December 11, 2017  

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USM’s Gulf Coast Library to Present Science Café on the Coast, “Dogs vs. Cats”

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Science Café on the Coast, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Library, will present “Dogs vs. Cats – Their Noses Know” on Monday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. at Margaret Sherry Memorial Library in Biloxi.

Presented by Dr. Jennifer Sutton, veterinarian for Gulf Coast Veterinary Emergency Hospital and Beach View Veterinary Hospital, “Dogs vs. Cats – Their Noses Know” offers an informative discussion about who has a better sense of smell: a dog or a cat.

Attendees will learn the similarities between the smelling abilities of dogs and cats, as well as their differences. Attendees will develop an understanding of how dogs and cats use their noses to locate prey; communicate with each other; detect specific scents such as people and explosives; and for their protection. This presentation will also include a demonstration by trained, certified Search and Rescue dogs from the Jackson County K-9 Search, Rescue and Recovery.

Science Café on the Coast is a collaboration between Southern Miss Gulf Coast Libraries, Harrison County Library System, Long Beach Public Library and Hancock County Library System. It offers those with minimal background in science the chance to meet and discuss scientific issues in a relaxed social setting. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Tara Morgan at 228.388.1633 or email t.morgan@harrison.lib.ms.us.