Dispatches E-News: Science Matters, Revisiting Ixtoc & Students Make Deep Ocean Discoveries (07/11/18)

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Science Matters

How can we, as a society, become a better steward of our planet? Science plays a critical role in informing the public; and scientists have an obligation to provide neutral evidence about how our world works and how humans are impacting nature.

Featuring Charles Martin (Louisiana State), Ken Heck (University of South Alabama), Robyn Zerebecki (Northeastern), Karen Malone (TUHH), Kristin Koehler (Johns Hopkins), Ramana Sidhaye (Johns Hopkins), and Margaret Leinen (Scripps Institution of Oceanography).

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PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Kendra Daly: From Ixtoc to Deepwater Horizon

Oceanographer Kendra Daly tells the riveting tale of barely surviving an emergency research cruise that responded to the Ixtoc blowout in 1979. Violent storms, toxic fumes, and oil fires plagued the trip. Dr. Daly swore she’d never return to the Gulf of Mexico and would certainly never respond to another spill. And then Deepwater Horizon happened, and she had to go back.

This episode was recorded during a live event hosted by The Story Collider: Stories About Science.

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Student Researcher Highlights Exciting Deep-Ocean Discoveries

The Gulf of Mexico is one of four “super-diverse” ecoregions in the world; yet, we don’t know much about how its deep environment changed after Deepwater Horizon because very little was known about it before the spill. Since the spill, the data about deep-ocean life are growing as scientists with the DEEPEND research consortium study the deep Gulf’s organisms and processes. Their findings will help develop a baseline to monitor future changes.

Photo courtesy of DEEPEND.

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Dispatches from the Gulf 1: Science • Community • Recovery
In the years after Deepwater Horizon – the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history – a global team of scientists is working together to understand its environmental impact on humans, wildlife, and the ecosystem with the ultimate goal of learning how to better cope with future oil spills.
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Dispatches from the Gulf 2: Research • Innovation • Discovery
Experience remarkable stories from the unprecedented scientific mission to comprehensively study the impact of Deepwater Horizon and find new ways to ease the devastation. Includes the never-before-documented drama of bottlenose dolphins struggling to survive, and the capture of one of the world’s largest predatory sharks.
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Dispatches is made possible by a generous grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI).
Additional funding provided by the Wallace Genetic Foundation and the Farvue Foundation.


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