VIDEO OF THE WEEK
The Dolphins of Barataria Bay (Part 1)
Despite being hit hard by Deepwater Horizon, Barataria Bay’s waters teem with hundreds of species of marine animals. It’s also the permanent home for 1,300 bottlenose dolphins. Unfortunately, they are still suffering from the oil spill. Scientists are trying to understand the full impact — and their journey starts thousands of miles away…
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: From Ixtoc to Deepwater Horizon
Oceanographer Kendra Daly barely survived 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. And then Deepwater Horizon happened…
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Only You Know If We Did It
The first of Iceland’s 400 glaciers to be lost to the climate crisis will be remembered with a memorial plaque – and a somber warning for the future – to be unveiled by scientists and local people next month.
“In the next 200 years, all our glaciers are expected to follow the same path,” the plaque reads, in Icelandic and English. “This monument is to acknowledge that we know what is happening and what needs to be done. Only you know if we did it.”
Photo courtesy of Rice University.
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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