Marine & Estuarine Graduate Student Association


Upcoming Events


Past Events

Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series

The Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series came to the IP Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, on February 23, 2013. Tactics for inshore, nearshore and offshore saltwater game fish were covered by faculty teams from Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida. They include George Poveromo, Dr. Ray Waldner from Palm Beach Atlantic University, Dr. Mitchell Roffer who created Roffer's Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service, Jeffrey Liederman, and Captains Sonny Schindler, Mike Rowell, Mike Frenette, Billy Wells, Barry Foster, Charlie Gray, and David Wicker.

CCA Mississippi, Casting for Conservation

Students of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory and Auburn Research Laboratory helped Coastal Conservation Association Mississippi with their annual Casting for Conservation event in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

2013 Graduate Student Symposium


Jim Franks Merry Fishmas Fun Run and Food Drive

MEGSA is a co-sponsor with USM-AFS of the Jim Franks Merry Fishmas Fun Run and Food Drive. This student-organized event will be held on December 10, 2011 at noon at the Gulf Coast Research Lab in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

Details are here.

Bowling for Books

Bowling for Books is a fund-raiser for the Gunter Library organized by graduate students and librarians of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Students, faculty, staff, and members of the community participate in an afternoon of bowling and fun, while raising money for purchase of scientific books. Bowling for Books 1998 raised $1,144. With that money the library bought sixteen scientific works. Books were selected in subject areas of fisheries, marine chemistry, marine geology, marine mammals, marine conservation, botany and ecology.

Bowling for Books 2000 almost doubled the figure of 1998, raising $2,062. There were 51 partipants, 22 of which were children (local cub scouts and girl scouts). New books are presently being selected for purchase. Bowling for Books has become the major source of new book revenue for the Gunter Library. It makes a visible and lasting contribution to the education, research and service mission of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.