Dispatches E-News: Science Is Needed, Kait Frasier & Fracking = Great Environmental Toll (09/05/18)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Why Do We Need Scientists (and Science)? Scientists discuss the value, roles, and responsibilities of scientists and science in today’s society. Featuring Professors Frank Hernandez, Jr., Joseph Montoya, Ajit Subramaniam, Piers Chapman, Steve DiMarco, Scott Socolofsky, Raffaele Montuoro, and Mandy Joye. [WATCH HERE] PODCAST OF THE WEEK GulfCast: Kait Frasier: The…
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Dispatches E-News: Preparing for the Next Oil Spill, New Species & Celebrating the Life of Tony Amos (08/29/18)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Preparing for the Next Oil Spill: Meet Brian Roberts Professor Brian Roberts (LUMCON) conducts experiments that measure the release of greenhouse gases from oiled salt marshes. Dr. Roberts hopes his team’s work will help guide responses to future oil spills. [WATCH HERE] PODCAST OF THE WEEK GulfCast: Jon Moore: Discovering New…
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Dispatches E-News: A Daunting Era, Oil Highway & Homeless Manatees (08/22/18)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK It Was Just A Scary, Scary Time The Gulf shrimping community is accustomed to recovering from natural disasters like hurricanes. Louisiana waterman, David Chauvin, explains why a man-made disaster posed different kinds of challenges. [WATCH HERE] PODCAST OF THE WEEK GulfCast: Kristen Thyng: Complex Ocean Models Dr. Kristen Thyng is a…
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Dispatches E-News: The Amazing Sperm Whale, Let’s Build an Ark & Meat = Climate Quandry (08/15/18)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Close Encounters with a Sperm Whale Professor Scott Socolofsky (Texas A&M University) witnesses an unexpected visitor of the cetacean kind while conducting deep-sea research in the Gulf of Mexico. [WATCH HERE] PODCAST OF THE WEEK GulfCast: Tony Amos: Animal Rehabilitation and Recovery Tony Amos, a research fellow at the University of…
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Dispatches E-News: Enduring Impacts, Seeps & What’s Right (or Wrong) with Shark Week? (08/01/18)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Coastal Communities and Marine Ecosystems Still Impacted by Deepwater Horizon Years after Deepwater Horizon, oil is still impacting coastal communities and marine ecosystems. The scientific community is working together to push the boundaries of what they have learned about oil spills and what still needs to be discovered. Their efforts represent…
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Dispatches E-News: Let’s Talk About Dispersants (07/18/18)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Dispersants: The Lesser of Two Evils During the Deepwater Horizon spill, dispersants were sprayed onto oil slicks on the surface of the water, as well as directly into the escaping oil, to break up as much as possible. Ever since, scientists have been studying the impacts of these dispersants. They’re now…
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Dispatches E-News: Happy Fourth of July (07/04/18)

Happy Fourth of July! Have a wonderful 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 the ecosystem with the ultimate…
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