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Bloom of 'pink meanies' jellyfish bob offshore Bay County (WITH VIDEO)

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Date: 10/19/2016 1:00:00 AM

Until recently, scientists thought the unusual jellyfish were native to the Mediterranean. Then, in 2011, researchers at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama proved the species, named Drymonema larsoni, were unique to the Gulf of Mexico. The discovery was

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New owners re-open once popular Isle Dauphine Golf Course on Dauphin Island

Date: 10/18/2016 9:13:00 AM

Tucked away on Dauphin Island is a secret that no one wants to keep any more. For many years, the Isle Dauphine Golf Course was a premier spot on Dauphin Island. In fact, it was among several popular golf courses in Mobile County, including the Linksman

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'You can't change it from the outside:' Riding with a Mobile police officer

Date: 10/17/2016 7:02:00 AM

Then he moves on, answering a couple of non-confrontational domestic disturbance calls. Driving past a Dauphin Island Parkway convenience store, he spots a man sprawled on the sidewalk and turns in to see what's up. It's not a medical emergency

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250,000 expected for National Shrimp Festival


Date: 10/13/2016 1:34:00 AM

But today, there's one featured attraction: shrimp The festival runs through Sunday. Catch up on the latest news in Baldwin County, AL from FOX10 TV in Mobile, AL. Catch up on the latest news in Baldwin County, AL from FOX10 TV in Mobile, AL. Administrator

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Town of Dauphin Island

Date: 10/4/2016 8:26:00 PM

Mostly clear, with a low around 73. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Get Current Allergy Report for Dauphin Island, AL (36528). See predominant allergens and allergy forecast discussion to better prepare for next day. The tidal

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Mobile| Dauphin Island | Fairhope| Daphne| is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Alabama. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 159.4 square miles, with 117.9 square miles of it being land, and 41.5 square miles, or 26.1% of the total, being water. The elevation above sea level in Mobile ranges from 10 feet on Water Street in downtown to 211 feet at the Mobile Regional Airport.It is the third most populous city in the U.S. state of Alabama, the county seat of Mobile County, and Alabama's only salt water port. Located at the junction of the Mobile River and Mobile Bay on the northern Gulf of Mexico, the city is the only seaport in Alabama. The Port of Mobile has always played a key role in the economic health of the area beginning with the city as a key trading center between the French and Native Americans down to its current role as the 12th-largest port in the United States.As one of the Gulf Coast's cultural centers, Mobile has several art museums, a symphony orchestra, a professional opera, a professional ballet company, and a large concentration of historic architecture. Mobile is known for having the oldest organized carnival celebrations in the United States, dating to the 18th century of its early colonial period. It was also host to the first formally organized Carnival mystic society, known elsewhere as a krewe, in the United States, dating back to 1830. Carnival balls in the city may be scheduled as early as November, with the parades beginning after January 5. Carnival celebrations end at midnight on Mardi Gras, signifying Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. In Mobile, locals often use the term Mardi Gras as a shorthand to refer to the entire Carnival season. During the Carnival season the mystic societies build colorful floats and parade throughout downtown with masked society members tossing small gifts, known as throws, to parade spectators.
The city is also home to a variety of museums. Battleship Memorial Park is a military park on the shore of Mobile Bay and features the World War II era battleship USS Alabama, the World War II era submarine USS Drum, Korean War and Vietnam War Memorials, and a variety of historical military equipment.

Dauphin Island is a town in Mobile County, Alabama (U.S.), on a barrier island also named Dauphin Island at the Gulf of Mexico. The population was 1,371 at the 2000 census. The town is included in the Mobile metropolitan. The island (originally named "Massacre Island") was renamed for Louis XIV's great-grandson and heir, the Dauphin. The Gulf of Mexico is to the south of the island; the Mississippi Sound and Mobile Bay are to the north. The island's eastern end helps to define the mouth of Mobile Bay. The eastern, wider portion of the island is shaded by thick stands of pine trees, but the narrow, western part of the island features scrub growth and few trees. Dauphin Island is home to Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, The Estuarium public aquarium, the Dauphin Island Airport, boat ramps, a large public pier, historic sites, several restaurants, new condominium developments, and numerous private homes. Beaches attract tourism, and fishing is a popular activity in the waters around the island. The island is connected to the mainland by the Gordon Persons Bridge. Although the island has several bird sanctuaries, the main one is the 164-acre Audubon Bird Sanctuary. Dauphin Island is the first landfall encountered by many birds as they migrate north from South America, and as a consequence many species can be found resting there before continuing their journey.
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