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Ecologically Rich Mobile-Tensaw Delta At Risk

© Dr. Dennis Devries, Auburn University

Here’s another guest post from our friends at Auburn University in Alabama:

Formed by the confluence of the Alabama and Tombigbee rivers, the Mobile-Tensaw Delta (pictured here) is a complex network of tidally influenced rivers, creeks, bays, lakes, wetlands, and bayous.

These salt marshes and coastal wetlands are part of a highly productive estuary at the head of Mobile Bay. Listed by the United States Congress as a National Natural Landmark, the Delta is an ecological wonder providing vital habitats for nursery, refuge and forage for vast numbers of fish and shellfish. 

Recently, Dr. Dennis Devries, a Professor in the Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures at Auburn University who has studied the Delta for nearly a decade, shared his thoughts about its fragility in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. 

To learn more, check out: The Mobile-Tensaw Delta: An Ecological Wonder At Risk on Auburn University's Oil Spill Blog.

 

 

 

 


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