Dispatches E-News: Encouraging Women in Science, Blue Crabs & Blue-Footed Boobies (03/08/17)

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Encouraging Women in Science
Professor Samantha “Mandy” Joye (University of Georgia) shares how her personal journey to becoming a scientist—from a childhood passion for the ocean to the decision to forgo medical school for a Ph.D. program despite the absence of female faculty—has inspired her to encourage young women in the field.
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PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Nancy Rabalais, Blue Crabs, and the Louisiana Wetlands
Professor Nancy Rabalais (LUMCON) and her team are studying the recovery of blue crab populations after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The Louisiana wetlands are under constant threat from sea level rise to perpetual, residual oil in the marshes.
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PHOTO OF THE WEEK
On Galápagos, Revealing the Blue-Footed Booby’s True Colors
With no real predators, Blue-Footed Boobies live proud, public lives. That accessibility has proved a bonanza for scientists, casting light on the birds’ mating habits and even the role played by the shade of their feet.
Photo by Tui De Roy/Minden Pictures.
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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.
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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.
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