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  • Meet Tobi: The diamondback terrapin
    February 19, 2015

    Tobi swims up to smile for the camera! Join us in welcoming out newest “staff member” here at the NERR: Tobi, the diamondback terrapin! Tobi came to us from the Institute of Marine Mammals Studies and helps to educate the public on diamondback terrapins in the wild. Diamondback terrapins (Malaclymys terrapin) are the only known species of turtle in North America that spend its life in brackish water (water that is a mixture of salt and […]

  • Volunteers Needed: Region IV Science Fair Judge March 3, 2015
    February 3, 2015

    The Region VI Science Fair is scheduled for Tuesday March 3, 2015 at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum. Again this year we will have approximately 1000 science fair entries that were winners at their schools. Students from grades 1-12 will be competing in 8 different science categories ranging from botany to zoology with chemistry and physics in between. Students compete for regional honors and the opportunity to compete at the state and international level. Special […]

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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: 02/28/2015 23:45 (LST)

Air Temperature: 12.3 (Celsius)

Relative Humidity: 91 (%)

Barometric Pressure: 1028 (mb)

Wind Speed: 6.1 (m/s)

Wind Direction: 105 (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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