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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.



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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.

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"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

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"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

Marine Environmental Awards Luncheon


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


Marine Environmental Award Winners Announced

Ben Raines and Leave only Footprints are the 2018 recipients of the Marine Environmental Award.  For more information click on the MEAL tab at the top of the page.

Ben Raines
Ben Raines

Keynote Speaker: 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.

DISL Seeking Administrative Assistant



Click below for job description.


Please submit a resume, detailed cover letter and 3 references.


Search closes October 20.


Please remit to

PO Box 82151

Mobile, AL  36689




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Cocktails with The Critters  to be Thursday May 2, 2019