VIDEO OF THE WEEK
The Impact of Deepwater Horizon on Dolphins
Since Deepwater Horizon, oceanographers Kait Fraiser and John Hildebrand have been studying dolphins in the area. It takes a long time for environmental impacts to work their way up the food chain to top predators like these and other marine mammals. This means long-term, multidiscipline studies are needed to track the changes to the dolphin population.
Fortunately, there is a “village” of collaborative marine researchers making this happen.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Raffaele Montuoro: Oceanic and Atmospheric Modeling
Rafaelle Montuoro (Texas A&M) uses super computers to run complex numerical models of oceanic and atmospheric systems — called coupled models — to see how they interact. Although it’s not quite rocket science it is just about as complicated.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Arctic Circle Burns As Record Heat Broils Northern Europe
An intense heat wave is fueling wildfires across an enormous swath of northern Europe, with at least 11 fires raging within the Arctic Circle.
Sweden is the worst-hit country, with at least 40 fires burning as of July 18. Multiple communities have been evacuated, and thousands of people have been directed to stay indoors with their vents and windows closed to avoid harmful smoke inhalation.
Photo courtesy of Mats Andersson (AFP/Getty).
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 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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