The Auburn University Shellfish Laboratory

The Auburn University Shellfish Laboratory (AUSL) provides instruction, research and outreach in the area of shellfish ecology and production to the citizens of Alabama, the region and the nation.

About Us

AUSL Primary Mission

The primary AUSL mission is to ensure a thriving shellfish seafood community in the United States, through globally relevant research, extension and education.

Research

Learn more about our current research efforts, typically  focused on applied questions that come from the shellfish industry.

Dauphin Island Sea Lab

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab was founded in 1971 by the Alabama legislature to provide marine science programs for many of the state’s colleges and universities.

About Us

AUSL is one component of the Auburn University School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences. AUSL is located on the campus of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab on the eastern end of Dauphin Island where Mobile Bay, Mississippi Sound and the Gulf of Mexico converge. The faculty, staff and students at AUSL conduct a variety of applied and basic research associated with marine invertebrates, including the Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica. The facility includes a production hatchery and nursery.

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Team

Contact

Bill Walton
Associate Professor & Extension Specialist
Dauphin Island
251-861-3018, Ext 2
billwalton@auburn.edu

Lab Research & News