VIDEO OF THE WEEK
It Got Complicated
Professor Will Patterson and Oceanographer Joe Tarnecki from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab use an ROV to measure the impact of oil and dispersants on reef habitats. They’ve been studying the northern Gulf of Mexico for the last decade, so they have an abundance of data from the pre-spill environment.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Meet Louisiana Shrimper David Chauvin
David Chauvin is a fourth generation shrimper. He and his fellow watermen are accustomed to handling the aftermath of natural disasters like hurricanes. The man-made Deepwater Horizon incident presented different kinds of challenges that proved to be difficult to overcome.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Garfield Telephones Keep Washing Ashore in France.
For more than 30 years, pieces of Garfield telephones kept washing ashore on the beaches of northwestern France, and no one quite knew why. Now, the mystery has been solved by an environmental group that discovered the source.
Photo courtesy of Patrick Martin/The Washington Post.
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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Stream Dispatches 1+2 and Short Videos
Digital versions of Dispatches 1+2 are available free of charge to educators, librarians, homeschoolers, and community activists.
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
A Spanish subtitled version of Dispatches 1 is available via streaming.
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