Category Archives: Video and Podcasts

GoMRI ScientistsVideo and Podcasts C-IMAGE Releases Aerial Video of OneGulf Expedition 3771

Researchers from the Center for Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems (C-IMAGE, a GoMRI funded center) studied fish and seafloor sediments across the southern, western and northern Gulf of Mexico. Their goals were to understand the lasting impacts of oil spills and to develop baseline levels in Gulf waters. This aerial footage shows a Read More

GoMRI ScientistsResearch StoriesVideo and Podcasts GoMRI RFP-V: Impact of Deepwater Horizon oil spill on behaviors of fishers in Gulf of Mexico (Saul) 3761

The Avoiding Surprises: understanding the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the decision making behaviors of fishers and how this affects the assessment and management of commercially important fish species in the Gulf of Mexico using an agent-base project is lead by Steven Saul, Arizona State University. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill disrupted Read More

GoMRI ScientistsVideo and Podcasts GoMRI RFP-V: Unraveling the Biotic and Abiotic Chemical Evolution of Macondo Oil (Rodgers) 3797

The The State-of-the-Art Unraveling of the Biotic and Abiotic Chemical Evolution of Macondo Oil: 2010-2018 project is lead by Ryan P. Rodgers, Florida State University. Once released into the environment, petroleum undergoes physical processes that modify its native composition (water washing and evaporative losses) and chemical processes (largely oxidative, i.e. photo-oxidation and biodegradation) that we Read More

GoMRI ScientistsVideo and Podcasts GoMRI RFP-V: Reproductive Failure in Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Recovery of Cetaceans (Smith) 3790

Concern about how the Deepwater Horizon oil spill may continue to negatively affect wild bottlenose dolphins living in the spill’s footprint remains high. Researchers supporting the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) studied live and stranded dolphins in the heavily affected area of Louisiana’s Barataria Bay and reported that exposed dolphins exhibited increased lung disease, adrenal Read More

GoMRI ScientistsOutreachVideo and Podcasts DEEPEND’s Tamara Frank Discusses Research and Struggles Entering Marine Biology Field 3787

Frank works with the consortium’s crustacean team studying creatures such as crabs, lobsters, shrimp, and krill. She speaks about her research and shares why getting a job as an aspiring female scientist was very challenging.

GoMRI ScientistsOutreachVideo and Podcasts Watch: DROPPS Researcher Delivers Televised Talk on Oil Degradation 3783

In April 20, 2010, the Gulf of Mexico had its greatest mishap in record time with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, wherein an estimated 1,000 barrels of oil (peaking at more 60,000 barrels) per day were released into the Gulf for 87 days, for a total of 3.19 million barrels for the entire duration. The Read More

Video and Podcasts Dispatches from the Gulf: Sizzle/Tease Trailer YouTube Channel

It happened on April 20, 2010 – 41 miles off the coast of Louisiana. The Deepwater Horizon oil-drilling rig exploded. Tragically – the blowout killed 11 – and changed the lives of millions living near the Gulf coast – as well as hundreds of scientists who responded to the crisis. To discover what happened – Read More

Video and Podcasts Close Encounters with a Sperm Whale (Dispatches from the Gulf) Whale Encounter

  Professor Scott Socolofsky at Texas A&M University witnesses an unexpected visitor of the cetacean kind while conducting deep-sea research in the Gulf of Mexico. The creators of award-winning environmental series Journey to Planet Earth (hosted by Matt Damon) present Dispatches from the Gulf – an upcoming documentary film and educational outreach initiative highlighting exclusive Read More

Video and Podcasts Meet Tracie Sempier: Helping the People of the Gulf Tracie Sempier

Tracie Sempier, Ph.D (Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium) is a coastal storms outreach coordinator. She describes how after the Deepwater Horizon Event her work shifted from helping people prepare for and recover from natural disasters – like hurricanes – to helping people recover from man-made, technological disasters – like oil spills. The creators of award-winning environmental Read More

GoMRI ScientistsVideo and Podcasts Exquisite Mud: A History Book of the Gulf of Mexico (Dispatches from the Gulf) Dispatches_Logo

