VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Close Encounters with Dolphins
Dr. Cynthia Smith (NMMF) and her team are responsible for the medical care and wellbeing of the US Navy’s dolphin population in San Diego. She is applying what she has learned to their wild counterparts in the Gulf, who are struggling with low fertility and failed pregnancies. #NationalDolphinDay
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: The Whales and Dolphins of the Gulf
Dr. Kait Frasier (Scripps) is a pioneer in bioacoustics. She’s part of a research team that is studying how Gulf dolphins and whales are faring since Deepwater Horizon by examining the sounds and calls they make. #NationalDolphinDay
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
These Fishermen-helping Dolphins Have Their Own Culture
Dolphins and fishermen in Laguna, Brazil, fancy the same food: plump, silver fish called mullets. But rather than compete, the two have formed an alliance. #NationalDolphinDay
Photo courtesy of Fábio Daura-Jorge.
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
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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
A Spanish subtitled version of Dispatches 1 is available via streaming.
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