Dispatches E-News: Coastal Ecosystems, Sharks, Sharks, and More Sharks! & World Water Day (03/29/17)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Meet Nancy Rabalais: Focusing on Coastal Ecosystems Much of the Deepwater Horizon oil that came ashore landed in the Louisiana marshes and beaches. Dr. Nancy Rabalais (LUMCON) and her team are focusing their research on the coastal ecosystems – particularly the blue crab populations and how they are recovering. [WATCH HERE]…
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Dispatches E-News: Meet Sarah Muffelman, Disappearing Oysters & Saving Corals from Extinction (03/15/17)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Meet Sarah Muffelman: The Next Generation of Oceanographers Sarah Muffelman (Gulf Coast Research Laboratory) is comparing red snapper captured before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with red snapper captured after to see how their feeding habits have changed. She hopes her research will help better plan for any future disasters and…
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Dispatches E-News: Encouraging Women in Science, Blue Crabs & Blue-Footed Boobies (03/08/17)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Encouraging Women in Science Professor Samantha “Mandy” Joye (University of Georgia) shares how her personal journey to becoming a scientist—from a childhood passion for the ocean to the decision to forgo medical school for a Ph.D. program despite the absence of female faculty—has inspired her to encourage young women in the…
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Dispatches E-News: Meet Jana Herrmann, Four Generations of Shrimpers & Fierce Women Scientists (03/01/17)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Meet Jana Herrmann: The Next Generation of Oceanographers Graduate student Jana Herrmann describes her academic work at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Her current research assesses the larval conditions of marine species post-Deepwater Horizon oil spill. [WATCH HERE] PODCAST OF THE WEEK GulfCast: Meet Louisiana Shrimper David…
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Dispatches E-News: The Star Trek Effect, A War Zone & Marine Oil Snow (02/22/17)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK The Star Trek Effect During a break from discussing their serious academic endeavors, Dr. Tamay Özgökmen (University of Miami) and Dr. Chris Reddy (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) light-heartedly impart how the television series “Star Trek” inspired them to pursue science and how it still guides them today. [WATCH HERE] PODCAST OF…
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Dispatches E-News: Sizzle, Sizzle, More Sizzle & Struggling Dolphin Populations (02/15/17)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Sizzle Reel – Dispatches From The Gulf 2: Research • Innovation • Discovery 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…
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How To Create A Sizzle Reel – By Hal Weiner

Remember when you were in grade school and the teacher assigned you a book report? For me, that was a nightmare, especially since I so often “forgot” to read the book. Now, imagine how much more daunting that task would be if the book had yet to be written! That’s what it’s like to create…
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