Dispatches E-News: Barataria Dolphins Part 2, What We Know & Mapping the Great Barrier Reef (10/25/17)

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
The Dolphins of Barataria Bay (Part 2)

A team of NMMF and NOAA veterinarians, biologists, and wildlife epidemiologists participate in a 10-day mission to evaluate the health of Barataria Bay’s bottlenose dolphins. Their goal is to discover any chronic health issues linked to oil exposure. And because dolphins are mammals and breathe through their blowholes, monitoring their respiration will help the veterinarians decide whether their lungs are healthy or diseased.

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PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: What We Know Almost Eight Years After The Oil Spill

Since 2010, hundreds of scientists have been researching the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Some are optimistic; some less so. But all agree that it is critical to continue to study and monitor the Gulf to understand the full impact in the decades to come.

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Mapping the Great Barrier Reef with Cameras, Drones and NASA Tech

In 2015, Richard Vevers, a British underwater photographer, was horrified when he returned—after just one year away—to a once colorful reef in American Samoa: It had turned pure white.

Vevers, who runs a marine advocacy group called The Ocean Agency, knew that bleaching (a process caused by global warming that starves the coral) was the cause. He also knew the public didn’t understand the ocean’s sorry shape because people couldn’t see what was happening firsthand. Cameras, he reckoned, could help.

Photo courtesy of The Ocean Agency.

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A sequel to the Emmy Award-winning documentary, “Dispatches From The Gulf 2: Research • Innovation • Discovery” 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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