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  • Grand Bay NERRs Newsletter: Bayou Buzz
    March 6, 2015

    Hot Off the Press! See what all the Buzz is about with our brand new newsletter Bayou Buzz! Inside you’ll find all sorts of fun articles from what’s happening here at the Reserve to research being done, and even four (and some two)-legged friends!  Check it out! Bayou Buzz: Issue I:2015

  • 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 […]

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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: 05/25/2015 22:45 (LST)

Air Temperature: 26.5 (Celsius)

Relative Humidity: 88 (%)

Barometric Pressure: 1019 (mb)

Wind Speed: 7.7 (m/s)

Wind Direction: 144 (degrees)

Cumulative Precip: 23.6 (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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