Auburn University is one of the nation's preeminent land-grant universities. Central to all its functions is the University's historic commitment of service to all Alabamians as the State becomes a part of a global society with all of its challenges and opportunities. The University is widely recognized for the quality of its undergraduate educational programs, the effectiveness of its research and outreach programs, and the broad access to the University provided through the innovative use of information technology. The University insures the quality of its programs through the careful focusing of its resources in areas of institutional strengths.

The Auburn University Marine Extension and Research Center (AUMERC), located in Mobile, Alabama on the shores of Mobile Bay and a short distance from the Gulf of Mexico, is part of the Auburn University Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures.

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