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PRESENTING SPONSOR Cocktails with Critters 2018

Cocktails with the Critters




Presenting Sponsor


 Hancock Bank



Signature Sponsors


Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation Trustees

Poarch Band of Creek Indians


Event Sponsor


Mary and Ken Ellingwood





Alabama State Port Authority

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Mobile Big Game Fishing Club

Mobile Bar Pilots


 Ward Properties




Alabama Power

Clark Peronnel

Dauphin Island Marina

Dr. and Mrs. John Dindo

Harbor Financial

Helmsing Leach Herlong Newman & Rouse

 Lexus of Mobile


Mobile Dermatology

Mott McDonald

Oakworth Capital

Thompson Tractor


UJ Cheverolet

John and Denise Valentine

Willis Towers Watson

Erin Wheeler





Sage and Preston Bolt

Carpe Diem

. Travis  and Lisa Goodloe

Gwin's Printing


Leavell Investments

Charlie and Stella Jackson

Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord Lyons

McKinney Petroleum

Marine Rigging

Robert Meaher

Mobile Ship Chandlery

Scott and Eliska Morgan

Mostellar & Shreve

National Bank of Commerce

Noblet Family Dentistry

Partners for Environmental Progress

Dave and Sally Pearsall

Pickett Realty

Rayford and Associates

WB Shedd

Dr. and Mrs. Chuck Stapleton

Cooper and Helen Thurber

Wilkins Miller



Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Zieman




Marine Environmental Awards Luncheon

The Marine Environmental Awards Luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6 at the Battlehouse Hotel, Mark your Calendar!

Keynote Speaker for MEAL: Steven A. Murawski, Ph.D

Steven A. Murawski, Ph.D. is Professor and the Downtown Partnership – Peter Betzer Endowed Chair of Biological Oceanography at the University of South Florida, College of Marine Science in St. Petersburg, Florida.


Dr. Murawski is a fishery biologist specializing in population and ecosystem dynamics, with 40+ years of professional experience. He worked for NOAA for 35 years, where he retired as the Director of Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor for the National Marine Fisheries Service. Murawski was a principal author of the 2007 reauthorization of the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and the National Ocean Policy of 2010. Since coming to the Gulf of Mexico region he has been actively involved in assessing the environmental impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and its implications for fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico, serving as Principal Investigator for the Center for Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems (C-IMAGE). In addition to research on oil spill impacts, he and his graduate students have an active program to assess the status of fishery stocks and map their habitats in the Gulf of Mexico, with particular emphasis on reef fish stocks. He is a member of the National Academy of Science’s Ocean Studies Board and an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the recipient of the Senior Executive Service Meritorious Service Award, conferred by President Obama, and the Department of Commerce Gold Medal, among other professional awards.  His Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology was conferred in 1984 from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Summer fun at the Sea Lab




 Mark your Calendar:

Cocktails with The Critters  to be Thursday May 2, 2019








Cocktails with the Critters 2018

Cocktails with the Critters, the 13th annual fundraiser for the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation, was Thursday, May 3,  at Bluegill Restaurant on the Causeway. It was an exciting evening overlooking Mobile Bay.   Thanks to all who came and supported us.  It was a wonderful and exciting night.

Happy Photos from past Cocktails with the Critters