With the Intracoastal Waterway as a backdrop, artists Dwight Kirkland and Michael Colley introduced a mural of Alabama’s marine mammal and newest landmark at Tacky Jack’s Gulf Shores on March 9. The Pennsylvanians had just spent two weeks creating an extraordinary 38-foot tall mural at the restaurant, located under the south end of the Hwy. 59 Bridge. The multiple manatee mural, well lit and spectacular, was put on debut during a reception for the artists and The Dauphin Island Sea Lab’s Manatee Sighting Network (MSN). “This is our biggest manatee awareness effort yet,’’ said Dr. Ruth Carmichael, director of the MSN. For more MSN info, call l 866-493-5803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.