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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Dispatches E-News: Sunlight, Uta & Women (11/07/18)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Chris Reddy: A Career Spent Studying Oil Spills Chris Reddy, senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, focuses his research on the never-ending war between nature and oil. Sunlight in particular has had surprising effects on residual Macondo oil. [WATCH HERE] PODCAST OF THE WEEK GulfCast: Marine Snow – Underwater Blizzards…
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Dispatches E-News: Mistaken Guidance Counselors, Getting Seasick & St. Petersburg Science Festival (10/10/18)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK I Was Told to be a Florist. Instead I Became a Scientist. These women overcame discouragement and followed their dreams of having academic careers in science. All have achieved great success as professors and funded researchers. Featuring Dr. Tamara Frank, Dr. Claire Paris-Limouzy, Dr. Shuyi Chen, and Dr. Samantha “Mandy” Joye….
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Dispatches E-News: Wind + Waves, Oyster Populations & Join Us at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science (09/12/18)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Meet Brian Haus: Wind and Waves Professor Brian Haus (University of Miami) focuses on air-sea interactions and how the ocean transports all things. Dr. Haus conducts his research at the Air-Sea Interaction Salt Water Tank (ASIST) – a unique facility that creates wind-waves in a controlled environment. [WATCH HERE] PODCAST OF…
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