A team of researchers from the University of South Florida uses a multi-corer to obtain deep sediment cores from the Gulf of Mexico. Back in the lab, they analyze the layers of sediment and build a history of the Gulf, with Deepwater Horizon being the latest chapter. Featuring oceanographers David Hollander, Isabel Romero, and Patrick Read More

Video and Podcasts What’s At Stake? (Dispatches from the Gulf) Dispatches_Logo

The Gulf of Mexico’s coastal wetlands and marshes are home to thousands of species of plants and animals – and its beaches help support a hundred billion-dollar tourist industry. It’s also a place whose waters provide 40% of the commercial seafood caught in the lower 48 States. After 87 days of oil spewing into the Read More

GoMRI ScientistsVideo and Podcasts The CSI Effect: Using Forensics to Study Oil Spills (Dispatches from the Gulf) Dispatches_Logo

Coupling the “crime scene” forensic idea with the idiom of geology creates the following premise: “the present is the key to the past, but the past provides a window into the future.” Researchers are using chemical forensics to predict how the Deepwater Horizon Event will transpire over the decades to come. Featuring David Hollander (University Read More

Video and Podcasts Invasion of the Lionfish ‪(Dispatches from the Gulf)‬ Dispatches_Logo

Will Patterson at Dauphin Island Sea Lab studies reef fish communities and the dramatic effect the non-native lionfish are having on native fish populations. The creators of award-winning environmental series Journey to Planet Earth (hosted by Matt Damon) present Dispatches from the Gulf – an upcoming documentary film and educational outreach initiative highlighting exclusive scientific Read More

Student ActivitiesTeachers and StudentsVideo and Podcasts Dispatches From the Gulf – 50 Short Videos Dispatches From the Gulf

“Dispatches from the Gulf” is a multi-media initiative that investigates the environmental health of the Gulf of Mexico six years after the Deepwater Horizon blowout on April 20, 2010. That’s when the world’s ninth largest body of water became a place where thousands of communities and millions of citizens were put in jeopardy by a Read More

Video and Podcasts Watermen of the Gulf ‪(Dispatches from the Gulf)‬ Dispatches_Logo

Fisherfolk share their feelings about working and living along the Gulf of Mexico. The creators of award-winning environmental series Journey to Planet Earth (hosted by Matt Damon) present Dispatches from the Gulf – an upcoming documentary film and educational outreach initiative highlighting exclusive scientific discoveries in health, ecosystems, innovation and recovery in the post-oil spill Read More

GoMRI ScientistsVideo and Podcasts Meet Nancy Rabalais: Focusing on Coastal Ecosystems Dispatches_Logo

Professor Nancy Rabalais (LUMCON) and her team focus their research on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on coastal ecosystems – particularly the Louisiana wetlands and marshes. The creators of award-winning environmental series Journey to Planet Earth (hosted by Matt Damon) present Dispatches from the Gulf – an upcoming documentary film and educational Read More

Video and Podcasts It Was Just A Scary, Scary Time (Dispatches from the Gulf) Dispatches_Logo

Louisiana waterman David Chauvin describes how the shrimping community in the Gulf is used to dealing with and recovering from natural disasters like hurricanes, but the man-made disaster that was Deepwater Horizon has left them unsure of how to move forward. The unknown duration and depth of the oil spill’s impact has instilled fear among Read More

Research StoriesVideo and Podcasts GoMRI RFP-V: Horse fly populations & food web dynamics as stress indicators on coastal marsh (Foil) 3368

Claudia Husseneder gives an overview of the project at the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference January 2016 A Study of horse fly (Tabanidae) populations and their food web dynamics as indicators of the effects of environmental stress on coastal marsh health project is lead by P.I. Lane Foil, Louisiana State University Read More

Research StoriesVideo and Podcasts The Mud and Blood Cruise – The Whole Story (Dispatches from the Gulf) Dispatches_Logo

The Weatherbird embarks on a two-week research cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. Its mission is to collect and analyze fish and soil samples near the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Dave Hollander and Steve Murawski from the University of South Florida lead the team of oceanographers. The research is divided into two Read More

