornamental plants do well in the springtime but when we get to the hot humid temperatures they’re done. They are used to them going throughout the growing season.”


Source: Auburn center’s lab can help with lawns and plants

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