Science Café on the Coast, “Mississippi Sound Dolphins, Current Research: Concerns and Barriers”

Science Café on the Coast, “Mississippi Sound Dolphins, Current Research: Concerns and Barriers”

February 20, 2018 - 6:00pm
Where: 
The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library
Contact:
Adrienne McPhaul adrienne.mcphaul@usm.edu 228.214.3467

Science Café on the Coast, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Library, will present Mississippi Sound Dolphins, Current Research: Concerns and Barrierson Tuesday, February 20 at 6 p.m. at the Gulf Coast Library.

Jeffrey Siegel, a Southern Miss graduate and dolphin scientist, will discuss how the 2010 BP oil spill led to a consortium of agencies and organizations that include the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Mote Marine Laboratory and Sea World began working together in the northern Gulf of Mexico to assess dolphin health in the wake of the spill.

Siegel has accumulated 35 years of experience in dolphin research, oceanarium management and dolphin interaction. He participated with the rescue of the Marine Life Oceanarium dolphins after hurricane Katrina and was involved with the Katrina dolphin rehabilitation, transport and acclimation at their new home, Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Today Siegal administrates the Mississippi Institute of Dolphin Science.

Science Café on the Coast is a collaboration of The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library, Harrison County Library System, Long Beach Public Library, Hancock County Library System and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston. This event offers those with minimal background in science the chance to meet and discuss scientific issues in a relaxed social setting.  Admission is free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided.