Dispatches E-News: The Star Trek Effect, A War Zone & Marine Oil Snow (02/22/17)

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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]


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PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: My Town Was A War Zone
“When I first heard about the spill, my first concern was if any lives were lost. We have so many people in the oil industry that it was very likely that somebody I knew would have been on the rig.” — Wayne Keller.

Wayne Keller, Grand Isle, Louisiana’s Port Director, describes the unsettling events that happened in his small barrier island community just after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Though the disaster occurred in 2010, those first few days are still fresh in his memory.
[LISTEN HERE]


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PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Diagram of Marine Oil Snow Processes
Scientists conducting oil spill research have produced a study that summarizes current knowledge of marine oil snow during and after the Deepwater Horizon event. The study details the formation and fate of oil-associated marine snow and its ecological impacts on deep-sea environments.
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Watch the Sizzle for Dispatches – 2
A sequel to the Emmy Award-winning documentary, “Dispatches From The Gulf – 2” shares remarkable stories about the global team of scientists who continue to study the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill — the largest in U.S. history. Their unprecedented mission to comprehensively research its environmental impacts and find new ways to ease the devastation of future oil spills has lead to surprising discoveries. Click here to watch.

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Dispatches From The Gulf: Science, Community, and Recovery in the Aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill is the 14th episode in the Journey To Planet Earth TV series. DVDs are available free of charge to educators, librarians, homeschoolers, and community activists. Click here to fill out a request.

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GulfCast – the Dispatches From The Gulf podcast – is available on iTunes and SoundCloud.

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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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