VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Georgina Cox: Reality or Science Fiction?
Georgina Cox has a PhD in Marine Biology and Fisheries. At the University of Miami, she’s researching the cardiovascular function of fish before oil exposure and after oil exposure using cutting edge techniques. Two early influences led Dr. Cox to focus on comparative cardiovascular physiology: a fascination with fish from summers spent on the shores of the North Atlantic and her father’s chronic heart problems.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Steve Murawski: “I’m a Fish Guy”
During an event with The Story Collider: Stories About Science, Dr. Steve Murawski (USF/C-IMAGE) gives a lively and harrowing account of his personal experiences during the Deepwater Horizon disaster. He also shares highlights from his 40-plus year career as a fisheries scientist.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Take Action for World Oceans Day!
The action focus for World Oceans Day 2018 is to prevent plastic pollution and encourage solutions for a healthy ocean. All over the world, people will be taking action through cleanup events, awareness campaigns and more. You can join them and become a part of the solution by making a commitment on social media to stop using single use plastic bags, bottles and straws in honor of World Oceans Day.
Photo courtesy of The Ocean Project.
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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Get Free DVDs
DVDs of Dispatches 1 and Dispatches 2 are available free of charge to educators, librarians, homeschoolers, and community activists.
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Stream the Short Videos and the Documentaries
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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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 or DVD.
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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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