VIDEO OF THE WEEK
The State of the Gulf of Mexico
Almost a decade after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, a major question still lingers: “What exactly is the current state of the Gulf of Mexico?” Here, GoMRI-funded scientists share their assessment of the condition of the beaches, marshes, marine mammals, deepwater corals, and dolphins—and discuss whether the Gulf will return to its original state or adapt to an altered one.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: The Psychological Impacts of an Oil Spill
Watermen, oil field workers, and those dependent upon tourism for their livelihood still struggle with anger and anxiety years after the Deepwater Horizon blowout. For generations, these Gulf residents have rebounded quickly from natural disasters, but were unprepared for how to deal with a man-made disaster.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
The Perils and Pleasures of Bartending in Antarctica
At the South Pole, the freezer is just a hole in the wall to the ice outside.
When Philip Broughton boarded a flight to the South Pole, he didn’t intend to become an Antarctic bartender. Following a terrible day at work, he had decided to get away, and, after a two-year application process, found himself on an American research station in Antarctica, working as a cryogenics and science technician for a year and a day.
Photo Courtesy of the NOAA.
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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