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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Dispatches E-News: Coring For Mud, When You Fail & A Shortfin Mako (01/11/17)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Meet David Hollander: Coring for Mud Dr. David Hollander (University of South Florida) conducts experiments that remove sediment cores from the ocean basin and examines them for Macondo oil contamination spewed from the Deepwater Horizon site. [WATCH HERE] PODCAST OF THE WEEK GulfCast: When You Fail, You Are Doing Good Science…
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Dispatches E-News: Socio-Economic Impacts & Happy New Year (12/28/16)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK We Don’t Leave Our Dead Behind Members of the United Houma Nation and the Pointe-Au-Chien Indian Tribe recount how the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill destroyed their fishing and shrimping season in 2010 and the huge socio-economic impacts it left on their community. [WATCH HERE] NOTES FROM THE FIELD Happy New Year!…
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Dispatches E-News: I Was Told to be a Florist & Happy Holidays (12/21/16)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK I Was Told to be a Florist. Instead I Became a Scientist. These women overcame discouragement and followed their dreams of having academic careers in science. All have achieved great success as professors and funded researchers. Featuring Dr. Tamara Frank, Dr. Claire Paris-Limouzy, Dr. Shuyi Chen, and Dr. Samantha “Mandy” Joye….
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