VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Helga Huntley: “Sidetracked” Into Oceanography
Helga Huntley is a professor at the University of Delaware. Her background is in mathematics, but while in graduate school she got “sidetracked” in oceanography. Her current focus is atmospheric ocean science and the study of currents. She was lured out of the lab by CARTHE’s Lagrangian Submesoscale Experiment (LASER) research cruise.
Dr. Huntley shares her experiences.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Sharks, Sharks, and More Sharks!
Since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Dr. Dean Grubbs and his team of oceanographers have conducted a series of intense 24/7 research cruises in order to generate the biggest survey of deepwater sharks ever in the Gulf of Mexico. The deep-sea species of the Gulf have shown signs of recovery, but there are still issues. And every cruise reveals something new.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Balikpapan Oil Spill: What We Know and Don’t Know
Indonesia is facing its biggest environmental disaster in the past 10 years with the oil spill polluting the Balikpapan Bay in East Kalimantan, affecting the marine ecosystem as well as coastal residents. Here’s what we know and what we don’t about the incident.
The spill, first reported on March 31, stems from a pipeline operated by state-owned oil firm Pertamina in the city of Balikpapan, in East Kalimantan province. A report released April 4 by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry said the slick was spreading out from Balikpapan Bay and into the Strait of Makassar.
Photo courtesy of AFP.
Dispatches from the Gulf 1: Science • Community • Recovery
In the years after Deepwater Horizon – the biggest 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 comprehensively study the impact of Deepwater Horizon and 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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