Dispatches E-News: Mud & Blood, “Don’t Let It Get Here Today” & Hotspot for Marine Life (05/03/17)

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
The Mud and Blood Cruise
The Weatherbird embarks on a two-week research cruise in the Gulf of Mexico with a mission to collect and analyze fish and soil samples near the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Dave Hollander and Steve Murawski from the University of South Florida lead the team of oceanographers whose research is divided into two phases: blood (studying fish communities) and mud (coring for sediment samples). Join their journey!
[WATCH HERE]


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PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Felicia Coleman: “Don’t Let It Get Here Today”
Dr. Felicia Coleman, director of the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory, is often asked if the Deepwater Horizon disaster is this the worst thing that’s ever happened in the Gulf of Mexico. She is clear that the oil spill just added problems to a long list of existing ones, pushing the Gulf towards an ecological tipping point. These obstacles need to be overcome to ensure a resilient and sustainable Gulf.
[LISTEN HERE]


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PHOTO OF THE WEEK
The Hotspot for Marine Life
The continental shelfbreak in the waters off New England is an area where a spectacular abundance and diversity of marine life aggregate year-round. The Pioneer Array, a part of the NSF-funded Ocean Observatories Initiative, was placed there to help scientists explore the processes that make the shelfbreak so productive.
Photo courtesy of WHOI.
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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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