Dispatches E-News: Amy Wallace, Coupled Modeling & Science at Sea (07/05/17)

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Discovery: Amy Wallace

Amy Wallace is a Ph.D. student at the University of South Florida. Part of her studies includes examining the allantois, otoliths (ear stones), and eye lenses of fish to see its impacts on populations after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Raffaele Montuoro: Oceanic and Atmospheric Modeling

Dr. Rafaelle Montuoro (Texas A&M University) uses super computers to run complex numerical models of oceanic and atmospheric systems — called coupled models — to see how they interact. Although it’s not quite rocket science it is just about as complicated.

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Science at Sea: Researchers Monitor Marine Ecosystems Near Deepwater Horizon

The ECOGIG consortium is studying how deep water ecosystems respond to natural seafloor seeps of oil and gas and is monitoring areas affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Its goal is to better understand how processes normally work to help inform management response to out-of-the norm circumstances such as an oil spill.

This 12-day science expedition on the exploration vessel Ocean Intervention II embarked in June and continued its annual monitoring around the spill site that began in 2010.

Photo courtesy of Ocean Exploration Trust.

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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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