Gulf and Caribbean Research is a peer-reviewed, scientific journal published online by The University of Southern Mississippi and co-sponsored by the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. The journal was originally founded in 1961 by Gordon Gunter as a publication of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, and was titled Gulf Research Reports; that title persisted through 1999. Starting in 2000, the name was changed to Gulf and Caribbean Research to better reflect the scope of manuscripts, and the journal was published in traditional hard-copy format through 2013. After a brief hiatus involving a change to an electronic only format, the journal began accepting articles for publication in 2015. The journal considers manuscripts which deal mainly with research or research issues pertinent to the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.

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The invited Ocean Reflections authors for 2020 are Dr. Robin Mahon, from the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, in St. Michael, Barbados, and Dr. Donald F. Boesch, Professor Emeritus and President Emeritus of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science in Cambridge, Maryland. Dr. Mahon’s article will be titled “Ocean Governance,” and Dr. Boesch's article will be titled "Gulf Coast Marine Laboratories Past, Present and Future."

Open-access fees for the Ocean Reflection articles above are supported by the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Corpus Christi, Texas.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

Current Issue: Volume 31, Issue 1 (2020)



Life History Metrics of Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri) in the Northern Gulf of Mexico
Erik T. Lang, Chris A. Levron, CiJii D. Marshall, and Brett J. Falterman

Short Communication


Focus-Stacked Images of Fish Jawbones for Stomach Content Analyses: A Case Study with Select Taxa from Tampa Bay, Florida
Gabriel E. Ramos-Tafur, Kevin A. Thompson, Julianne Knight-Gray, Brittany J. Hall-Scharf, David D. Chagaris, Ted S. Switzer, Richard E. Matheson, and Robert H. McMichael Jr.

Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Partnership


Short-term Estimate of Finfish Bycatch Discards in the Inshore Artisanal Shrimp Fishery of Guyana
Leanna Kalicharan and Hazel A. Oxenford

Available as Open Access