VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Exquisite Mud: A History Book of the Gulf of Mexico
A team of researchers from the University of South Florida uses a multi-corer to obtain deep sediment cores from the Gulf of Mexico. Back in the lab, they analyze the layers of sediment and build a history of the Gulf, with Deepwater Horizon being the latest chapter.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Eureka Moments: Inspiration Comes from Unexpected Places
We’re sharing first person accounts about those special moments in the lives of scientists that we call “eureka moments.” Featuring Martin Grosell (UMiami), Brian Haus (UMiami), Tamay Özgökmen (UMiami), Kristen Thyng (Texas A&M), and Mandy Joye (UGeorgia).
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
All Those Mardi Gras Throws?
It’s Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is behind us. The Gulf Coast loves a good party. The ground is littered with plastic affection. And the festive fun is ending up in storm drain systems, marshes, rivers, and the Gulf of Mexico. Here are some suggestions for recycling all those beads and throws…
Photo courtesy of NBC News.
Dispatches from the Gulf 1: Science • Community • Recovery
In the years after Deepwater Horizon – the biggest offshore 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 goal of learning how to better cope with future oil spills.
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Dispatches from the Gulf 2: Research • Innovation • Discovery
Experience remarkable stories from the unprecedented scientific mission to study the continuing impacts of Deepwater Horizon find new ways to ease the devastation. Includes the never-before-documented drama of bottlenose dolphins struggling to survive, and the capture of one of the world’s largest predatory sharks.
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Dispatches short videos featuring human interest stories and exploring cutting-edge scientific case studies about the Gulf of Mexico are available on YouTube.
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Mensajes del Golfo de México
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