VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Invasion of the Lionfish
Lionfish are an invasive species that have been plaguing the northern Gulf since 2010. Will Patterson of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is studying reef fish communities and the dramatic effect these non-natives are having.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Oceanic and Atmospheric Modeling
Rafaelle Montuoro (TAMU) 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
Droves of Blacktip Sharks Are Summering in Long Island for the First Time
Sharks making their annual northward migration from Florida have a new summer vacation destination: Long Island.
Blacktip sharks spend much of the year in Florida before heading north to cooler waters. In the past, the Carolinas were the sharks’ destination of choice. But not anymore. Because of climate change, the waters off North and South Carolina are no longer cool enough in the summer.
Photo courtesy of Steve Kajiura, Florida Atlantic University.
Science Continually Evolves
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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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