Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
The salt marshes and pine savannas of Mississippi’s Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve are among the most diverse, productive habitats in the Gulf of Mexico. They support a rich assortment of fish and wildlife, including brown shrimp, speckled trout, oysters, sea turtles, bottlenose dolphin, and on occasion, manatees. The Reserve works with local communities and partners to understand and protect these precious places, improve water quality, educate citizens, and enhance the science-based management of Mississippi’s coastal resources.
This reserve currently does not have a formal friends organization. Please stay tuned for more information.
Latest News from the Grand Bay Reserve
While summer here at the NERRA “office” was great, we’re more than a little jealous of the Rookery Bay Research Reserve’s education team, who logged a six day road trip to three other Reserves along the Gulf of Mexico.
The rufous-breasted red knot migrates more than 9,000 miles every year, wintering as far south as Tierra Del Fuego at the southernmost tip of South America. Along the way, many take a break at South Carolina’s ACE Basin Reserve.
This month, NERRA’s correspondent-at-large Nik Charov interviewed two Davidson fellows for the price of one: Nancy Torres, at California’s Tijuana River Reserve, and Matt Virden, from Mississippi’s Grand Bay Reserve.