VIDEO OF THE WEEK
What’s Great About This Job!
“Dreams can come true.” Scientists discuss the daily joys of working in the specific concentrations they love and how their wonderment keeps them motivated.
Featuring Mandy Joye (University of Georgia), Chris Reddy (WHOI), Cynthia Smith (NMMF), Elaine Allen (NMMF), Joseph Katz (Johns Hopkins), Cheng Li (Johns Hopkins), Amy Wallace (University of South Florida), Steve Murawski (University of South Florida), Dean Grubbs (Florida State University).
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Ernst Peebles: Growing Up With Oil
Dr. Ernst Peebles (University of South Florida) remembers his brother’s teeth turning black from working in a Louisiana oil refinery. Through this and other stories, Peebles illustrates his personal connection to the health of the Gulf of Mexico. Hear more of his accounts of growing up surrounded by petroleum production.
This episode was recorded during a live event hosted by The Story Collider: Stories About Science.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Interactive Story Map to Learn Where Deepwater Horizon Oil Went
The Smithsonian’s Ocean Portal published an interactive tool featuring maps and graphics showing where Deepwater Horizon oil traveled. The story map also includes locations for where responders applied chemical dispersants on the Gulf’s surface and other sources where oil enters the Gulf, such as offshore oil and gas platforms and natural seeps.
Try out the story map “Where Did the Oil Go in the Gulf of Mexico?“.
Photo courtesy of NASA.
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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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 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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