See below for our most recent seminar. The seminars are streamed live to our YouTube channel and then archived. Refreshments are served for those in attendance. All lectures, unless otherwise noted, are held in the Shelby Auditorium on the Dauphin Island Sea Lab campus.  


Click here for the Dauphin Island YouTube Channel.

Upcoming Seminars:

  • Friday, November 15. 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. - Heidi Lyn (Host: Dr. Ruth Carmichael) - "What do animals know? and how do we know? Effects of Species and Environment on Cognitive and Communicative Behaviors"

Past Seminars






  • January 22  - Joel Fodrie, UNC, Chapel Hill - Landscape Effects on the Fisheries Ecology and Ecosystem-service Delivery of a Temperate Estuary.
  • February 5 - Dr. Lee Smee, Texas A&M Univ. Corpus Christi - The World is my Oyster: Predator-Prey Interactions, Chemical Cues, and Genetic Diversity on Oyster Reef'
  • February 26 - Dr. Jeff Morris, UAB
  • March 5 - Dr. Christopher Anderson, AU
  • March 12 - Dr. Patty Sobecky, UA
  • March 16 - Dr. Richard B. Anderson, FIT
  • April 2 - Dr. Chuck Amsler, UAB
  • May 21 – Dr. Bill Dennison, UMCES


  • November 6 - Dr. Eric Peatman, Auburn University – “Fitting Mobile-Tensaw Delta Bass into the Black Bass Puzzle: New Molecular Tools and New Insights”
  • November 21 - Dr. Mark Butler, Old Dominion University – “Lobster Tales: Homelessness, Pestilence & Alien Encounters"
  • December 4 - Dr. Ari Daniel, Independent Science Reporter & Producer - "Carving Story out of Science"