Dispatches E-News: Meet David Murphy, Unexpected Inspiration & Drifter Card BOLO (01/18/17)


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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Meet David Murphy: The Next Generation of Scientists
Dr. David Murphy (JHU) describes one of his research projects that simulates how dispersants break up oil, change the structure of the oil plume, and affect where it travels in ocean currents.

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PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Eureka Moments: Inspiration Comes from Unexpected Places
We’re sharing first person accounts about those special moments in the lives of scientists that we call “eureka moments.” Featuring Martin Grosell (University of Miami), Brian Haus (University of Miami), Tamay Özgökmen (University of Miami), Kristen Thyng (Texas A&M University), and Mandy Joye (University of Georgia).

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK
BayDrift BOLO: Have you seen these drift cards?
Scientists need your help in locating these small, eco-friendly wood cards, as part of a scientific experiment studying our local ocean currents.
Photo by Laura Bracken / CARTHE.

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