Magnolia the Manatee's Long Journey Home is in production and should be on shelves by Christmas. The book written by Mobile area photographer and writer Simone Lipscomb is based on the true story of Magnolia the Manatee. Magnolia was the first manatee in Alabama history to be successfully rescued after she became stranded in the cold Alabama waters in January of 2015. The book can be ordered online through this link or you will soon be able to find it in the gift shop at the Estuarium. If you order your copy online, you can choose to pick up if you live in the Mobile area.  

Applications are being accepted for the National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates program at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Students chosen to participate in the 10-week REU program perform independent research projects with the guidance of a Dauphin Island Sea Lab mentor. 

The Port City Pacers donated a portion of the proceeds of the 2016 Hurricane Run held on Dauphin Island in September to Discovery Hall Programs. The monies will be used by DHP to bring in a high school age intern during the 2017 summer. DHP Chair Dr. Tina Miller-Way accepted the check and thanked Port City Pacers Treasurer David Dutton for their continued support. The Dauphin Island Volunteer Fire Department also received a donation from the Port City Pacers.