Video and Podcasts Dispatches from the Gulf: The Story in Sixty Seconds Dispatches_Logo

The creators of award-winning environmental series Journey to Planet Earth (hosted by Matt Damon) present Dispatches from the Gulf – an upcoming documentary film and educational outreach initiative highlighting exclusive scientific discoveries in health, ecosystems, innovation and recovery in the post-oil spill Gulf of Mexico. Published on Jun 22, 2016 Six years after the Deepwater Read More

Video and Podcasts Where Did the Oil Go? (Dispatches from the Gulf) Dispatches_Logo

To the causal observer, it’s hard to believe that the Gulf of Mexico is still under stress six years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The flotilla of boats surrounding the BP blowout site is gone – and oil exploration has resumed in the Gulf. Tourists have returned to pristine beaches. Commercial and recreational fishing Read More

GoMRI ScientistsVideo and Podcasts It Got Complicated (Dispatches from the Gulf) Dispatches_Logo

Professor Will Patterson and Oceanographer Joe Tarnecki – both with Dauphin Island Sea Lab – use an ROV (remotely operated vehicle) to measure the impact of oil and dispersants on reef habitats. They’ve been studying the northern Gulf of Mexico for the last decade, so they have an abundance of data from the pre-spill environment. Read More

Publication HighlightsVideo and Podcasts Study Uses ROV Imaging System to Measure Gas Bubble Size, Velocity, and Diffusion 3194

Scientists used stereoscopic high-speed, high-resolution cameras mounted on remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to make fine-scale imaging and chemistry measurements inside and around gas bubbles rising from two natural Gulf of Mexico seeps. They found that median bubble sizes were 3 – 4.5 millimeters and that a clathrate hydrate shell formed around bubbles at 1.3 meters Read More

Video and Podcasts Holy Cow Moments (Dispatches from the Gulf) 3186

Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Professor Mandy Joye made numerous dives to the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. Each trip was filled with wonderment and “holy cow” moments as she witnessed an underwater world teeming with amazing life. Since 2010, she has made 17 dives and the happy “holy cow” moments have been Read More

Video and Podcasts Here’s What Happens to Fish When There’s an Oil Spill RECOVER

The video briefly describes how oil exposure can affect a fish’s heart, senses, and swimming ability and what that could mean for its survival. Visit RECOVER’s Social Media pages…. Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science University of Miami Experimental Fish Hatchery University of Texas Marine Science Read More

Video and Podcasts Hey Kids! Did you know some fish can light up!! 2867

How do they do that? Watch Squirt’s video to find out how and why certain ocean dwellers produce their own light – called bioluminescence.  They use this ability of counterillumination to hide from predators. Want to know more?…  Visit our Kids Blog Video Credits: DEEPEND Consortium

Research StoriesVideo and Podcasts Ten Outstanding Education Products Six Years After Deepwater Horizon 2912_sm

Communicating oil spill research is essential to improve society’s understanding about spills and their ability to respond to and mitigate them. The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) has been funding spill-related research since 2010. Here are ten outstanding education products and resources that GoMRI and its science community have developed to share what they Read More

Video and Podcasts CONORDE Animation Describes Drifter Paths CONCORDE

The short clip tracks the paths of drifters released from the Mobile Bay area during the CONCORDE’s Spring Research Campaign. See below for video to learn more about the drifter deployment. This animation was created by Jeff Coogan who works with CONCORDE investigator Dr. Brian Dzwonkowski at Dauphin Island Sea Lab.  

Research StoriesVideo and Podcasts Sneak Peek Screening of Dispatches from the Gulf video_announcement

Six Years After the Largest Oil Spill in U.S. History A New Film By Marilyn & Hal Weiner. Narrated By Matt Damon. April 20, 2016 @ 2 pm & 7 pm EDT Tune to our Live Stream channel to watch: https://www.youtube.com/c/ScreenscopeJ2PE/live _________________________________________________________________________________ Dispatches From The Gulf investigates the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Featuring Read More

Lesson PlansLinksVideo and Podcasts DISPATCHES FROM THE GULF DOCUMENTARY 2726_dispatches-flyer

