Dispatches E-News: The Amazing Sperm Whale, Let’s Build an Ark & Meat = Climate Quandry (08/15/18)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Close Encounters with a Sperm Whale Professor Scott Socolofsky (Texas A&M University) witnesses an unexpected visitor of the cetacean kind while conducting deep-sea research in the Gulf of Mexico. [WATCH HERE] PODCAST OF THE WEEK GulfCast: Tony Amos: Animal Rehabilitation and Recovery Tony Amos, a research fellow at the University of…
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Dispatches E-News: Enduring Impacts, Seeps & What’s Right (or Wrong) with Shark Week? (08/01/18)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Coastal Communities and Marine Ecosystems Still Impacted by Deepwater Horizon Years after Deepwater Horizon, oil is still impacting coastal communities and marine ecosystems. The scientific community is working together to push the boundaries of what they have learned about oil spills and what still needs to be discovered. Their efforts represent…
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Dispatches E-News: Let’s Talk About Dispersants (07/18/18)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Dispersants: The Lesser of Two Evils During the Deepwater Horizon spill, dispersants were sprayed onto oil slicks on the surface of the water, as well as directly into the escaping oil, to break up as much as possible. Ever since, scientists have been studying the impacts of these dispersants. They’re now…
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Dispatches E-News: Happy Fourth of July (07/04/18)

Happy Fourth of July! Have a wonderful holiday. Dispatches from the Gulf 1: Science • Community • Recovery In the years after Deepwater Horizon – the biggest oil spill in U.S. history – a global team of scientists is working together to understand its environmental impact on humans, wildlife, and the ecosystem with the ultimate…
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Dispatches E-News: Great Jobs, Black Teeth & Interactive Story Map (06/27/18)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK What’s Great About This Job! “Dreams can come true.” Scientists discuss the daily joys of working in the specific concentrations they love and how their wonderment keeps them motivated. Featuring Mandy Joye (University of Georgia), Chris Reddy (WHOI), Cynthia Smith (NMMF), Elaine Allen (NMMF), Joseph Katz (Johns Hopkins), Cheng Li (Johns…
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Dispatches E-News: Female Role Models, Macondo & We Made Plastic (06/13/18)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK The Journey of Female Scientists Female scientists talk about finding success in the (still mostly) male-dominated field of marine biology and the need to get more women involved in science. These role models—including Bianca Prohaska, Ramana Sidhaye, Karen Malone, Kelly Dorgan, Lela Schlenker, and Margaret Leinen—are leading by example. [WATCH HERE]…
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