About the Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center

The Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center is the centerpiece of the marine aquaculture program of The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs, Miss.

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Driving Directions to the Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center, Ocean Springs, Miss.

Traveling east on I-10, take Ocean Springs Exit #50 (Hwy. 609) and follow Hwy. 609 (Washington Avenue) about 3 miles to U.S. 90. Turn left on U.S. 90; go approximately 3 miles on U.S. 90. Just past the shopping center on the right (with Checkers, Sav-A-Center and America's Thrift Store), watch for the Gulf Islands National Seashore brown highway sign on the right. Turn right on to Park Road (you will see the large National Park Service sign after you turn). Continue on Park Road to the second left (Gollott Road). Turn left on Gollott Road. The entrance is the first left on Gollott Road.

If you are traveling west on I-10, take the Ocean Springs Exit #57; turn left (south) and follow Hwy. 57 to U.S. 90. Turn right on U.S. 90. Go about 3.4 miles and watch for the Gulf Islands National Seashore brown highway sign. Turn left on to Park Road (you will see the large National Park Service sign after you turn). Continue on Park Road to the second left (Gollott Road). Turn left on Gollott Road. The entrance is the first left on Gollott Road.

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