Dispatches E-News: Meet Sarah Muffelman, Disappearing Oysters & Saving Corals from Extinction (03/15/17)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Meet Sarah Muffelman: The Next Generation of Oceanographers Sarah Muffelman (Gulf Coast Research Laboratory) is comparing red snapper captured before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with red snapper captured after to see how their feeding habits have changed. She hopes her research will help better plan for any future disasters and…
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Dispatches E-News: Meet Jana Herrmann, Four Generations of Shrimpers & Fierce Women Scientists (03/01/17)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Meet Jana Herrmann: The Next Generation of Oceanographers Graduate student Jana Herrmann describes her academic work at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Her current research assesses the larval conditions of marine species post-Deepwater Horizon oil spill. [WATCH HERE] PODCAST OF THE WEEK GulfCast: Meet Louisiana Shrimper David…
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Dispatches E-News: The Star Trek Effect, A War Zone & Marine Oil Snow (02/22/17)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK The Star Trek Effect During a break from discussing their serious academic endeavors, Dr. Tamay Özgökmen (University of Miami) and Dr. Chris Reddy (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) light-heartedly impart how the television series “Star Trek” inspired them to pursue science and how it still guides them today. [WATCH HERE] PODCAST OF…
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How To Create A Sizzle Reel – By Hal Weiner

Remember when you were in grade school and the teacher assigned you a book report? For me, that was a nightmare, especially since I so often “forgot” to read the book. Now, imagine how much more daunting that task would be if the book had yet to be written! That’s what it’s like to create…
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Dispatches E-News: Do No Harm, Treadmills & Citizen Science! (02/01/17)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK How to Measure Fish Without Causing Harm Will Patterson and Joe Tarnecki of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab use a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) to make estimates about fish populations on Gulf reefs. The ROV has lasers that measure the fish without having to bring them to the surface, which…
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