Mobile - Dauphin Island News

Roger Griffeth
Weiss Lake has a lot of property that touches the shoreline in Cherokee County. Are there restrictions on the use of this property? Who controls the land mass around the lake? When do you need a permit? All these questions are answered in my latest blog: "Weiss Lake Recreational Property".

Cathy Griffeth
Weiss Lake is getting a face lift. Read my blog at Real Estate Services

Cathy Griffeth
Pelicans arrive at Weiss Lake, by Real Estate Services. Take a minute to view the amazing video of American Pelicans stopping for a snack at Weiss Lake. Pelicans at Weiss Lake

Donna Pate
With roots in rural Alabama, Perry Austin has a passion for the landscape both as a painter and a fisherman. Beginning art at the age of 13. Perry began formal training in the aerospace industry as a technical illustrator and worked for companies from California to Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. After…

8/11/2017 3:11:00 PM
The other two cases took place during June and came from wound exposure while in bodies of waters near Dauphin Island, the Mississippi Sound and Mobile Bay. Vibrio bacteria naturally live in certain coastal waters and are present in higher concentrations ...

8/8/2017 1:10:00 AM
The Sand Island Lighthouse in Dauphin Island is one of three lighthouses found in Alabama. The Eldred Rock Lighthouse in Haines, Alaska, was first lit on June 1, 1906. The Point Arena Lighthouse in, well, Point Arena, California, stands 115 feet tall and ...

8/8/2017 12:20:00 AM
"I've been inshore and offshore fishing out of Dauphin Island since I was a kid," Smith said. "My dad used to take me blackfishing when we were very young. He used to love to catch speckled trout around the island and go blackfishing. "When I grew up and ...

8/7/2017 9:03:00 PM
The owner of this truck said it was struck by the car that drove into the Piggly Wiggly store. Mobile Fire-Rescue units responded to a Piggly Wiggly grocery store at 2655 Dauphin Island Parkway about noon on Monday, when a motorist drove a car into the ...

8/7/2017 4:47:00 PM
Press Release Point
A collaborative research project funded by the National Science Foundation aims to understand the effects of the Tropicalization of the Western Atlantic seagrass meadows. Teaming up on the project will be Dauphin Island Sea Lab's Dr. Ken Heck, the Florida ...

8/5/2017 3:30:00 PM
Four people had to be rescued from a boat taking on water near Dauphin Island, according to officials from the Coast Guard Sector Mobile. Coast Guard officials reported that they received a radio call of a boat taking on water around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday ...

Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries
With the late spring and early summer months comes an increased number of bear sightings. This time of year bears begin to travel in search of mates or to find a new home after leaving their mother. More often these bears are just passing through and are not likely to stick around or be seen again. However, some bears may…

7/30/2017 8:23:00 PM
In celebration of the end of Shark Week, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is releasing video of scientists tagging a massive tiger shark caught right here on the Gulf Coast. It takes a team to hoist the 10-foot-long male shark out of the Gulf. In just minutes ...

7/28/2017 4:25:00 PM
Press Release Point
Dr. Marcus Drymon with the University of South Alabama and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is a part of that global team. His research team has tagged over ten thousand sharks across the northern Gulf of Mexico. Each shark is identified to species, measured ...

7/28/2017 1:57:00 PM
The other two cases took place during June and came from wound exposure while in bodies of waters near Dauphin Island, the Mississippi Sound and Mobile Bay. In mid-July, some Mobile media outlets reported on a possible fifth case, though that eventually ...

7/28/2017 1:03:00 PM
In June, two more cases occurred. These both involved people with open wounds who’d gotten into the waters near Dauphin Island, the Mississippi Sound and Mobile Bay. Vibrio bacteria, known as the “flesh-eating bacteria,” naturally live in coastal ...

7/24/2017 6:17:00 PM
Four cases of a flesh-eating bacteria have been confirmed in Mobile County this year. Two of those are from the waters near Dauphin Island. The other two were from eating contaminated oysters. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

7/21/2017 9:38:00 PM
The Huffington Post
The park has bike and kayak rentals available for guests. SUP! Try stand-up paddle boards in Dauphin Island. Call or email ahead of time for reservations as these boats are provided from a private home and dock, thus offering a less touristy experience.

7/21/2017 6:28:00 PM
WPMI NBC Local 15
Friday marked the first official day of the Alabama Deep-sea Fishing Rodeo in Dauphin Island. Anglers from all over the country we're lined up to get their lines in the water. The event is jam-packed with live music, deep-sea fishing, and tournaments The ...

7/18/2017 10:12:00 PM
Mullet Wrapper
The 84th Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo will be held July 21-23 on Dauphin Island. A 3-day Captain’s Choice tournament and a Southern Kingfish Association sanctioned event, The ADSFR offerfs a total awards package valued up to $1 million in cash and ...

7/18/2017 1:27:00 PM
Sun Herald
but that was probably the biggest bull shark I’ve ever laid eyes on.” Rutledge and his team were fishing about 25 miles south of Dauphin Island when the shark hit the line, he told the Sun Herald.

