VIDEO OF THE WEEK
How to Measure Fish Without Causing Harm
Will Patterson and Joe Tarnecki of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab use a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) to make estimates about fish populations on Gulf reefs. The ROV has lasers that measure the fish without having to bring them to the surface, which means less risk of harm.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: A Treadmill for Mahi-Mahi
Dr. Martin Grosell is studying how Deepwater Horizon oil spill has affected one of the most important recreational and commercial fisheries in the Gulf. Grosell puts oil-exposed Mahi-Mahi inside a swim tunnel, which is basically a treadmill for fish, through which scientists monitor metabolic rates and swim performance. What they discovered was totally unexpected.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Citizen Science! The Secchi Disk Study.
The phytoplankton that underpin life in the oceans are altering in abundance due to climate change. The Secchi Disk study is the largest study conducted by seafarers to understand what is happening to phytoplankton. Become a citizen scientist and join in and help create an ocean legacy!
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