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Summer, 2022 Issue

August 12, 2022

CAMEO Citizen Science Program Returns to Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Cameo project
The Dauphin Island Sea Lab's newest 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.

If you are interested, please look at the participation criteria below and review the available training sessions. To reach us with additional questions, please email us at cameo@disl.edu, or contact us at 251-861-2141, 7515.

To register for training sessions, please complete this google form and register for the session you would like to attend. If you have any problems or questions, please send an email to cameo@disl.edu. Please note that we will get back in touch with you to confirm your registration. If you do not hear from us within a couple of days, please let us know.

Funding for this project provided by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, State Lands Division, Coast Section, in part, by a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Coastal Management, NOAA Award #19NOS4190137.