Artificial Beach Project
University of South Alabama Mobile Bay, Alabama
Photo 5: Douglass said that between 1955 and 1997, bulkheads in Mobile Bay increased from eight to 30 percent and that several miles of beach were lost as well as 20 acres of beach habitat. Mobile Bay is one of the Gulf of Mexico Program's 12 priority areas. This particular project supports the goal of maintaining and improving Gulf habitats that support living resources. Though a local project, it will benefit the populace of the entire Gulf of Mexico by insuring aquatic animals have a place in which to mature and grow - a positive impact on the entire Gulf ecosystem: one large community with one very valuable Gulf to protect.