Dispatches E-News: Psychological Impacts, Breaking Down Barriers & Restoration Efforts (04/19/17)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK The Psychological Impact 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 explosion. For generations, these Gulf residents have rebounded quickly from natural disasters. For the first time in their lives, they are…
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Dispatches E-News: Helping the People of the Gulf, “We Are Explorers” & Coal vs. Solar (04/12/17)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Meet Tracie Sempier: Helping the People of the Gulf Tracie Sempier is a coastal storms outreach coordinator. She describes how, after Deepwater Horizon, her focus shifted from helping people handle natural disasters like hurricanes to helping people recover from man-made technological disasters like oil spills. [WATCH HERE] PODCAST OF THE WEEK…
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Dispatches E-News: Coastal Ecosystems, Sharks, Sharks, and More Sharks! & World Water Day (03/29/17)

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. [WATCH HERE]…
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Dispatches E-News: Meet Sarah Muffelman, Disappearing Oysters & Saving Corals from Extinction (03/15/17)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Meet Sarah Muffelman: The Next Generation of Oceanographers Sarah Muffelman (Gulf Coast Research Laboratory) is comparing red snapper captured before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with red snapper captured after to see how their feeding habits have changed. She hopes her research will help better plan for any future disasters and…
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