VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Marshes: Good News & Bad News
Professor Ed Overton and his team from LSU are monitoring the condition of Louisiana’s coastal marshes. These marshes are nursery grounds for the northern Gulf of Mexico fisheries. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill flowed down into crab burrows and stayed buried along the beaches. It’s slowly leaking back into the bays and may be contributing to the health problems of the Barataria dolphins.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Saving Science
Recent polls show that more people than ever before do not trust science or believe scientists. Scientists Sean Powers, John Hildebrand, Kait Frasier, Margaret Leinen, and Tamay Özgökmen share their thoughts on the role science plays in society and their obligation to provide objective information about the impact of humans and how the world works.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Rare Footage Captures Giant Jellyfish Living Under Arctic Ice
Biologists who explore the Alaskan Arctic ecosystem aren’t just interested in polar bears. Some are also captivated by the “gelatinous species” hidden below the ice.
Now, scientists have published rare footage of one of the Arctic’s largest jellyfish drifting beneath the sea ice near Utqiaġvik, also known as Barrow, off the north coast of Alaska.
Photo courtesy of Andrew Juhl & Craig Aumack.
Watch the Sizzle for Dispatches – 2
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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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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