VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Innovation: Cheng Li
Cheng Li (Johns Hopkins) examines the fate of oil in oceanic flows and what wave breaking does to oil droplets with and without dispersants. He designed the wave tank used by the DROPPS Consortium.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Ernst Peebles: Growing Up With Oil
Ernst Peebles (USF) 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.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Winners of the 2019 Science Without Borders Challenge
The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is excited to announce the winners of the Science Without Borders Challenge! The Challenge is the Foundation’s annual international competition designed to engage students in ocean conservation through art. This year’s theme was Connected Ocean: No Barriers, No Boundaries, and No Borders, and students were asked to create a piece of artwork that shows how the oceans are connected.
Photo courtesy of Tianyi Jia.
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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