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Stacey Howell has painted a fabulous Sea and Sky scene for the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Development Office.  The Sea Lab appreciates this wonderful gesture that truly enhances the ambience of the new office.


Thank you Stacey!!

We are proud to have Regions Bank as our sole Sponsor for the Marine Environmental Awards Luncheon for the third year in a row!



Whether you are shopping for your holiday gift list on Amazon for Black Friday, Cyber Monday or anytime for that matter please keep in mind if you shop on Amazon Smile that Amazon will make the holidays brighter for the DISL by donating .5% of your purchase to us.  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.




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.

Happy Holidays from the DISL Foundation


Season’s greetings from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation!   The D.I.S.L. Foundation promotes and supports the Dauphin Island Sea Lab in its vision to serve as one of the nation’s premier marine environmental science labs and educational institutions. The Sea Lab also strives to bring awareness concerning protecting our coast and sea life and through better marine resource management.


Please join us in sharing the gift of environmental stewardship this season and consider a donation in honor or memory of those on your holiday list. With your tax-deductible donation of $25 or more, the recipient of your choice will receive a holiday card notifying them of your gift on their behalf.   To make a donation click here Holiday Donations


We appreciate your support and look forward to helping you with your Holiday List this year!



With Warm Best Wishes this Holiday Season,



The Board of Trustees of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation




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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




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Cocktails with The Critters  to be Thursday May 2, 2019