VIDEO OF THE WEEK
The Journey of Female Scientists
Female scientists talk about finding success in the (still mostly) male-dominated field of marine biology and the need to get more women involved in science. These role models—including Bianca Prohaska, Ramana Sidhaye, Karen Malone, Kelly Dorgan, Lela Schlenker, and Margaret Leinen—are leading by example.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: My Town Was A War Zone
Wayne Keller, Grand Isle’s Port Director, describes the unsettling events that happened in his small barrier island community just after Deepwater Horizon. Though the disaster occurred in 2010, those first few days are still fresh in his memory.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Why is an ocean current critical to world weather losing steam?
Summer sea ice has been shrinking so dramatically in the Fram Strait, high in the Arctic between Norway and Greenland, that researchers who make this trip annually point out missing patches like memories of departed friends.
Photo Courtesy of Pal Gunnar Ellingsen/Nansen Legacy Project.
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.
The Story of GoMRI
Not long after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) was created. Designed to fund an investigation of the largest offshore oil spill in history, GoMRI quickly became one of the most successful research collaborations in marine science history. Today, as the initiative’s efforts draw to a close, the breadth of research is unprecedented. It’s an amazing story—one that started with a single phone call.
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The Dispatches from the Gulf Documentaries
In the aftermath of Deepwater Horizon, 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. Follow them over 10 years of remarkable research.
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Mensajes del Golfo de México
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