Screenscope, Inc. has completed production of the Dispatches from the Gulf documentary film, which features scientists working to better understand the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Dispatches from the Gulf is the newest episode in the Journey to Planet Earth series and is narrated by Matt Damon. Screenings location and dates of the Read More

Video and Podcasts Screenscope Releases Trailer for “Dispatches from the Gulf” Dispatches From The Gulf (Credit: Screenscope)

The event initiated an unprecedented response effort and mobilized the largest, coordinated scientific research endeavor around an ocean-related event in history; the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI). The Screenscope film production company is developing “Dispatches from the Gulf” to help tell the story about the scientists involved and their research to improve society’s ability Read More

Video and Podcasts Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Impact on Fish Populations Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Impact on Fish Populations

Amy Wallace, a PhD student at the University of South Florida working with the Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems (C-IMAGE), examines the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill impact on Fish Populations by examining fish allantois, odiliths (ear stones), and eye lenses. She recently published a paper “Stable Isotopes in Fish Eye Read More

GoMRI ScientistsVideo and Podcasts What inspired these people to become scientists? Why Science

What inspired these people to become scientists? Everyone has a different path. What led to your interest in science? Share you thoughts at: “Dispatches from the Gulf” is a new Journey to Planet Earth episode showing how scientists confront the challenges of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The documentary also investigates the impact of the Read More

Video and Podcasts Cheng Li Studies Oil Breakup using a Wave Tank Cheng Li Studies Oil Breakup using a Wave Tank

Cheng Li studies oil breakup using a wave tank.  He is a PhD student at Johns Hopkins University. Part of his studies includes examining the fate of oil in oceanic flows and what wave breaking does to oil droplets with and without dispersants. Cheng designed the wave tank used at Johns Hopkins for DROPPS research. Read More

GoMRI ScientistsVideo and Podcasts Meet Steve Murawski Meet Steve Murawski

Meet Steve Murawski, researcher with C-IMAGE and the University of South Florida, uses longline fishing to sample fish communities and track their recovery post-Deepwater Horizon event. “Dispatches from the Gulf” is a new Journey to Planet Earth episode showing how scientists confront the challenges of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The documentary also investigates the Read More

Video and Podcasts Fish treadmills test swim performance! RECOVER

  RECOVER Releases Final Video in UTMSI Series Watch the clip to hear scientist Jacob Johansen describe how he uses “fish treadmills” to analyze how oil exposure can affect red drum’s swim performance.  

Video and Podcasts RECOVER Releases Episodes 2 and 3 of UMTSI Series video_icon

Two new installments in the series of short videos describing consortium research at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute are now available online. Watch the two videos shown below 1.) “Gone Fishing: Catching Red Drum for Science” to see how researchers catch red drum for breeding and 2.) “Fish Tattoos” to learn more about Read More

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG-2 Features Animated Short for #FilmFridays

Our seafloors are alive! seastars, octopus, fish and many other ocean animals swim, crawl and thrive among vibrant… Posted by Oceana on Thursday, February 18, 2016

Video and Podcasts RECOVER Clip Discusses Importance of Location to Oil Spill Research RECOVER

Relationships of Effects of Cardiac Outcomes in fish for Validation of Ecological Risk (RECOVER) scientist Andrew Esbaugh explains why the area surrounding Corpus Christi and Port Aransas, TX, is ideal to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Video and Podcasts DEEPEND Releases Deep Sea Amphipod Video

The short video depicts a small crustacean called an amphipod, which uses large claws to not only eat its prey but also use their resources to build a gelatinous home around itself. You can watch the video and read a bit more about amphipods here. Deep sea amphipod!Here we have a video of a deep sea Read More

Video and Podcasts C-IMAGE Releases Two New Podcast Episodes podcast

The Loop: Stories from the Gulf is Mind Open Media’s podcast focusing on the Gulf’s mud, microbes, and mammals post-Deepwater Horizon. Episodes 7 and 8, which focus on the Gulf’s big blowouts and C-IMAGE’s Ixtoc-I expedition respectively, can be heard here.

