February 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
101 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528-4603, United States
Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 1 PM CST – 4 PM CST
Price: Free · Duration: 3 hr
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The Dauphin Island Sea Lab’s citizen science program, CAMEO, gives you a chance to participate in scientific research. CAMEO stands for Citizen’s Archive for Mobile Bay Estuarine Organisms. Data collected through the program will enable us to answer questions about and understand how Mobile Bay is changing over time.
CAMEO’s citizen scientists will collect data on a number of common and rare fish and invertebrate species in Mobile Bay by participating in DISL’s education program (Discovery Hall) vessel-based classes for school students. These classes use DISL’s research vessel, the Alabama Discovery, and include a trawling activity that allows students to see and learn about Mobile Bay’s estuarine animals. Citizen scientists will accompany these trips, record abundance data for a specific list of species and enter these data into an online data system.