VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Meet David Hollander: Coring for Mud
Dr. David Hollander conducts experiments that remove sediment cores from the ocean basin and examines them for Macondo oil contamination spewed from the DwH site.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Isabel Romero: One Hundred Years of Solitude
The novel One Hundred Years of Solitude follows an unbreakable cycle of misfortune in a town called Macondo. Dr. Isabel Romero compares those fictitious calamities to the very real ones caused by oil spills in Colombia, the Gulf of Mexico, and beyond.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
The Atlantic Ocean is Running Out of Breath
The Atlantic, like many ocean basins in the world, is losing the oxygen that is vital to life. The cause is climate change; the oceans have absorbed 90% of the world’s global warming. A huge international research program has been launched to assess the health of the Atlantic. The iAtlantic Project involves more than 30 partners, funded by the EU, and is being coordinated by Edinburgh University.
Photo courtesy of Laurence De Clippele, University of Edinburgh.
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.
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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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