Dispatches E-News: Sidetracked, More Sharks & Balikpapan (04/11/18)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Helga Huntley: “Sidetracked” Into Oceanography Helga Huntley is a professor at the University of Delaware. Her background is in mathematics, but while in graduate school she got “sidetracked” in oceanography. Her current focus is atmospheric ocean science and the study of currents. She was lured out of the lab by CARTHE’s…
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Dispatches E-News: Valdez, Craft & Fauna (04/04/18)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Lessons From The Past: The 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill In 1989, 11 million gallons of crude leaked from the Exxon Valdez oil tanker into Prince William Sound in Alaska, devastating everything in its path and causing fishery collapses in the years that followed. Based on historical evidence such as this,…
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Dispatches E-News: The Next Generation, Disappearing Oysters & Dumbo Octopuses (03/28/18)

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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Dispatches E-News: Encouragement for Future Scientists, Saving the Wetlands & Grad Student Shelby Ziegler (03/22/18)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Encouraging Women in Science Professor Samantha “Mandy” Joye (University of Georgia) shares how her personal journey to becoming a scientist—from a childhood passion for the ocean to the decision to forgo medical school for a Ph.D. program despite the absence of female faculty—has inspired her to encourage young women in the…
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Dispatches E-News: Join Us at the DC Environmental Film Festival, Beam Me Up Scottie & War in the Gulf (03/07/18)

Join Us at the DC Environmental Film Festival The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative invites you and a guest to the world premiere screening of “Dispatches from the Gulf 2” at the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Tuesday, March 20, 2018 7:00 pm – Screening Followed by a Panel Discussion with esteemed scientists…
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