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Is your photo in the new Department of Marine Resources calendar?

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has delivered its 2018 Marine Information Calendar to locations across the Mississippi Coast.
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has delivered its 2018 Marine Information Calendar to locations across the Mississippi Coast. Courtesy Mississippi Department of Marine Resources

Sailboats, seagrass and sunsets on the water are among the scenes featured in the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources 2018 Marine Information Calendar, which is now available.

The calendars, which the agency offers free each year, are highlighted by photos chosen from a contest held earlier in the year.

“The response to our photo contest was great for the second year in a row,” said Melissa Scallan, Public Affairs director for MDMR. “We have many talented photographers in South Mississippi, and we are proud to feature their pictures of life on the Coast.”

Caroline Shaw’s picture of a Biloxi Cat Boat sailing between Deer Island and the Biloxi Maritime & Seafood Museum’s Schooner Pier in Biloxi is on the cover of the 2018 calendar. In addition, one photo is featured for each month: January, Laura Thompson; February, Brandi Fountain; March, Vernon Steele; April, Cindy Lamb; May, Darrin Stewart; June, Chris Markham; July, Jimmy Baker; August, Jane Anne Sawyer; September, Grace Schloegel; October, Tim Lawton; November, John Mitchell; December, Sandra Huynh.

The calendar includes tide data, sunrise and sunset times, moon phases, artificial reef coordinates, size and possession limits for fish, boating safety requirements and Mississippi saltwater fish records.

The calendars will be available at the following locations while supplies last. Calendars also will be distributed to Coast bait shops.

Where to find DMR calendars

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources 2018 Marine Information Calendar is available at Coast bait shops as well as the following locations.

Bay St. Louis

The Sea Coast Echo, 124 Court St., 228-467-5473

Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, 100 S. Beach Blvd Ste A, 228-467-9048

Biloxi

Biloxi-D’Iberville Press, 819 Jackson St., 228-435-0720

Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Blvd., 228-374-3105

Department of Marine Resources, 1141 Bayview Ave., 228-374-5000

Mississippi State University Coastal Research & Extension Center, 1815 Popp’s Ferry Road, 228-388-4710

Hope Community Credit Union, 188 Porter Ave., 228-374-1554

Keesler Marina, KAFB, (Austin), 228-377-3160

WLOX, 208 DeBuys Road, 228-896-1313

Gulfport

The Sun Herald, 205 DeBuys Road, 228-896-2100

Gulf Coast Community Federal Credit Union, 12364 Hwy. 49, 228-539-7029

WXXV Fox 25, 14351 Hwy. 49, 228-832-2525

Gulfport City Hall, 2309 15th St. 228-868-5700

Long Beach

Long Beach City Hall, 201 Jeff Davis Ave., 228-863-1556

Moss Point

Grand Bay NERR, 6005 Bayou Heron Road, 228-475-7047

Ocean Springs

Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce, 1000 Washington Ave., 228-875-0892

Ocean Springs Gazette, 2016 Bienville Blvd., 228-875-1241

Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, 2404 Government St., 228-875-5912

Pascagoula

Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, 720 Krebs Ave., 228-762-3391

Wayne Lee’s Grocery Store, 1317 Telephone Road, 228-762-4101

Pass Christian

Pass Christian City Hall, 200 West Scenic Drive 228-452-3311

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