DISL Spotlight

For a quarter of a century, Hazel Wilson was a Marine Science Educator for the Discovery Hall Programs. Wilson said she loved teaching the students, and helping them appreciate the world of marine science.
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Creature Feature

There are land hermit crabs and ocean hermit crabs. The hermit crabs you find at the beach are dependant on the water, and are not the same as those you find in a pet shop. Baby hermit crabs start with no shell. As the hermit crab grows, it must find a larger shell to inhabit. We have a hermit crab in the estuarium using a clear glass shell made by an expert glass blower.
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The children's book, Magnolia Manatee’s Long Journey Home, follows Magnolia's journey in 2015. The book was written by Mobile area photographer and writer Simone Lipscomb. Read More

Visit the Estuarium, our public aquarium

The Estuarium is an exciting educational facility highlighting the four key habitats of coastal Alabama: the Mobile Tensaw River Delta, Mobile Bay, the Barrier Islands and the Northern Gulf of Mexico,
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Sea Lab Spotlight

Dr. Mortazavi

In the Biogeochemistry Lab we focus on transformations of organic matter in terrestrial and marine ecosystems, with a particular emphasis on how naturally occurring perturbation and anthropogenic activities are impacting biogeochemical cycles. We...

Dr. Krause

Diatom ecology and physiology, cyanobacteria physiology, and coupling of the global Silicon, Carbon and Nitrogen cycles in coastal and open-ocean regions.

Dr. Kiene

Biogeochemical cycling of sulfur and organic matter in aquatic environments.

Dr. Powers

Ecology of Coastal/Estuarine Fishes and Benthic Invertebrates

Dr. Heck

Ecological studies of interactions between seagrasses and associated macrofauna, especially shrimps, crabs, and fishes; Global assessment of seagrass nursery value, and experimental investigations of herbivory, nutrient enrichment and overfishing as...

Dr. Walton

Marine invertebrate fisheries, restoration and aquaculture.

Dr. Robertson

Research interest on the impacts of natural phycotoxins, pollutants, and other anthropogenic toxicants on ecosystem, wildlife, and human health in tropical and sub-tropical regions. Specifically, to understand mechanisms of trophic transfer,...

Dr. Drymon

Elasmobranch management and conservation, marine fisheries ecology, trophic dynamics

Dr. Dorgan

I am interested in how worms and other benthic organisms interact with their environments. Burrowing animals are ecologically important, both in trophic dynamics and as ecosystem engineers, dramatically altering their physical and chemical...

Dr. Cebrian

Coastal Ecosystem Science; Human Impacts on Coastal Ecosystems; Coastal Resiliency and Management; Aquatic-Terrestrial Comparative Ecology

Dr. Carmichael

Employing natural abundance stable isotopes to understand biological and physiological responses to environmental perturbations, assessing nutritional importance of food sources, discerning physiological state of organisms, and determining time...

Dr. Dzwonkowski

My research interests include coastal circulation and across-shelf exchange processes; estuarine circulation and exchange processes; physical-biological coupling in the marine environment; and ocean observing systems.