Boardwalk Talk at the Estuarium

February 08, 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

Feb. 8: "The Science Behind Food Safety," hosted by Dr. Neil Sass. How does "stuff" get into your food? Do manufacturers have the final say in deciding what to include in their food offerings? Join us to learn what happens behind the scenes on the path from farm/field/sea-to-table.

Feb. 21: "The Worm's Turn: Mudblister Worms Infesting Alabama Oyster Farms," hosted by Sarah Cole. Mudblister worms live inside the shell of oysters, and create unsightly mud-filled blisters on the shell. Along the Gulf coast, oyster aquaculture is rising and these worms devalue them in the half-shell market. We will explore potential impactsof these pests and possible ways to combat infestation.


February 08, 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
April 04, 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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