VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Where Did the Oil Go?
It’s hard to believe that the Gulf of Mexico is still under stress years after the Deepwater Horizon. The flotilla of boats surrounding the blowout site is gone and oil exploration has resumed. Tourists have returned to pristine beaches. Fishing boats are again working the waters of the Gulf, and the seafood is safe to eat.
So what happened to more than 200 million gallons of leaked oil? And was the use of dispersants a good choice or a bad choice?
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: A Treadmill for Mahi-Mahi
Dr. Martin Grosell is studying how Deepwater Horizon has affected one of the most important fisheries in the Gulf. He put oil-exposed Mahi-Mahi inside a swim tunnel to monitor metabolic rates and swim performance. What he discovered was totally unexpected.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Yes, humans are causing climate change. And we’ve known for 40 years.
Climate change is real, and humans are causing it. Thanks to forty years of satellite data, scientists are certain of those two facts. More than that, though, experts have been clear on the inevitability of climate change—and outspoken about it—for four decades, as a new paper documents.
Photo courtesy of Popular Science.
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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