Mississippi Sound

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Mississippi Sound,

arm of the Gulf of Mexico, c.100 mi (160 km) long and from 7 to 15 mi (11–24 km) wide, extending from Lake Borgne in Louisiana on the west to Mobile Bay in Alabama on the east. It is part of the Intracoastal Waterway and is separated from the Gulf by a series of narrow islands and sandbars. Cat, Horn, Petit Bois, and Dauphin are the main islands. Gulfport, Biloxi, and Pascagoula, Miss., are on the Mississippi Sound.
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Measured salinity ranged between approximately 1 and 25 with higher values recorded outside the embayment area toward Mississippi Sound.
This project took advantage of the naturally occurring foraging behavior of bottlenose dolphins described by Svane (2005) associated with by-catch disposal from commercial shrimp trawl practices in the Mississippi Sound.
Cates, University of Texas at Tyler, por su poster titulado "Cambios en el comportamiento relacionado con el crecimiento compenstorio en corn snakes (Pantherophis guttata)'" segundo lugar, Savannah Michaelsen, University of Southern Mississippi, por su poster titulado "Asmimetria fluctuante como un indicador de estres ambiental en el Mississippi sound causada por el 'Deepwater Horizon' derrame de aceite en el 2010;" y tercer lugar, Reid Morehouse, Oklahoma State University, por su poster titulado "Cangrejos de rio de Oklahoma: identificacion, distribucion y ecologia.
15]N value of primary producers in Gulf of Mexico coastal estuaries on the basis of both analysis of samples collected as part of separate projects in Mississippi Sound (senior author, unpubl.
I did not know it at the time, but I was looking at the protected waters of Mississippi Sound, not the Gulf itself.
Previously, Mississippi casinos were required to be built upon barges in the Mississippi Sound, making them susceptible to hurricanes.
The designation also includes portions of the following estuarine and marine areas: Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Catherine, Little Lake, The Rigolets, Lake Borgne, Pascagoula Bay, and Mississippi Sound systems in Louisiana and Mississippi, and sections of the adjacent state waters within the Gulf of Mexico; Pensacola Bay system ill Florida; Santa Rosa Sound in Florida; nearshore Gulf of Mexico in Florida; Choctawhatchee Bay system in Florida; Apalachicola Bay system in Florida; and Suwannee Sound and adjacent state waters within the Gulf of Mexico in Florida.
THE ALABAMA WILDLIFE Federation is working with the state, Mobile County and local conservation groups in funding a program called Roads to Reefs, which uses old concrete from a road-improvement project to construct artificial reefs in Mobile Bay and Mississippi Sound.
George Crozier, director of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, is talking to Ray Vaughan and me about nutrient runoff and its possible link to blooms of stinging jellyfish in the Mississippi Sound and Mobile Bay.
This was the Mississippi sound that never left Mississippi.
London-based Stolt Offshore was recently awarded a contract valued at $150 million to install the 437-mile offshore portion of Gulfstream that runs from Mississippi Sound to Tampa Bay, FL.

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