Dispatches E-News: Preparing for the Next Oil Spill, New Species & Celebrating the Life of Tony Amos (08/29/18)

img
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Preparing for the Next Oil Spill: Meet Brian Roberts

Professor Brian Roberts (LUMCON) conducts experiments that measure the release of greenhouse gases from oiled salt marshes. Dr. Roberts hopes his team’s work will help guide responses to future oil spills.

[WATCH HERE]


img
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Jon Moore: Discovering New Species

Dr. Jon Moore and his team from Florida Atlantic University have been studying animals at six different depths in the Gulf of Mexico — all the way from the surface to about 1500 meters down. Their research has added nearly 70 new species to the list of fish in the Gulf, which can be exciting, but also tricky and tedious — like in the case of the fanged, luminescent viperfish.

[LISTEN HERE]


img
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
A Life Dedicated to Saving Sea Turtles and Shorebirds

Tony Amos spent 40 years rescuing and studying wildlife on the Texas coast. After his death, and in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, a new generation is stepping up to continue his legacy.

For decades Tony Amos was as familiar a sight on the beaches of Texas’s Mustang Island as the wildlife he surveyed. Tall with flowing white hair and beard, Amos had surveyed a seven-mile stretch of beach every other day since 1978, recording everything from Piping Plovers and sea turtles to plastic bottles and helicopters. When he wasn’t out counting, he was rescuing injured turtles and birds and tending to them at the Animal Rehabilitation Keep, or ARK, which he founded in the 1980s at the University of Texas Austin’s Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas.

Photo courtesy of Esther Horvath.

[DISCOVER MORE]


img
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.
Click here to watch the trailer.

img
Dispatches from the Gulf 2: Research • Innovation • Discovery
Experience remarkable stories from the unprecedented scientific mission to study the continuing impacts of Deepwater Horizon 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.
Click here to watch the trailer.

img
Get Free DVDs (Dispatches 2)
DVDs of Dispatches 2 are available free of charge to educators, librarians, homeschoolers, and community activists.
Click here to fill out a request form or send an e-mail to screenscope@screenscope.com.

img
Stream Dispatches 1 & Short Videos
Digital versions of Dispatches 1 are available free of charge to educators, librarians, homeschoolers, and community activists.
Click here to fill out a request form or send an e-mail to screenscope@screenscope.com.

Dispatches short videos featuring human interest stories and exploring cutting-edge scientific case studies about the Gulf of Mexico are available on YouTube.

img
Listen to the Podcast
GulfCastthe Dispatches From The Gulf podcast — is available on the following platforms:
iTunes
SoundCloud
TuneIn

img
Host a Screening
Host a Dispatches screening at schools, libraries, universities, science centers, museums, community centers, or environmental organizations — especially around the anniversary of Deepwater Horizon (April 2018). Guest speakers and panelists can be arranged.
Click here to fill out a Screening request form.

img
Educational Materials
Supporting Dispatches educational materials including leaders’ guides, lesson plans, transcripts, posters, and student resources are available for download.
Click here to access.

img
Mensajes del Golfo de México
A Spanish subtitled version of Dispatches 1 is available via streaming or DVD.
Send an e-mail request to screenscope@screenscope.com.

img
Access the Archive
Click here to access the Dispatches From The Gulf newsletter archive.


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.


img
Follow Dispatches from the Gulf / Journey to Planet Earth
https://screenscope.com
http://dispatchesfromthegulf.com
http://pbs.org/journeytoplanetearth

Engage with Us on Social Media
• Twitter: twitter.com/gulfdispatches
• Facebook: facebook.com/gulfdispatches
• Pinterest: pinterest.com/dispatchesgulf
• Instagram: instagram.com/dispatches_from_the_gulf
• Google+: plus.google.com/+Dispatchesfromthegulfofmexico
• YouTube: youtube.com/Dispatchesfromthegulfofmexico


Screenscope Films | 4330 Yuma St, NW | Washington, DC 20016 | 202-364-0055 [tel] | 202-364-0055 [fax]