(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) LECTURE JAN 19: Coastal Ecology Dinner Lecture Series

By January 10, 2012Local NewsWIRE

(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) Dr. George Sedberry, Superintendant of the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, will be the featured speaker at this month’s Ocean Plaza Beach Resort Coastal Ecology Dinner Lecture Series, Thursday, January 19th at 7 p.m. at the hotel’s Dolphin Reef Oceanfront Restaurant. Dr. Sedberry will present a lecture entitled, “Coral Habitats off Georgia and Adjacent States: Exploration, Fisheries and Conservation.“ The lecture will be preceded by a wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m. in the Dolphin Reef Bar, and dinner will be served in the Dolphin Reef main dining room at 6:30 p.m. The standard Dolphin Reef dinner menu will be offered. Dr. Sedberry’s lecture will also be livestreamed at http://www.learnitlive.com/event/1626/%93Coral-Habitats-off-Georgia-and-Adjacent-States-Exploration-Fisheries-and-Conservation-%93

During his presentation, Dr. Sedberry will discuss the coral habitats off Georgia, from shallow banks like Gray’s Reef at 60 feet to deep-sea coral formations at depths up to 3,000 feet. Dr. Sedberry will explain how reef fishes and deep-sea fishes are vulnerable to overfishing, show how traditional management tools like quotas and size limits have failed and describe the new measures that have been proposed to restore populations.

Ocean Plaza Resort’s monthly Coastal Ecology Dinner Lectures take place at the Dolphin Reef Oceanfront Restaurant at the same time every month and feature topics affecting coastal ecology. The lectures are given by distinguished experts in the field but presented in terminology everyone can understand.

Whether it’s for weddings, business and association meetings, or family vacations, the Ocean Plaza Beach Resort is the perfect venue and offers a variety of packages and specials to choose from. Ocean Plaza’s award-winning restaurant, the Dolphin Reef Oceanfront Restaurant, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

There has been a resort hotel continuously operating on the Ocean Plaza Resort property for more than 120 years. The property is located on Tybee Island at 15th Street and oceanfront, about 20 minutes east of historic downtown Savannah. For more information on the Ocean Plaza Beach Resort, call (912) 786-7777, email info@oceanplaza.com or visit www.oceanplaza.com.

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