Boardwalk Talk at the Estuarium

January 03, 2018
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Dauphin Island Sea Lab

The Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab hosts a free, twice-monthly Boardwalk Talk. This program offers the public a chance to informally talk with the experts at the Sea Lab—researchers, graduate students, post docs, educators, aquarists and technicians—on wide-ranging science topics. Subjects have included climate change, habitat restoration, hypoxia, sea level change, salt marshes, oyster reefs, sharks and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. During the summer, the program takes visitors into the habitats studied by marine scientists, researchers and students at the Sea Lab.

2018 Schedule

Jan. 3: "The Science Behind Food Safety," hosted by Dr. Neil Sass

Jan. 17: "Who's Your Daddy? Using DNA to understand population structures of bonnethead sharks," hosted by Chris Flight. In order to better understand sustainable harvest numbers for shark fisheries, many researchers are using DNA to answer population questions. We'll chat about the use of DNA microsatellites and mitochondrial DNA and how scientists have used them to get a better idea of bonnethead population interactions along the Gulf Coast.

January 03, 2018 11:15 AM-1:00 PM
January 17, 2018 11:15 AM-1:00 PM
February 07, 2018 11:15 AM-1:00 PM
February 21, 2018 11:15 AM-1:00 PM
March 07, 2018 11:15 AM-1:00 PM
March 21, 2018 11:15 AM-1:00 PM

Location: The Estuarium | 102 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528 | (251) 861-7500

Admission: Free

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102 Bienville Blvd
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
(251) 861-7500
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