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Ferry to Dauphin Island

Natural Gas rigs in Mobile Bay

Medic chopper landing on rig

 

Ft Gaines on east side of Dauphin Island

Brown Pelicans are strong fliers and swimmers but clumsy on land!

 

Visited the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tunnels built under fort to allow soldiers to move about

Latrine constructed by the bay, using a flushing system by the tide...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brown Pelicans-can have 7 1/2 feet wing span.They have very keen eyesight,can...

 

 


Today we took a ferry boat across Mobile Bay to Dauphin Island in the Gulf of Mexico.We passed several natural gas rigs in the bay and a few large freighters.While on the Island we visited the Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. An estuary is a semi-enclosed basin where freshwater from rivers and saltwater from the ocean join and mix. Estuaries are among the most productive habitats on earth. We then visited Fort Gaines established in 1821 to defend Mobile Bay. We also checked out the Audubon Bird Sanctuary before returning on the ferry to the mainland. We were lucky enough to see some dolphins swimming in the Bay. Another good day!



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