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GCRL Science Café


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Tuesday, November 30, 2021
6 p.m.

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Webinar ID: 831 5472 0302
Password: 09822306


michael andresPresenter



Assistant Research Professor
Division of Coastal Sciences

The University of Southern Mississippi

Andres with Sturgeon

Gulf Sturgeon: Hidden Giants of Our Coastal Rivers.

Sturgeon are one of the oldest extant lineages of fish and also one of the most interesting. Gulf Sturgeon are a protected species in habiting coastal drainages in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In Mississippi’s waters Gulf Sturgeon have spawning populations in the Pearl and Pascagoula rivers, which also happen to be some of the most understudied river systems for this species and happen to be the two systems where the species has been slowest to show signs of recovery. This species makes seasonal migrations between coastal rivers (where they can even be seen jumping!) to estuarine and marine waters of the Gulf of Mexico. 

Virtual Café

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
6 p.m.

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Webinar ID: 879 9666 4499
Password: 98546663


mandy sardainPresenter

Mandy Sartain

Extension Program Associate and Graduate Student with Mississippi State University, office located at the MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center


Bats, bugs, and burns...
oh my!

Bats are elusive, often misunderstood, flying mammals that come in a diversity of sizes, colors, diet palate, and habitat preferences. These amazing creatures play crucial roles within ecosystems such as natural pest control, pollination, and seed dispersal. Unfortunately, bats face many threats including habitat destruction and negative perceptions from people. Many of the bat species flying throughout the Mississippi coast roost in forested areas that are often managed by prescribed fire in efforts to improve overall forest habitat quality and increase biodiversity.


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Ocean Springs, MS 39564

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