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This site houses a collection of the wide variety of education and education-related materials being developed through funding from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.
Recent Additions to the Site:
Gary Finch Outdoors recently had a chance to visit Ole Miss, where the ECOGIG consortium is continuing it’s ongoing studies on the long term health of the Gulf of Mexico. This particular group is using a yellow submarine to study and map the sea floor.
Scientists from the University of Miami have been visiting our area for the last three weeks studying the movements of ocean currents along the coast in order to observe how they carry oil, fish larvae or toxins in the water. On this particular day, 7th grade science students from Episcopal Day School in Pensacola were Read More
The fourth story follows Cameron Ainsworth and Jason Lenes as they use a computer model of the Gulf of Mexico. Their model is only as good as the data used to populate it, and gathering enough pertinent information is a daunting task. When published data is not readily available, the team must perform original research Read More
In the third podcast, listeners go to the base of the marine food web. Dr. Kendra Daily explains that although they may be microscopic, phytoplankton and zooplankton have a big impact on larger species that we eat. She discusses the phenomenon of “marine snow” – a mixture of dead plankton and oil droplets – that Read More