Dispatches E-News: Underwater Blizzards, We Won’t Leave Our Dead Behind & One Brilliant Woman (11/29/17)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Underwater Blizzards The Gulf of Mexico contains a dazzling array of tiny animals including bacteria, algae, and jellyfish. When they die, they mix with decaying plant material and fecal matter to form white fluffy bits that slowly fall toward the seafloor. This phenomenon is known as “marine snow” and it forms…
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Dispatches E-News: Happy Thanksgiving (11/22/17)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING The “Dispatches From The Gulf” team wishes everyone a happy holiday. Dispatches from the Gulf 1: Science • Community • Recovery In the years after Deepwater Horizon – the biggest oil spill in U.S. history – a global team of scientists is working together to understand its environmental impact on humans, wildlife, and…
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Dispatches from the Gulf – E-News (11/01/17)

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

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…
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