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Dauphin Island People’s Parade rolls on Saturday to a lot of excitement | fox10tv.com

February 10, 2019
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. -- It is Mardi Gras season, and the People's Mardi Gras Parade rolled on Dauphin Island on Saturday down Bienville Boulevard. "Actually this is my first Mardi Gras so I'm very excited all of our kids are here, we're just glad to be here," said Debra Tolliver, who is a 4th grade teacher on a field trip.
Source: Dauphin Island People's Parade rolls on Saturday to a lot of excitement | News | fox10tv.com
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First parade of 2019 Mardi Gras season

February 03, 2019
Dauphin Island, Ala. (WKRG) -- When you come to the first Mardi Gras parade of the year, it becomes an all-day affair on Dauphin Island.  People lined the parade route for hours with lawn chairs, small grills, and coolers full of food and drinks.  Despite the fact skies were a little dreary, the weather was hardly a factor in Saturday’s festivities.  This is a special parade in a special community in south Mobile County.
Source: First parade of 2019 Mardi Gras season
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Dauphin Island Sea Lab recruits volunteers to help rescue marine mammals | fox10tv.com

January 30, 2019
The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Marine Research Program is recruiting volunteers to help when mammals strand themselves in our area. Tuesday at the Battleship around 50 people were being trained to handle live animal response, animal first aid, among other things.
Source: Dauphin Island Sea Lab recruits volunteers to help rescue marine mammals | News | fox10tv.com
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Mobile Bay Ferry – Today’s Conditions

January 14, 2019

Monday 1/14 – We are open and running one Ferry today. We are able not able to accommodate trailers or RVs today due to low tide.

Posted by Mobile Bay Ferry on Monday, January 14, 2019

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Mobile Bay Ferry – Sunday’s Schedule

January 13, 2019

Sunday- It's a gorgeous day to ride the ferry! We are open and running one ferry. The boat departs Dauphin Island at…

Posted by Mobile Bay Ferry on Sunday, January 13, 2019

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BREAKING: Coast Guard finds body near where man fell off boat near Dauphin Island

November 21, 2018
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (WKRG) -Updated Tuesday, November 20 at 8:53 pm The Coast Guard reports they have recovered a body of a man who matched the description of missing boat captain Thi Ban Lee. Coast Guard officials say the body was located northwest of the location of where the man was reported missing.
Source: BREAKING: Coast Guard finds body near where man fell off boat near Dauphin Island
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Governor Ivey Announces $48.7 Million for Restoration and Conservation Projects in Alabama

November 19, 2018
November 19, 2018 - Montgomery, AL - (OBA®) - Governor Kay Ivey announced on Monday the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has approved more than $48 million for eight new projects, which focus on the restoration and conservation of Alabama’s natural resources. “Alabama’s Gulf Coast is of great ecological importance to our state, and it is imperative we protect and restore those natural resources harmed by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill,” Governor Ivey said. “Today’s announcement gets us one step closer to success. We are improving our water quality in the Bon Secour River and Mobile Bay, bolstering our fish populations with the expansion of artificial reefs, and ensuring resiliency along our coastline. Thank you to our local, state, and federal partners for developing this impressive slate of projects.”
Source: Governor Ivey Announces $48.7 Million for Restoration and Conservation Projects in Alabama
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West End Beach remains closed on Dauphin Island; timeline set for

April 06, 2018
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (WKRG) - It's been six months since Hurricane Nate hit the Gulf Coast and Dauphin Island is still recovering. Although the storm was relatively small, it caused between five and six million dollars in damage. In the past few months, contractors have moved more than 160,000 cubic yards of sand off the roadways on the west end of the island.
via West End Beach remains closed on Dauphin Island; timeline set for.
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Discovery Day set for Saturday at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

April 05, 2018
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (WKRG) - The Gulf Coast is rich in marine life. Researchers at the Dauphin Island Sea lab work to study as much of our coastal ecosystem as possible. "It's not just fish and turtles and alligators and horseshoe crabs," said Angela Levins with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. "There's a whole lot more that we do here from the top of the food chain all the way to the bottom of the food chain."
via Discovery Day set for Saturday at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.
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Turtle season opens with April 5 meeting

April 02, 2018

Sea Turtle Season

The Alabama Gulf Coast is expecting some special visitors in a couple of months. Every year as the days get longer and the soft sand heats up along the Gulf Coast, female loggerhead sea turtles, some weighing as much as 400 pounds, pull themselves from their watery habitat onto our sandy beaches to lay their nests. When complete she will use her large front flippers to scatter sand around to hide her work then make her way back to the Gulf. The 2018 nesting season starts on May 1st and volunteers are needed to patrol the beaches at sunup to locate the nests laid the night before.
via Turtle season opens with April 5 meeting.

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