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Laguna Madre Expert David McKee Retires from the University after 28 Years

February 22, 2013

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Dr. David McKee, Professor of Biology and Mariculture, is retiring after teaching at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for 28 years.

McKee, who arrived at the University in 1985, is a recipient of the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation's Conservation and Environmental Stewardship Award for his work in higher education. For nearly 25 years, McKee's Marine Ecology classes have analyzed water quality and marine animals from Oso Bay, giving it a clean bill of health.

McKee's book, “Fishes of the Texas Laguna Madre,” covers the history of the “Mother Lagoon” and provides insights into the characteristics and habits of the fish found in this hyper-saline environment, especially the "Big 5" coastal sport fish.

               Dr. McKee serves on the South Texas Regional Agriculture Council as the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi representative. In 1992, Dr. McKee was named the Chair of the Student Activities Committee of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) for the U.S. Chapter and is a member of that committee for the International Chapter. Dr. McKee also serves as the faculty sponsor of the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Fisheries and Aquaculture Society.

McKee has been involved in numerous Mariculture-related activities at the local, state, national, and international levels.

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