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG Researcher Discusses California Gas Leak on Public Radio Podcast podcast

Jeff Chanton recently appeared on Minnesota Public Radio’s Climate Cast podcast to talk about the ongoing Aliso Canyon methane gas leak and why methane is so destructive. You can listen to the full interview here under the heading “Climate Cast; Methane leak causes state of emergency in California.” Link to ECOGIG’s website for more information….

Video and Podcasts DEEPEND Video Explores Deep Sea Pressure sea-pressure_2069

  This short clip, “The Pressure’s On!”, by the Oceanscape Network uses a deep-water experiment involving SCUBA divers and chicken eggs to explain the mechanisms and potential danger of underwater pressure.   Check out the clip below to learn more! Narrated by Marsh Myers…

Video and Podcasts WUSF Hosts Radio Interview with C-IMAGE Researchers C-IMAGE interview_2063

 WUSF’s Steve Newborn talks with two scientists who are involved in the study, Dana Wetzel of Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota and Ben Prueitt of the C-IMAGE research consortium. The study could have lasting impacts on our knowledge of how oil and dispersants used during the BP spill affects life in the Gulf of Mexico. Click on Read More

Video and Podcasts DEEPEND Discusses Light, Water, and Color in New Video light_water_color_2046

This video clip by Oceanscape Network depicts how water can affect the color of light and how deep sea animals use this for camouflage. Students created underwater creatures out of colored paper and determine which colors offer the best camouflage. Oceanscape Network Color and the Deep Blue Sea http://oceanscape.aquarium.org/ Credits: DEEPEND

Video and Podcasts DEEPEND Slideshow Depicts Life Aboard a Research Vessel DEEPEND

This kid-friendly slideshow uses photos and helpful captions to explain the researchers’ routines aboard ship and how they operate various equipment to collect and analyze samples.  For more videos like DEEPEND Slideshow Depicts Life Aboard a Research Vessel… Click Here…  

Video and Podcasts Dolphins Pod in the Gulf of Mexico dolphin844

A pod of dolphins (and a few sharks!) visited the R/V Endeavor during a research cruise in the Gulf of Mexico – they spent several hours hanging around the ship. Some of the researchers on board put a GoPro camera in the water to capture these beautiful animals swimming near the ship. Video processing by Read More

Video and Podcasts Navigating Shifting Sands: Oil on our beaches Oil Spill Science Seminar: Oil on our beaches

A seminar series by Sea Grant in the Gulf of Mexico, Navigating Shifting Sands: Oil on our beaches, was held on August 5, 2015 in Pensacola, FL. Scientists shared their work to answer lingering questions about oil that washed up on Alabama and Florida beaches during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More than 85 participants Read More

Video and Podcasts Video Presentations Available from the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference Sunset in the Gulf off the coast of Alabama. (Photo credit: Oceana/Carlos Suarez)

Click here to watch the conference presentations about research that helps answer “what have we learned, what does it mean, and how can it be used?”  (Photo Credit: Oceans/Carlos Suarez) This year’s event was especially significant as the Principal Investigators ofeight GoMRI consortia presented highlights during the opening plenary from their groups’ three-year research efforts. Read More

Teachers and StudentsVideo and Podcasts High School Teacher Holds Class on the Beach High School Teacher Holds Class at the Beach

What could be better than having class on the beach and conducting actual research to boot? See how Shawn Walker, a marine science teacher at West Florida High School, transforms his students into scientists. A CPALMS perspective Video.

Video and Podcasts Award Winning Video Teaches Drone Technology for Oil Spill Research Drones used in oil spill reseearch

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative congratulates the CARTHE research team for their first place award-winning video that teaches Drone Technology for Oil Spill Research. Over 37,000 middle school students across twenty-one countries selected the winning ocean science research videos after a two-month evaluation of the top entries that best explained scientific results and significance. Read More

Video and Podcasts How Crude Oil is Formed and How it Behaves in the Environment How Crude Oil is Formed and How it Behaves in the Environment

Chris Reddy, an oil scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and research for DEEP-C, explains how crude oil is formed and how it behaves in the environment. A CPALMS perspective Video by Chris Reddy

Video and Podcasts Using Oil Fingerprints to explain the Origins of Spilled Oil Using oil fingerprints to explain the origins of spilled oil

Humans aren’t the only ones who get their fingerprints taken. Learn how this scientist is like a crime scene investigator using oil fingerprints to explain the origins of spilled oil. A CPALMS perspective Video by Chris Reddy.

