--Tables of Mississippi high and low tides are available for
2004, compliments of The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf
Coast Research Laboratory and the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery.
are available free at the GCRL in Ocean Springs, at the J.L. Scott
Marine Education Center and Aquarium in Biloxi or by calling (228)
provide information on tides for Pascagoula, Biloxi and Bay St.
Louis as well as times for the rising and setting of the sun and
moon. The three geographic areas are in one 36-page booklet. Tide
information for Horn Island Pass, Ship Island Pass and Cat Island
is online at www.usm.edu/gcrl/MStide.
E. Hawkins, executive director of the GCRL, noted that the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's process of refiguring the
standard mean sea levels every couple of decades has created occasional
slight variations this year between NOAA's online tables and tidal
forecasts on calendars and other printed materials.
now and then there may be fractions of an inch difference or a few
minutes' difference on times for highs or lows between forecasts
provided by the software we use and NOAA's forecasts," he said.
NOAA tide information is available on the GCRL Web site. The site
also provides a link to information about NOAA's updating process.