Dispatches E-News: Coastal Ecosystems, Sharks, Sharks, and More Sharks! & World Water Day (03/29/17)

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Meet Nancy Rabalais: Focusing on Coastal Ecosystems
Much of the Deepwater Horizon oil that came ashore landed in the Louisiana marshes and beaches. Dr. Nancy Rabalais (LUMCON) and her team are focusing their research on the coastal ecosystems – particularly the blue crab populations and how they are recovering.
[WATCH HERE]


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PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Sharks, Sharks, and More Sharks!
Since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Dr. Dean Grubbs and his team of oceanographers have conducted a series of intense 24/7 research cruises in order to generate the biggest survey of deepwater sharks ever in the Gulf of Mexico. The deep-sea species of the Gulf have shown signs of recovery, but there are still issues. And every cruise reveals something new.
[LISTEN HERE]


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PHOTO OF THE WEEK
World Water Day 2017
This year’s World Water Day focused on wastewater and how our water-stressed planet can reuse it. Globally, the vast majority of all wastewater from homes, cities, industry and agriculture flows back into nature without being treated or reused, polluting the environment, and losing valuable nutrients and other recoverable materials. The United Nations has great resources for everyday citizens to do practical things to reduce water use and minimize waste.
Photo courtesy of Dan Bacher / LA Progressive.
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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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