Octopi are common in the Gulf of Mexico, and as smart as cats | AL.com

April 15, 2014

You find them in the most improbable places, wedged under a rock, crammed into a beer bottle, curled inside an old tire.

Their camouflage is extraordinary, often blending so perfectly with their surroundings that the only thing that gives them away is the sight of a row of suckers on a coiled tentacle. Or, sometimes, a telltale pile of shells outside a hole, remnants of recent meals.

Meet the octopus, one of the most fascinating creatures in the sea.

via Octopi are common in the Gulf of Mexico, and as smart as cats | AL.com.

Craft: Gulf Shores and Orange Beach share the same educational goals – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

April 15, 2014

GULF SH0RES, AL – Orange Beach officials want to own and operate their own school system separate from Baldwin County Schools. Gulf Shores officials want their own new school, but staying within the framework of the county system. What they both really want, Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft said, is the same thing.

via Craft: Gulf Shores and Orange Beach share the same educational goals – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Baldwin County EMA warns of rising river levels: Have ‘plan in place’ to evacuate | AL.com

April 15, 2014

Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency urged residents along Fish River and Styx River in Baldwin County to have an evacuation plan in place Monday night due to moderate flooding.  Heavy rain has fallen for hours. As a result, river levels are rising and a flood warning from the National Weather Service is in effect.

via Baldwin County EMA warns of rising river levels: Have ‘plan in place’ to evacuate | AL.com.

Councilman displeased with mayor’s personal project | FOX10 News – Mobile

April 15, 2014

DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA) – Monday, April 14, Daphne City Councilman John Lake told FOX10 News there are several issues with Mayor Dane Haygood’s private business venture to build a Hardee’s at the intersection of Hwy 181 and U.S. 90 in Malbis.  Redsouth LLC, a development company privately owned by Daphne Mayor Dane Haygood, has already gotten approval to build the Hardee’s.

via Councilman displeased with mayor’s personal project | FOX10 News – Mobile.

Shindig on the Sand part of Flora-Bama 50th anniversary – Orange Beach Community Website

April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014 — Gulf Shores (GSA) AND Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — The boundless breeze, soft sand and wondrous waters of Alabama’s beach communities welcome music mavens of all kinds throughout the summer and fall of 2014 for a variety of major events, such as Flora-Bama’s Shindig on the Sand, during Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism’s (GSOBT) Concerts at the Coast series.

via Shindig on the Sand part of Flora-Bama 50th anniversary – Orange Beach Community Website.

Spring Break at the beach: Red flags and rip tide warnings | FOX10 News – Mobile

April 14, 2014

Thousands of families are enjoying life at the beach during the Mobile and Baldwin County school systems spring break this week.  However, beach officials have issued a red flag warning today for rough surf and dangerous rip currents.  Melvin Shepard, Aquatics and Beach Safety Director for the city of Orange Beach issued the alert this morning.

via Spring Break at the beach: Red flags and rip tide warnings | FOX10 News – Mobile.

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