VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Good Science Comes with Good Failures
Scientists acknowledge the importance of failure and how much is to be learned from it. Their message to young scientists is “it is okay to fail.” Featuring TAMU professors Raffaele Montuoro, Piers Chapman, and Steve DiMarco.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Kelly Dorgan: Animals in the Sediment
Dr. Kelly Dorgan is a senior marine scientist at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. She and her team are studying the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the animals – like clams and worms – that live in the sediments of Louisiana’s Chandeleur Islands. These “muck-dwellers” are crucial to the ecosystem. They regenerate nutrients that create healthy sea grasses and marshes, while also serving as food for fish populations.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Lone Narwhal Adopted by a Pod of Beluga Whales
It’s hard to find your place when you’re the new kid in town — especially when you’re the only kid with a tusk the size of a baguette jutting out of the center of your forehead.
That didn’t stop one young, orphaned male narwhal from making fast friends with a gang of 10 male beluga whales in eastern Canada. For three years in a row, the gray-speckled narwhal has been spotted cavorting with the same band of snow-white belugas in the St. Lawrence River.
Photo courtesy of GREMM.
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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