Dispatches E-News: Fishery Science, Inspiration from the Stars & Beluga Whales (04/05/17)

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
This Is Fishery Science

Learn what a day as a fisheries biologist is like.

We join a team of marine scientists from the University of South Florida while they capture red snapper and other fish to determine oil contamination levels post-Deepwater Horizon.

[WATCH HERE]


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PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Star Trek & Some Thoughts About Science

The original television series “Star Trek” and NASA’s “Race to the Moon” inspired Tamay Özgökmen to become a scientist. Today, he is a Professor of Oceanography at the University of Miami.

Like Mr. Spock, Dr. Özgökmen prefers to use quantitative, scientific methods to interpret the natural environment. He shares his thoughts on the benefits of science for everyone.

[LISTEN HERE]


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PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Unabated Gas Leak Threatens Endangered Beluga Whales in Alaska’s Cook Inlet

An underwater natural gas pipeline has been leaking almost pure methane since late December and cannot be fixed until the ice melts. Regulators and environmentalists are particularly concerned because the area is home to an endangered group of beluga whales. The true danger to the whales and other marine life is yet to be measured.

Photo courtesy of Barry Williams (Getty).

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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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