VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Holy Cow Moments
Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Dr. Mandy Joye made numerous dives to the floor of the Gulf. Each trip was filled with wonderment as she witnessed an underwater world teeming with amazing life. Since then, the “holy cow” moments have been replaced by disheartening ones as she observes oil crippling sea life.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Piers Chapman: Seeps and Spills
Dr. Piers Chapman has been studying oil spills for decades and has taken what may be considered a controversial viewpoint about oil spills in the wake of Deepwater Horizon: While he agrees that keeping oil off of beaches and out of marshes is an important part of spill response, he thinks that the best solution for oil in the open ocean is to leave it alone and do nothing.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Why Tiny Belize is a World Leader in Protecting the Ocean
Fish stocks are stable and reef health improving, in part thanks to Belize’s substantial ‘no-take’ zones. The program is just part of a groundbreaking approach to ocean protection that has won the tiny country in Central America a reputation as a world leader.
Photo courtesy of Tony Rath.
Science Continually Evolves
Science continually evolves. To see the latest research updates on topics in this newsletter, please visit the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative web site.
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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