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Coastal Geology Section Overview

The Coastal Geology section is actively involved in studying and monitoring coastal change along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  As the Mississippi coast experiences rapid growth, it is also important to understand how the human influence will effect the natural system.  Mississippi is gifted with a diverse collection of coastal habitats ranging from un-inhabited barrier islands to highly productive coastal marsh.  Between these two pristine habitats, the highly populated mainland shoreline is protected by one of the longest renourished beaches in the world.  Coastal landforms and the communities of plants and animals they support have helped coastal Mississippi prosper economically and its citizens and guests enjoy a high standard of living.  The aim of the Coastal Geology section is to help maintain the balance between development, safety, and environmental protection to insure that the high standard of living is sustained for the long-term.

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Last modified: 09/01/04