Dispatches E-News: Dispersants Revisited, Oil Seeps and Spills & GoMA Photo Contest (07/12/17)

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
A Lingering Question About Dispersants: A Good or Bad Choice?

Did the use of dispersants have a long-term effect on the ecology and environment of the Gulf? Dr. Joseph Katz and his team at Johns Hopkins University are developing new ways to study dispersants. Their goal is to create tools to predict and mitigate the adverse affects of future oil spills.

[WATCH HERE]


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PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Piers Chapman: Seeps and Spills

Dr. Piers Chapman (TAMU) has been studying oil spills for decades and has taken what may be considered a controversial viewpoint about oil spills in the wake of Deepwater Horizon: While he agrees that keeping oil off of beaches and out of marshes is an important part of spill response, he thinks that the best solution for oil in the open ocean is to leave it alone and do nothing.

[LISTEN HERE]


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PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Gulf of Mexico Alliance Photo Contest

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance needs pictures! And they want to get them from those of you that live, work, and play around the Gulf.

Photos should relate to any of GoMA’s six themes: 1) coastal resilience, 2) data & monitoring, 3) education & engagement, 4) habitat resources, 5) water resources, and 6) wildlife & fisheries. Also, images must relate to the Gulf of Mexico and/or its watersheds within the five US Gulf States.

Submit your work soon! Deadline is Thursday, August 31, 2017

Photo courtesy of Past Winner Sherry Halbrook, Port Aransas, Texas.

[DISCOVER MORE]


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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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