Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation


Mailing Address:

PO Box 82151

Mobile, AL  36689


Office Located at 4513 Old Shell Road Suite 3




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Special projects and endowments


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Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation thanks our following Sponsors











Poarch Band of Creek Indians 




Alabama State Port Authority





AM/NS Calvert

Dauphin Island Marina

University of South Alabama




Alabama Power Company

Austal USA

Cowles, Murphy, Glover & Associates

Lexus of Mobile

Metzger's Clothing



UJ Chevrolet

WB Shedd

Wilkins Miller





Beachcomber Marina

Ben Coale

CB Flock

Chuck Stapleton

Galati Yacht Sales


McKinney Petroleum Equipment

National Bank of Commerce

Pickett Real Estate

Sanders Hyland

Third Coast Safety




When you shop on Amazon Smile did you know that Amazon will  donate .05% of your purchase to DISL Foundaiotn.  It does not cost you anything except taking the extra step to log into Amazon Smile.  Thank you for taking the time to support the Sea Lab.


Cocktails with the Critters 2019

Cocktails with the Critters, the 14th annual fundraiser for the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation, will be Thursday, May 2, from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm at Bluegill Restaurant on the Causeway. This will be an exciting evening overlooking Mobile Bay.   For those seeking more thrills, there will be a fantastic silent auction. The Bluegill Restaurant is pulling out all the stops and will be serving fabulous and tasty hors d’oeuvres and wine and beer.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The DISLF is seeking sponsors for Cocktails with the Critters.  For sponsorship  information for Cocktails with the Critters please click here to be directed to the sponsorship page.


To sponsor now click here to access the online form.

Jenny Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund



Please help us send under privileged high school students to the Summer Marine Science Course at the Sea Lab by donating to the Jenny Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund. This has been recognized as one of the most important needs for the Discovery Hall Programs.  A donation to the fund can make it possible for a child attend the month long program and gain high school credit.   Hep us reach our goal so we can make this an annual gift to the Sea Lab.

To support the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, click here to learn all the ways you can donate.

Why Donate

Your donation helps to enhance the Dauphin Island Sea Lab's educational, research and service programs


A young child's trip to the Estuarium, the DISL's Aquarium, sparks the imagination.  Time spent with our Discovery Hall Program's educators grows the desire to study marine science leading many to pursue college degrees.  University Programs create focus on research.



Every reason for supporting and donating is different, but every donation matters.


Support Education


"The course style influenced me in the college that I eventually attended. I am very thankful for the Marine Science Course and the Sea Lab.  It was my first step into a field of study which I still find very interesting."


Autumn, Marine Science Course for High School Students.

Support Research


"The diversity of these experiences and being exposed to different lab Techniques and a variety of field work has really helped me as a young scientist."


Ph.D. Student Jesse Gwinn

Support Campus


"I wanted to come to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab because f the researchers and the resources", Rodriguez explained.  "It's a close environment with easy access to faculty and everyone is excited to help you."


Masters Graduate, Alex Rodriguez


Many exciting thing have been happening at the Foundation over the past month.

1. The Dauphin Island Sea Lab has opened a new Development Office which is being headed up by Foundation Director, Helene Hassell. 

2. The Sea Lab Foundation is now housed with the Development Office at 4513 Old Shell Road Suite 2.

In the Holiday Building, enter through the Collective and come upstairs.  We would love for you to come for a visit.

3. The Development Office has hired 2 additional people to assist Helene in running the Foundation and the Development Department; Assistant Director, Angie Gaillard, Administrative Assistant, Daphne Marcum

4. Our new phone number is 251-307-5903

5. We are in the office from 8 till 4. Come by for a cup of coffee and take a tour!



Daphne Marcum
Daphne Marcum
Angie Gaillard
Angie Gaillard
Helene's office
Helene's office
 Our new Conference Table
Our new Conference Table

Marine Environmental Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to Ben Raines and Leave only Footprints for receiving the 2018 the Marine Environmental Award.  

Ben Raines
Ben Raines