VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Meet Nancy Rabalais: Focusing on Coastal Ecosystems
Much of the Deepwater Horizon oil that came ashore landed in the Louisiana marshes and beaches. Dr. Nancy Rabalais (LUMCON) and her team are focusing their research on the coastal ecosystems – particularly the blue crab populations and how they are recovering.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Invasion of the Lionfish!
Dr. Will Patterson has a truly amazing story to tell: The invasion of alien predators has reached epic proportions.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Pilot’s Stunning Aerial Desert Picture Wins National Geographic’s 2018 Photo Contest
Flying high above the desert, photographer Jassen Todorov captured breathtaking scale and won grand prize.
It was a hot day in the desert in late May, just outside of Apple Valley, California, and Jassen Todorov knew the searing heat would challenge his small plane—a 1976 Piper Warrior.
Having often flown over California’s Mojave Desert, Todorov was familiar with the general area, including a Volkswagen vehicle storage lot located just outside the Southern California Logistics Airport. It was there Todorov would shoot the grand prize-winning image of the 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest.
Photo courtesy of Jassen Todorov, 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest.
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
Digital versions of Dispatches 1+2 are available free of charge to educators, librarians, homeschoolers, and community activists.
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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Host a Dispatches screening at schools, libraries, universities, science centers, museums, community centers, or environmental organizations — especially around the anniversary of Deepwater Horizon (April 2018). Guest speakers and panelists can be arranged.
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Supporting Dispatches educational materials including leaders’ guides, lesson plans, transcripts, posters, and student resources are available for download.
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Mensajes del Golfo de México
A Spanish subtitled version of Dispatches 1 is available via streaming.
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