Nearly a Third of Mobile Bay Marshes Gone Since 1980s, Study Finds

By Adam Jones

Dr. Behzad Mortazavi outside near Dauphin Island on an overcast day

About half a football field of marshes on the edges of Mobile Bay vanished annually over the past 35 years, according to a study by researchers at The University of Alabama.

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.

Author: Adam Jones    /    Posted on: April 12, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News,    /    Features:   ,