Video and Podcasts Don’t cry over spilled oil. Take action instead! Don

Learn how scientists are studying what happens to spilled oil and over time how it affects the environment. A CPALMS perspective video by Catherine Carmichael.

Teachers and StudentsVideo and Podcasts High School Students Work Alongside Woods Hole Experts High School Students Work Alongside Woods Hole Experts

Watch how these high school students work alongside Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution experts conducting oil spill science. A CPALMS perspective Video by Catherine Carmichael.

GoMRI ScientistsResearch StoriesVideo and Podcasts Tracking Marine Mammal Recovery after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill LADC-GEMM

LADC-GEMM studies acoustic signals in spill vicinityDid whale and dolphin populations change after the oil spill? Prior monitoring indicated that large numbers of these deep-diving marine mammals were living near the Deepwater Horizon site. The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative recently awarded the LADC-GEMM consortium a grant to study endangered sperm whales, beaked whales, and Read More

GoMRI ScientistsVideo and Podcasts Perspectives from the GoMRI Research Board Perspectives of GoMRI Research Board

BP put in place $500 million for research shortly after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to understand the impacts from this incident and improve response to future events. But it would take much more than money to establish an independent research program that fulfills the highest scientific standards and meets the needs of various stakeholders. Read More

Video and Podcasts CWC Movie

The Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC) came together in early 2012 to assess the chemical evolution, biological degradation, and environmental stresses of petroleum and dispersant within Gulf of Mexico coastal and shelf ecosystems. CWC research and education and outreach programs are funded for 3 years by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative. The Gulf of Mexico Read More

Video and Podcasts P/N Filtration

Student Drake Lee-Patterson describes why she values her experience at sea, on a Cruise studying zooplankton, aboard the R/V Endeavor, Gulf of Mexico, June 2013.

Video and Podcasts Lamont Oceanographic Biochemical Observer (LOBO)

Nigel D’Souza explains the use of a Lamont Oceanographic Biochemical Observer (LOBO), aboard the R/V Endeavor, Gulf of Mexico, June 2013.

Video and Podcasts Safety First!

Leigha Peterson demonstrates deployment of the Safety Suit, in the library aboard the R/V Endeavor, Gulf of Mexico, June 2013.

Video and Podcasts N and C fixation in phytoplankton

Sarah Weber explains the methods used for measuring Nitrogen and carbon fixation in phytoplankton, aboard the R/V Endeavor, Gulf of Mexico, June 2013.

Video and Podcasts Sediment Traps

Corey Padilla illustrates the deployment & retrieval of Sediment Traps to measure Nitrogen Isotopes, aboard the R/V Endeavor, Gulf of Mexico, June 2013.

Video and Podcasts Sampling the Water Column

Leigha Peterson illustrates the apparatus for sampling the water column in the Gulf of Mexico, aboard the R/V Endeavor, June 2013.

Video and Podcasts Eagle Ray Night Launch

This video shows a successful night launch of the Eagle Ray AUV from the RV Pelican at GC600, one of ECOGIGs main study sites. A GoPro camera was mounted on a 20’ aluminum pole and held over the side of the RV Pelican, resulting in some of the jitter in the video.

Video and Podcasts Eagle Ray AUV — What It Is and How It Works

The Eagle Ray AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle) is used by ECOGIG scientists to map the seafloor and get visuals so they can better target their sample collecting for study. NIUST (National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology) provides the submersible. This is a Finch Productions, LLC video.

Video and Podcasts Operating Multicorer

An underwater video from the Schmidt Ocean Institute research vessel Falkor showing the multicorer triggering and collecting mud samples from the sea floor on Nov. 20, 2012. This was a shallow water deployment to test the multicorer trigger mechanism. Video credit: Schmidt Ocean Institute marine technician Leighton Rolley.

