(September 21, 2015) --

Date: Tuesday October 27, 2015 Contact: Helene Hassell 251-605-6624
Time: Doors open at 11:00 am
Program Begins at 11:30 am
Place: Moonlight Ballroom at the Renaissance Battle House Hotel
Tickets: $50/person

Reservations: Reservations are available by mail from the DISL Foundation office, by calling 251-605-6624, or visiting us online at sealabfoundation.org

Marine Environmental Awards Luncheon: The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation will host the Fourth Annual Marine Environmental Awards Luncheon on Tuesday October 27, 2015, from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm at the Renaissance Battle House Hotel. This will be a wonderful luncheon featuring award-wining National Geographic Photographer, David Doubilet. Awards will also be presented to an individual and a business or organization that have made outstanding contributions to marine environmental sustainability in the Alabama Gulf Coast Region.

Gulf Coast Marine Environmental Excellence Award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to marine environmental sustainability in the Alabama Gulf Coast Region. The 2015 Recipient is Andrew Saunders.

Gulf Coast Marine Environmental Leadership Award recognizes an organization whose efforts have resulted in the improvement of marine environmental sustainability in the Alabama Gulf Coast Region. The 2015 Recipient is the John L. Borom Alabama Coastal Birdfest.

Featured Speaker, David Doubilet, has a long and intimate vision into the sea. He has mastered the techniques of working with water and light to become one of the world's most celebrated underwater photographers and a contributing photographer for National Geographic Magazine where he has published nearly 70 stories since his first assignment in 1971.

Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice
Come explore rarely seen undersea worlds creating a visual voice for the world's oceans. David Doubilet is a legend in underwater photography who recently has explored three unique marine environments for National Geographic. Join him to explore the rich and diverse waters of Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, part of the “coral triangle.” Follow him into the world beneath the Antarctic ice, then north to the Gulf of St. Lawrence to see whales, wolfish and harp seals. David Doubilet will go beyond the published stories to share the reality of “behind-the-camera” adventures.

Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation Mission
The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation (DISLF) supports the Sea Lab in its mission to provide wise stewardship of the marine environment through education and research. The Foundation provides funds to sustain the activities and promote awareness of the Sea Lab and environmental issues and also funds the George F. Crozier Endowment.

Photo 1 – – credit Jennifer Hayes. Photo 2 – Andrew Saunders. Photo 3 – John L. Borom Alabama Coastal Birdfest logo