Dispatches E-News: Scientific Collaborations, Failure Is An Option & Hot Oceans (01/31/18)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Scientific Collaborations: Thousands of Researchers Studying Deepwater Horizon “Dispatches from the Gulf 2” chronicles the unprecedented scientific effort still taking place in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Thousands of scientists have formed an international team working together to better understand the impacts of the oil on everything from…
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Dispatches E-News: Tracking Ocean Currents 1, Ghosts of a Spill & Ocean Hope Spots (01/17/18)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Tracking Ocean Currents (Part 1) A team of scientists is embarking on a unique mission to better understand the world’s oceans. Two large research vessels hold more than 1,000 devices called drifters that will be thrown overboard—at very careful intervals, in a very specific pattern—to see where they drift. Real-time data…
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Dispatches E-News: Happy New Year (01/03/18)

Happy New Year Wishing everyone a joyful 2018. 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 the ecosystem with the ultimate…
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Dispatches E-News: Happy Holidays! (12/27/17)

Happy Holidays! — The “Dispatches From The Gulf” team. 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 the ecosystem with the…
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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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