VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Meet Steve Murawski
Dr. Murawski (USF) is a fisheries biologist and marine ecologist studying the impacts of human activities on the sustainability of ocean ecosystems. His work is helping to inform investments to rebuild the Gulf of Mexico.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Joe Montoya: “We Are Explorers”
Dr. Montoya (Georgia Tech) grew up in a military family where he had the opportunity to travel globally and experience different aquatic environments. His resulting fascination led to a career in oceanography. He was part of the team that conducted the earliest DwH experiments in September 2010.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Why Do Humpback Whales Protect Seals & Other Marine Animals From Hunter Orca Pods?
It’s a little bit like schoolyard justice meets the deep blue sea. The bullies of the ocean, those most notorious and efficient of all hunters, killer whale pods are known to track down everything from whale calves to great white sharks, eat their livers, and tear them to pieces.
Photo courtesy of Caters News Agency.
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.
Host a Screening
Host a Dispatches screening at schools, libraries, universities, science centers, museums, community centers, or environmental organizations — especially around the anniversary of Deepwater Horizon (April 2018). Guest speakers and panelists can be arranged.
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Supporting Dispatches educational materials including leaders’ guides, lesson plans, transcripts, posters, and student resources are available for download.
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Mensajes del Golfo de México
A Spanish subtitled version of Dispatches 1 is available via streaming.
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Access the Archive
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Dispatches is made possible by a generous grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI).
Additional funding provided by the Wallace Genetic Foundation and the Farvue Foundation.
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