Teachers and StudentsVideo and Podcasts LBL Beacon Recovery

Middle School Student Anja Diercks helps recover the acoustic LBL (Long Base Line) beacon she had released from the ocean floor using an acoustic telemetry system minutes before. The Gulf of Mexico had a surprise for her too.

Teachers and StudentsVideo and Podcasts LBL Beacon Recovery Release

Middle School Student Anja Diercks learns about acoustic release operation to recover a Long Base Line (LBL) acoustic beacon after a successful AUV dive. These LBL beacons are necessary in aiding the Inertial Navigation System of the AUV while on survey on the ocean floor, sometimes at depths of 1600 m or more.

Video and Podcasts Lamont Oceanographic Biochemical Observer (LOBO)

Nigel D’Souza explains the use of a Lamont Oceanographic Biochemical Observer (LOBO), aboard the R/V Endeavor, Gulf of Mexico, June 2013.

Video and Podcasts Sediment Traps

Corey Padilla illustrates the deployment & retrieval of Sediment Traps to measure Nitrogen Isotopes, aboard the R/V Endeavor, Gulf of Mexico, June 2013.

GoMRI ScientistsVideo and Podcasts What Does ECOGIG Do?

Scientists aboard the research vessels R/V Endeavor and E/V Nautilus briefly describe the nature of the work of ECOGIG in this Finch Productions, LLC video.

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG Coordinated Research Cruises

In July, 2013, the ECOGIG consortium coordinated two research cruises in the Gulf of Mexico. The chief scientists of those cruises, Joe Montoya and Erik Cordes, talk about the value of their coordinated work, with images of deepsea creatures and equipment shown. This is a Finch Productions, LLC video.

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG RV Atlantis /ALVIN Cruise March 30-April 23, 2014

Researchers describe the crucial importance of ALVIN dives in assessing the Ecosystem Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon explosion. This is a Finch Productions, LLC video.

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG Natural Seeps Geology of the Gulf

ECOGIG Scientists Dr. Joe Montoya, Dr. Andreas Teske, Dr. Samantha Joye and Dr. Ian McDonald describe their collaborative research approach during preparations for the Spring 2014 cruise aboard the RV/ Atlantis with research sub ALVIN. Long term sampling and monitoring of the natural seeps in the Gulf of Mexico, a global hotspot for these, is Read More

Video and Podcasts CBS News: Scientists get first look at seabed near B.P. oil spill site

It’s been four years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 people and unleashed oil into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days. Scientists dove to the Gulf floor for the first time since 2010 to determine how marine life is recovering. Chip Reid reports.

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG Deep Sea Life: Corals, Fish, Invertebrates

Dr. Chuck Fisher describes his research examining the fascinating and long-lived deep sea corals impacted by effects of the Deepwater Horizon explosion.

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG Fiberoptic Multicorer

Watch this successful collection of deep sea sediment cores during 7+ foot waves on a recent research cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. The Science team from National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology and Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute deployed a deep sea multicoring device in 1200 meters of water depth, attached to a fiberoptic Read More

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG Landers Technology Development

ECOGIG scientists Dr. Chris Martens and Dr. Geoff Wheat talk about Landers, a new technology developed at the University of Mississippi that allows scientists to study the ocean floor at great depths. Most of the area around the Deepwater Horizon spill ranges from 900 to 2000 meters below the surface of the Gulf. Landers are Read More

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG Marine Snow

Dr. Uta Passow describes ECOGIG research on the phenomena known as Marine Snow, with footage from a recent cruise by Dr. Passow and colleagues Dr. Arne Dierks and Dr. Vernon Asper. Oil released in 2010 from the Deepwater Horizon explosion floated upwards, and then some of this oil sank towards the seafloor as part of Read More

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG Remote Sensing & Modeling

ECOGIG scientists Dr. Ian MacDonald and Dr. Ajit Subramaniam describe their work monitoring the health of the Gulf of Mexico via remote sensing. Using images from satellites and small aircraft flown by volunteers, MacDonald looks for signs of surface oil, which could be the result of a natural seep, anthropogenic seeps—chronic oil leaks from ongoing Read More

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG in 60 Seconds

Dr. Katy Croff Bell, Chief Scientist of the EV Nautilus crew, explains the mission of ECOGIG.

