Jill M. Frank Hendon
Center for Fisheries Research & Development
Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
703 East Beach Drive
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
- Ph.D. Candidate, 2008, The University of Mississippi, Shark Stress Physiology
- M.S., 2004, The University of Southern Mississippi, Marine Immunology
- B.S., 2001, The University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, Biology and English
- SEAMAP Shark Resource Longline Survey - PI for the monthly longline sampling on the R/V Tom McIlwain to assess coastal shark populations.
- Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Sport Fish Shark Resource Survey - PI for the monthly handline and gillnet sampling to assess coastal shark populations in the Mississippi Sound.
- NMFS GULFSPAN Survey - PI for the monthly gillnet sampling in coastal waters to identify shark pupping and nursery areas.
- Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Tidelands Reef and Shark Acoustics - PI for the monitoring of reef fish and shark fidelity to local reefs by use of implanted tags and permanently deployed receivers.
- NOAA CRP - PI for the evaluation of blacknose and finetooth shark reproduction in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
- Whale Shark Project - Monitor whale shark abundance and distribution in the northern Gulf of Mexico by satellite tagging, sightings reports, encounters, and spotter flights.
Summer Field Program Instructor
COA 422/522, 422L/522L Shark Biology – 4 week summer field course at the Gulf Coast Research Lab, The University of Southern Mississippi. This specialized course provides students with an overview of elasmobranch (shark, skate, and ray) biology, ecology, and taxonomy.