VIDEO OF THE WEEK
It Got Complicated
Professor Will Patterson and Oceanographer Joe Tarnecki – both of Dauphin Island Sea Lab – use an ROV (remotely operated vehicle) 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. They revisited the same sites to collect post-oil spill data and discover that the population of the reef fish has dramatically decreased.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Kendra Daly: From Ixtoc to Deepwater Horizon
Oceanographer Kendra Daly tells the riveting tale of barely surviving an emergency research cruise that responded to the Ixtoc blowout in 1979. Violent storms, toxic fumes, and oil fires plagued the trip. Dr. Daly swore she’d never return to the Gulf of Mexico and would certainly never respond to another spill. And then Deepwater Horizon happened, and she had to go back.
This episode was recorded during a live event hosted by The Story Collider: Stories About Science.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
The Best National Park in Every State
As you prepare for summer vacation, check out this list of the best National Park in every state. Whether you’re staying local or traveling far, there is an amazing place to visit — from golden sand dunes to hardwood forests, from historic sites and iconic monuments to the winding trails that crisscross the US.
Photo courtesy of Maddie Meyer (Assateague Island National Seashore).
Watch the Sizzle for Dispatches – 2
A sequel to the Emmy Award-winning documentary, “Dispatches From The Gulf – 2” shares remarkable stories about the global team of scientists who continue to study the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill — the largest in U.S. history. Their unprecedented mission to comprehensively research its environmental impacts and find new ways to ease the devastation of future oil spills has lead to surprising discoveries. Click here to watch.
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Dispatches From The Gulf: Science, Community, and Recovery in the Aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill is the 14th episode in the Journey To Planet Earth TV series. DVDs are available free of charge to educators, librarians, homeschoolers, and community activists. Click here to fill out a request.
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