VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Chris Reddy: A Career Spent Studying Oil Spills
Chris Reddy, senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, focuses his research on the never-ending war between nature and oil. Sunlight in particular has had surprising effects on residual Macondo oil.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Marine Snow – Underwater Blizzards
Marine snow is made up of particles of tiny algae, plants, feces, and pieces of dead animals. These particles get colonized by organisms and become the food web that is transported to the deep ocean. Biological oceanographer Uta Passow’s research focuses on how oil affects marine snow and how marine snow affects oil.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Seven Trailblazing Women in Science
A 2014 YouGov survey of almost 3,000 people, conducted on behalf of UK grassroots group ScienceGrrl, found that only 47% of those asked could name a famous woman scientist.
Many identified Marie Curie. Others simply named a male scientist. Tuesday 7 November marks the 150th anniversary of Curie’s birth.
More than a century seems long enough for her to have carried the burden of being the most famous woman in science – so read on to learn more about other trailblazing women who have changed the world.
Photo courtesy of NASA.
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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Dispatches short videos featuring human interest stories and exploring cutting-edge scientific case studies about the Gulf of Mexico are available on YouTube.
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Mensajes del Golfo de México
A Spanish subtitled version of Dispatches 1 is available via streaming.
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