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  • Sightings for the first half of April 2014
    April 15, 2014

    We’ve been seeing Wild Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) regularly this month: two on the 2nd; one on the 7th; four on the 8th; five on the 10th; and three on the 15th. We have also noted the following from April 1st-15th: 1st – Yellow Trumpet Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia alata) blooming 2nd – Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium) 8th – Box turtles (Terrapene carolina), Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris), Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea), Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum), Blue Grosbeak […]

  • Sightings for the month of March 2014

    Highlights from March include a Common Loon, a Fox Squirrel, and our first Wild Turkeys of the year!

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About Grand Bay NERR

The Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) was established in 1999 and is managed by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System. The Grand Bay NERR is comprised of approximately 18,000 acres and contains pine savannas, salt marshes, salt pannes, bays and bayous as well as terrestrial habitats that are unique to the coastal zone.

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Current Conditions

Date/Time: 04/24/2014 12:45 (LST)

Air Temperature: 22.7 (Celsius)

Relative Humidity: 85 (%)

Barometric Pressure: 1015 (mb)

Wind Speed: 4.0 (m/s)

Wind Direction: 191 (degrees)

Cumulative Precip: 0.0 (mm)

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Our facility consists of office space, an interpretative area, classrooms, laboratories, and a dormitory that are available to visiting researchers, educators, non-profit organizations, agencies, and community groups.

 

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