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Everyone enjoys a parade. But what kind of impact does a parade have on the environment? Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) public engagement specialist Emily Maung-Douglass and education coordinator Jennifer Cook will begin working with Title 1 middle and high schools in January, providing insight on how discarded parade throws often end up downstream as marine […]

REACH Mentorship Training

September 21st, 2022 by mdufour

Twenty-five graduate students from Louisiana State University and University of Louisiana at Lafayette recently participated in a one-day inclusive mentorship training program at Louisiana State University. Hosted by Louisiana Sea Grant, the College of the Coast and Environment and the LSU Graduate School, the REACH program helps graduate students develop foundational skills for good mentorship […]

LaSSO Project Makes a Surprising Discovery

September 14th, 2022 by mdufour

A LaSSO-funded undergraduate research project made a bombshell discovery about ocean acidification, Yusra Soorya, the student researcher at Nicholls State University, and Enmin Zou, professor in Nicholls’ Department of Biological Sciences, found that CO2 acidification of seawater speeds up the hardening of blue crab shells. “This discovery is contrary to our initial working hypothesis,” said […]

The Cameron Parish Port, Harbor and Terminal District has been selected for an Alternative Oyster Culture (AOC) grant in the amount of $100,000 to establish a new, 48-acre oyster Park at the southern end of Calcasieu Lake. The Port Commission recently approved the establishment of said Park and encourages potential AOC farmers interested in leasing […]

The Key Resource From the smallest of vegetative plantings to large-scale diversions of the Mississippi River, Louisiana’s coastal restoration efforts all focus directly or indirectly on a single, critical resource – sediment. The capture and retention of sediment is of paramount importance to a coastline that has lost nearly 2,000 square miles of land in […]

A Louisiana Sea Grant/Louisiana Space Grant (LSG/LaSPACE) collaboration will fund two undergraduate research projects beginning in September. The joint program, called Louisiana Space and Sea Grant Opportunity (LaSSO), is modeled after similar, long-established undergraduate research programs at both LSG and LaSPACE. LSG will fund a project that is titled: Exploring the Possibility of Using Bdellovibrio […]

This summer, Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) hosted Tatyana Villela, a California State University-Monterey Bay undergraduate, in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) José E. Serrano Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI) Undergraduate Scholarship Program. The program funds two-year internships for undergraduates studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and […]

Results of the citizen science data will help determine the fate of oil rigs in the Gulf Oil and gas rigs can serve as artificial reefs and provide habitat for ecologically and economically significant fish species such as red snapper and amberjack. In the early 2000s, over 4,000 oil rigs were present in the Gulf […]