7/18/2017 10:42:00 AM Bloggers
DAUPHIN ISLAND - As renowned as it is, the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo brings with it more than anglers, boaters and weigh-ins. It's also a chance for Dauphin Island visitors and residents to enjoy four days of music from one end of the island to the other.

7/17/2017 8:13:00 AM
"It's the focal point of all the activities with thousands and thousands of people who come to Dauphin Island and coastal Alabama. Plus, you've got people from Tennessee and Georgia and other states who come down just for the rodeo. "What I think is really ...

7/16/2017 11:14:00 AM
Sanford Herald
When I was 5, we lived in Alabama. The Coast Guard owned cottages on Dauphin Island, approximately 35 miles from our house in Mobile. We stayed there occasionally on vacation. But the much more important aquatic story took place in Mobile, at the end of ...

7/13/2017 9:13:00 AM Bloggers
NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program selected several Dauphin Island Sea Lab researchers to receive a portion of the $16.7 million in funding from the 2017 competition. These awards continue NOAA's RESTORE Act Science Program's commitment to producing timely ...

7/8/2017 7:40:00 AM
One case involved the consumption of raw oysters from another state, the other two people - both of whom had open wounds - contracted the bacteria in water near Mobile Bay, the Mississippi sound and Dauphin Island areas. All of the victims have recovered ...

7/4/2017 4:06:00 PM
Independence day is a big day on Dauphin Island. This year, it means a fireworks show at night, and plenty of beach visitors during the day, but also a reason to celebrate after Tropical Storm Cindy caused major flooding a couple of weeks ago. It was less ...

7/3/2017 8:12:00 PM
A lost wedding band found by beach-goers on Dauphin Island on Saturday (July 1) afternoon has gone viral on social media in search of the owner of the ring. Tammy Wadsworth Brown of Chunchula, Alabama posted several photos of the wedding band on her ...

7/3/2017 6:09:00 PM
Sun Herald
“It’ll be awesome,” Rutledge said. “I hope it holds up.” Rutledge said he and his team were fishing about 25 miles south of Dauphin Island when they caught the fish just after 4 a.m. Monday. He said he held the fish on the line for about 45 ...

7/1/2017 10:50:00 PM
My New Orleans
There’s also Dauphin Island, southwest of Mobile, accessible by ferry from Fort Morgan or off Interstate 10. Back to Nature..... It’s all about getting outside this summer. In addition to three miles of Gulf beaches and ...

6/30/2017 11:36:00 AM
Johnson, meanwhile, said that the location could also help Auburn University explore future opportunities with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and assist with marine animal care. "We see that as a next step opportunity for us," he said. "We want to see

6/25/2017 5:30:00 AM
Gulf Live
Dauphin Island and the Fort Morgan peninsula on the Alabama coast were veritable mountains at the time, towering hundreds of feet above the surrounding landscape. And Mobile Bay was a forested valley, with a river coursing through it. At various points in ...

6/23/2017 9:26:00 PM
From Mobile to Dauphin Island, and across the Florida panhandle Monday, officials started getting ready for the first tropical storm of the season. On Tuesday, it was clear why. Double red flags were up in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach shortly after that ...

6/23/2017 2:43:00 PM Bloggers
DAUPHIN ISLAND - In the wake of Tropical Storm Cindy, town officials have rearranged locations of a beach volleyball tournament and sunset music concert that were scheduled this weekend at West End Beach. That area is closed because of flooding and excess ...

6/21/2017 10:05:00 PM
Flood control locks and gates were being closed along Louisiana’s coast. Flooding was also reported on Alabama’s Dauphin Island. Power outages were reported in Morgan City and flooding was reported in parts of St. Mary's Parish. In St. Mary's ...

6/21/2017 4:17:00 PM
Dauphin Island has received significant flooding from Tropical Storm Cindy. High water on the west end of the island made driving on the main roadway an adventure. The storm stirred up the surf and flooded the islands main roadway. This was high water on ...

6/21/2017 12:36:00 AM
ABC Action News
Already some flooding was reported on Alabama’s Dauphin Island and flood control locks and gates were being closed along Louisiana’s bayou-marbled coast. Authorities in various coastal Louisiana and Mississippi communities handed out sandbags for areas ...

6/20/2017 6:23:00 PM
Residents and vacationers on the West End of Dauphin Island were forced to stay inside their homes as the rain and wind from Tropical Storm Cindy caused dangerous surf and flooding. FOX10 News was there Tuesday afternoon as the outer bands of the storm hit ...

Outdoor Alabama
The recently extended federal red snapper season is good news for anglers. Watch this video for more information about the extended season and the state’s snapper check program.

6/14/2017 3:09:00 PM
The extend federal season, announced by the U.S. Department of Commerce - which oversees NOAA - was welcomed by Alabama officials where red snapper season in cities like Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Dauphin Island provides an economic boost. Chris ...

6/13/2017 12:54:00 PM
Dothan First
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued four survivors from a capsized vessel near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 11:18 a.m. of a capsized vessel with four people aboard including two children in Katrina Cut ...

Quick Links
Mobile - Dauphin Island News
Mobile - Dauphin Island Photos
Mobile - Dauphin Island Videos

About Us
Contact Us
Site Map
Search Site
Advertise With Us

Copyright 2017, Coastal Town
Privacy    |    Legal