Dispatches E-News: Shock, Failure & 1.5 Degrees Celsius (01/16/19)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK I Was Shocked At How Little Was Known Kristin Koehler is an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. After Deepwater Horizon, she was surprised to discover that there were very few academic studies on the effects of oil spills on human populations. When the next spill…
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Dispatches E-News: Answering Society, Bounty Lost & Brainchild (12/19/18)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK We Owe Society Answers Most people assume that the role of scientists is to ask unanswered questions, gather complex information, and interpret the resulting data. But that’s not all: We asked GoMRI scientists to define their own role in society. Many of their answers were unexpected, but overall they feel that…
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Dispatches E-News: Marshes/Beaches, Alien Predators & Stunning Win (12/12/18)

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: Happy Thanksgiving (11/21/18)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Have a wonderful holiday. Dispatches is made possible by a generous grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI). Additional funding provided by the Wallace Genetic Foundation and the Farvue Foundation. Follow Dispatches from the Gulf / Journey to Planet Earth • https://screenscope.com • https://dispatchesfromthegulf.com • http://pbs.org/journeytoplanetearth Engage with Us on Social…
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Dispatches E-News: No Consensus, 8 Years & Humpbacks v. Orcas (11/14/18)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Dispersants: The Debate Continues Immediately after the Deepwater Horizon blowout, chemical dispersants were sprayed onto surface oil slicks and directly into the wellhead. The goal was to break up as much oil as possible. At the time, little was known about the behavior of oil in the deep sea, and that…
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