Monthly Archives: December 2013

Video and Podcasts Mud, Microbes, and Mammals – Podcasts Take Listeners on Audio Trips through the Gulf Mud, Microbes, and Mammals – Podcasts

In this digital multimedia age, scientists with the Center for Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems (C-IMAGE) are taking their work to the public via a series of podcasts, bringing their research to life in a way that traditional print media never could. Produced by David Levin and Ari Daniel of Mind Open Media Read More

Video and Podcasts Virtual Reality virtualReality

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

Video and Podcasts A Look at the Little Guys littleGuys

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

Video and Podcasts All Aboard allAboard

The second story lets listeners accompany David Hollander, Steve Murawski, and other C-IMAGE scientists as they board a research vessel for eight days of field work. The team looks for contaminants in sediment samples and in various fish species to assess the food web and get a “big picture” view of the ecosystem after the Read More

Video and Podcasts A Complex Detective Story detective

The first podcast in the series introduces C-IMAGE and its research. Beginning with a vivid description of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, this story covers the many factors that scientists must consider when assessing the impact of oil as it moves through the environment. Listen to Podcast