Dispatches E-News: Amazing Deep Sea Creatures, Anxiety & Dumping Waste in the Gulf (02/21/18)

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Meet Dean Grubbs: Building Baseline Data for Large Gulf Fish

Join Dean Grubbs and his team searching for amazing deep sea creatures of the Gulf of Mexico during an intense 24/7 research cruise.

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PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: The Psychological Impacts of an Oil Spill

Watermen, oil field workers, and those dependent upon tourism for their livelihood still struggle with anger and anxiety years after the Deepwater Horizon explosion. For generations, these Gulf residents have rebounded quickly from natural disasters, but were unprepared for how to deal with a man-made disaster.

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Group Sues to Stop Oil Companies from Dumping Waste into the Gulf

The Center for Biological Diversity this week filed a formal challenge of the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s new permit allowing oil companies to dump waste including fracking chemicals into the Gulf of Mexico.

In December, the environmental group sent a required “notice of intent to sue” letter to the agency warning that if it did not rescind the new permit that it would go to court to challenge the decision. On Monday, February 12, the group filed a “petition for review” requesting the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to review the permit decision.

Photo courtesy of The Times-Picayune.

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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 goal of learning how to better cope with future oil spills.
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Dispatches from the Gulf 2: Research • Innovation • Discovery
Experience remarkable stories from the unprecedented scientific mission to comprehensively study the impact of Deepwater Horizon and find new ways to ease the devastation. Includes the never-before-documented drama of bottlenose dolphins struggling to survive, and the capture of one of the world’s largest predatory sharks.
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Mensajes del Golfo de México
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Dispatches is made possible by a generous grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI).
Additional funding provided by the Wallace Genetic Foundation and the Farvue Foundation.


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