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Biologist to Give Lecture on Great Fishes of Gulf of Mexico July 16 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Contact Charmaine Schmermund, 228.865.4573   
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. – The College of Science and Technology at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast and the Sun Herald will host the lecture “Great Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico: in Peril?” by Jim Franks Thursday, July 16, at 7 p.m. at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs.

Franks, a senior fisheries biologist with the university’s Center for Fisheries Research and Development at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, will share his perspective on apparent declines of stocks of big fishes such as marlins, tunas and sharks. He will also discuss the critical need for scientific knowledge required for management, conservation and sustainability.

Issues + Answers lectures are free and open to the public. The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center is located at 1600 Government Street in Ocean Springs.

For more information on this lecture or the Issues + Answers lecture series, visit or call 228.865.4573.

About The University of Southern MississippiThe University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at .        -30-


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