(April 03, 2020) --

Based on the current situation, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation decided to postpone the annual Cocktails with the Critters event.

"We feel that it is in everybody’s best interest that we hold off on the party in order to comply with the current recommendations of the CDC," Foundation Executive Director Helene Hassell said. "We hope to be able to hold the event later in the year."

This would have been the 15th year for the event which features a silent auction, live music, and more. 

DISL Foundation Impact

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation was established in 2002 to ensure the long-term growth of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. The goals of the Foundation are to provide perpetual funds to sustain the activities of the DISL and to increase the awareness of the Sea Lab and its environmental mission.   

The impact of your gifts to the Foundation addresses the needs of today and build a better Sea Lab for tomorrow.  With the help of alumni and friends, we have increased the Dauphin Island Sea Lab's ability to serve the talented students and faculty through campus improvements such as classroom expansions and an updated computer lab.  The support has also allowed for expansion to the public aquarium, including the Rays of the Bays tank. 

The continued support helps us to keep the Dauphin Island Sea Lab accessible to the best of the best students and to give them an educational experience that will prepare them to be exemplary Marine Scientists.

To learn more about the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation, visit sealabfoundation.org.

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation would like to thank the sponsors supporting the 15th annual Cocktails with the Critters. 

  • WKRG
  • Hancock Whitney
  • PMT Publishing
  • Austal USA
  • Gulf Distributing
  • Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Meador Wearhousing
  • Mobile Bar Pilots
  • Mobile Big Game Fishing
  • Norton Lilly International
  • Riley Boykin Smith
  • Marty Stapleton
  • Volkert Inc.
  • Alabama Capital LLC
  • Alabama Power
  • ASF Logistics
  • Bay Steel
  • Cowles, Murphy, Glover & Associates
  • Cunningham Bounds, LLC
  • Cunningham DeLaney Construction, LLC
  • Dauphin Island Marina
  • Greer's Markets
  • Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC
  • Helmsing, Leach, Herlong, Newman & Rouse
  • Lexus of Mobile
  • Master Boat Builders, Inc.
  • Metzger's
  • Mobile Dermatology
  • Rob't J Baggett
  • Thompson Holdings Foundation
  • Trustmark National Bank
  • UJ Chevrolet
  • Beachcomber Marina
  • The Center for Dermatology
  • CenterState Bank
  • Ben Coale
  • Cooper Marine
  • E.F. Thompson Geotechnologies, Inc.
  • Galati Yacht Sales
  • Hargrove Engineers
  • Lagniappe
  • M.W. Rogers Construction 
  • Mobile Ship Chandlery, Inc.
  • Stephanie & Skeeter Morris
  • Noblet Family Dental
  • Pelican Coast Conservancy, 
  • Persons Services Corp.
  • Rayford and Associates, Inc.
  • Stirling Properties
  • Walcott Adams Verneuille Architects