-- Gorenflo's Tackle Shop and Marina Store has awarded a scholarship
for a study of offshore marine fishes to University of Southern
Mississippi graduate student Samantha Griffith.
native of Nashville, Tenn., will use the $500 scholarship in her
master's research on the biology of early life stages of two species
of amberjack and related fishes. Amberjacks are popular recreational
species in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Griffith is a student in
coastal sciences at the university's Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
in Ocean Springs.
and Laurie Osley of Gorenflo's presented the scholarship in December.
Participants in the award presentation at the Biloxi tackle shop
included Southern Miss fisheries biologist Jim Franks; Errol White,
weighmaster for Gorenflo's cobia tournaments for the past 16 years;
and Dr. Bruce Comyns, assistant professor of coastal sciences and
Griffith's faculty adviser at GCRL.
is another example of the long-standing support Gorenflo's provides
to research and conservation related to Mississippi's valuable marine
sport fish," Franks said.
the daughter of Russ and Pam Griffith of Antioch, Tenn.