Sharks flourish here along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. They are an apex predator and occupy an important role in the gulf environment. Scientist Jill Hendon will present information on the biology, habitats, and behavior of sharks and what researchers have learned about our sharks in the gulf. Jill’s shark tagging program has armed her with valuable tips for landing them safely. Captain Ben Allen will provide the secrets sure to increase your success in catching them. Our chef for the evening will treat us to some creative culinary dishes featuring blacktip shark.
Jill Hendon, Research Scientist, Center for Fisheries Research & Development, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, The University of Southern Mississippi
Captain Ben Allen, Silver Dollar III