Dispatches E-News: Aquatic Treadmills, All About the Fish & US National Monuments at Risk (05/17/17)

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
A Treadmill for Fish
Dr. Martin Grosell (University of Miami) replicates how mahi-mahi swim in the wild in order to determine how environmental disturbances – particularly oil spills – impact their development and life cycles.
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PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Steve Murawski: “I’m a Fish Guy”
During an event with The Story Collider: Stories About Science, Dr. Steve Murawski (USF/C-IMAGE) gives a lively and harrowing account of his personal experiences during the Deepwater Horizon disaster. He also shares highlights from his 40-plus year career as a fisheries scientist.
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PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Have Your Say on the Future of 27 US National Monuments
The US government is seeking opinions from the public on whether to “un-designate” 27 National Monuments and remove their protected status. Among the monuments are five ocean reserves – Marianas Trench, Northeast Canyons & Seamounts, Pacific Remote Islands, Papahanaumokuakea, and Rose Atoll – which are in question as part of a new offshore energy strategy.
Click here to submit your comments online.
Photo courtesy of James Watt (USFWS).
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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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