Earlier this month, Navarre Beach Marine Science Station received a grant for $19,615 from Pensacola and Perdido Bays Estuary Program. They were selected from a competitive pool of 18 proposals.
The nearly $20,000 will go towards studying and collecting data on water quality, and more specifically, the nutrient and bacteria levels in the Santa Rosa Sound. They will also monitor algal blooms.
October is nationally known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
A local nonprofit, Pink Pirates of Navarre colors the beach path along Gulf Boulevard in pink one Saturday every October with runners and walkers dressed in pink tutus and pink wigs.