VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Meet David Murphy: The Next Generation of Scientists
Dr. David Murphy (JHU) describes one of his research projects that simulates how dispersants break up oil, change the structure of the oil plume, and affect where it travels in ocean currents.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Saving Science
Recent polls show that more people than ever before do not trust science or believe scientists. Scientists Sean Powers, John Hildebrand, Kait Frasier, Margaret Leinen, and Tamay Özgökmen share their thoughts on the role science plays in society and their obligation to provide objective information about the impact of humans and how the world works.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Venezuela’s Last Glacier is About to Disappear
The Humboldt Glacier in the Andes has been melting rapidly and will be gone before scientists even got a chance to study it fully.
The first time Carsten Braun visited the Venezuelan Andes was in 2009. He and his wife were climbing Pico Humboldt—the second highest peak in the country—and decided to bring along a GPS in order to measure a small glacier. “That was a total shoestring operation,” he said of the challenging hike to the ice.
Photo courtesy of Jorge Silva, Reuters.
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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Stream Dispatches 1+2 and Short Videos
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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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