Dispatches E-News: Invasion of the Lionfish, Rehabbing Animals in the Gulf & Shark Week (07/26/17)

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Invasion of the Lionfish

Lionfish are an invasive species that were introduced in U.S. waters off the coast of Florida in the late 1980s. They’ve been in the northern Gulf of Mexico since the summer of 2010.

Throughout their invaded range, lionfish have had really dramatic effects on native fish populations. Will Patterson of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is studying reef fish communities and the dramatic effect the non-native lionfish are having.

[WATCH HERE]


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PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Tony Amos: Animal Rehabilitation and Recovery

Tony Amos, a research fellow at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, has a unique voice in the story of the Gulf’s health. For nearly 40 years, he has been walking the beaches of Mustang Island, Texas recording data about the species and human disruption that he sees. This work led Amos to start the Animal Rehabilitation Keep, an organization that rehabilitates and re-releases injured animals.

[LISTEN HERE]


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PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Spotlight on Shark Science

In honor of Shark Week, we are throwing a spotlight on Shark Science and the work being done at Florida State University’s Grubbs Laboratory.

Their focus is on the biology and ecology of exploited and poorly studied estuarine and marine fishes with most research addressing the biological gaps necessary for management and conservation of coastal and deep-water sharks and rays. Check out their amazing work!

Photo courtesy of FSUCML.

[DISCOVER MORE]


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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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