Science Café on the Coast: Oyster Aquaculture

Science Café on the Coast, a collaboration between The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Libraries, Harrison County Library System, Long Beach Public Library and Hancock County Library System, will host “Oyster Aquaculture,” presented by Dr. Bill Walton, onWednesday, Nov. 9th, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Pass Christian Public Library.

Walton is the oyster aquaculture extension specialist with Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and an associate professor in Auburn University’s School of Fisheries, Aquaculture & Aquatic Sciences. He is also a marine extension specialist for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

Working along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico at Auburn University’s Shellfish Lab (Dauphin Island, AL), Walton conducts applied research with local shellfish farmers, shell fishermen (commercial and recreational), and national and local organizations. Before moving to the Gulf, he did similar work along the coast of Massachusetts.

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.

For more information, contact the Pass Christian Library at 228-452-4596 (email passchristianlibrary@gmail.com) or Adrienne McPhaul at228-214-3467 or Adrienne.mcphaul@usm.edu.