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG and EV Nautilus inspire Kids with ROVs

“It was really cool, because I want to be marine biologist when I grow older. So being able to see this and experience the boat and the submarines and how to work them and stuff like that, it was eye awakening. I really want to do this now.” As the Nautilus prepared to launch for Read More

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG: Imaging Deep-Water Corals

As part of the ECOGIG project, the E/V Nautilus made its way to the site of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill to image affected corals. Using the ROV Hercules’ BEAST CAM, the scientists are able to capture extremely high resolution pictures. These pictures will be used to show change over time and growth Read More

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG ROVs in STEM education

ECOGIG’s Dr. Chuck Fisher describes the use of ROVs in researching deep sea corals in the Gulf of Mexico, and Ocean Exploration Trust’s Dr. Bob Ballard explains the powerful impacts of ROVs in STEM education, as shown during a recent visit onboard the EV Nautilus by members of the Girls and Boys Club of the Read More

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG and EV Nautilus inspire Kids with ROVs

“It was really cool, because I want to be marine biologist when I grow older. So being able to see this and experience the boat and the submarines and how to work them and stuff like that, it was eye awakening. I really want to do this now.” As the Nautilus prepared to launch for Read More

Citizen ScienceVideo and Podcasts Science at the Stadium launching at UGA home football games! Sciencee at the Stadium

  UGA’s Dr. Samantha Joye launches a new ECOGIG public outreach series “Science at the Stadium”, designed to educate fans attending home football games about oceanography and the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem.

Video and Podcasts ALVIN dive ops, near the BP Welllhead- 2010

This is how ALVIN research dives Happen – this one just after the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Credit T. Lanagan WHOI 2010.

Video and Podcasts ALVIN Flyby 2010

Flyby of ALVIN at bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, near Macondo wellhead. Credit: S. Joye 2010

GoMRI ScientistsVideo and Podcasts C-IMAGE Patrick Schwing Profile

Mind Open Media has just finished up our last Audio Slideshow featuring USF post-doc Patrick Schwing. You can find it on our YouTube channel.

Video and Podcasts Gary Finch Outdoors ECOGIG AUV Eagle Ray Submarine

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.

Video and Podcasts Coastal Waters Consortium

The purpose of this site is to inform the public of current scientific research and education activities being conducted by the Coastal Waters Consortium which is funded through the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.

Teachers and StudentsVideo and Podcasts Gary Finch Outdoors CARTHE Drifters Field Trip Gary Finch Outdoors CARTHE Drifters Field Trip

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

GoMRI ScientistsVideo and Podcasts Able’s Crew – Fishin’ for Killifish Able

Drs. Ken Able, Olaf Jensen, Joel Fodrie and Paola Duarte-Lopez collecting killifish for oil spill research in a coastal Louisiana saltmarsh. Visit the CWC YouTube Channel for more interesting videos on Oil Spill research.    

GoMRI ScientistsVideo and Podcasts Dr. Felder Insists – We Need to Meet our Fellow Marine Decapods Dr. Felder Insists - We Need to Meet our Fellow Marine Decapods

  The purpose of this video is to inform the public of current scientific research and education activities being conducted by the Coastal Waters Consortium which is funded through the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.   To view other Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC) videos, visit their YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/CoastalWaters12.

Video and Podcasts Finders Fee – Have You Seen My Sparrow

Research on the effects of the Macondo oil spill on the Seaside Sparrow in coastal Louisiana. To view other Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC) videos like, Finders Fee – Have You Seen My Sparrow? , visit their YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/CoastalWaters12  

Video and Podcasts Watch Ad Reniers describe SCOPE and its drifters Watch Ad Reniers describe SCOPE and its drifters

SCOPE is the second large CARTHE experiment that brings together a wide range of scientific experts to experiment with measurement methods and study oil transport. CARTHE conducted their first experiment, GLAD (Grand LAgrangian Deployment), near the Deepwater Horizon site in the summer of 2012. Scientists will use data from both experiments to more accurately model Read More

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

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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