VIDEO OF THE WEEK
The Dolphins of Barataria Bay (Part 2)
A team of veterinarians, biologists, and wildlife epidemiologists participated in a 10-day mission to evaluate the health of Barataria Bay’s bottlenose dolphins. Their goal was to discover any chronic health issues linked to oil exposure.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Tracey Sutton: Fauna of the Ocean Deep
We often think of our planet as well studied and well understood. But even researchers at the cutting edge of the field, like Dr. Tracey Sutton, have to admit that we know very little about the deep ocean.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Mesobot Dives into the Twilight Zone for the First Time
The newly developed deep-sea robot, Mesobot, dove in the open ocean for the first time last week during a successful test and evaluation cruise in Monterey Bay. It is designed to let scientists observe the twilight zone by autonomously tracking individual animals for hours, or even days, without disturbing the environment or disrupting their behavior.
Photo courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
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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