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-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
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 City Hall, 201 Jeff Davis Ave., 228-863-1556
Grand Bay NERR, 6005 Bayou Heron Road, 228-475-7047
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
Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, 720 Krebs Ave., 228-762-3391
Wayne Lee’s Grocery Store, 1317 Telephone Road, 228-762-4101
Pass Christian City Hall, 200 West Scenic Drive 228-452-3311