Inside, tanks illustrate the four habitats of the Mobile Bay ecosystem: river delta, bay, barrier islands and gulf. The area drained by the watershed makes the bay the fourth largest estuary system in the United States, according to the estuarium.
The local sea life is diverse: there are submerged grass beds in the delta, 15 species of shrimp, dozens of species of crabs in the bay, and oysters that release 70 million to 170 million eggs at once and filter five gallons of water an hour through their gills.
1ST-EVER NOAA 'ADOPT A DRIFTER' IN THE GULF OF MEXICO TO BE DEPLOYED BY LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS AND THE DAUPHIN ISLAND SEA LAB ON, APRIL 20
Apr 22, 2012; WASHINGTON, April 20 -- The U. S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration issued the following...