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Celebrating our Hispanic Scientists

Celebrating our Hispanic Scientists

This Hispanic Heritage month, September 15th-October 15th, we recognize some of our Hispanic scientists and celebrate their work and contributions to marine scientist.  Dr. Valerie De Anda is a Research Associate and is using computational biology to understand the microbial ecology...
Accepting Applications for Tenured Faculty Hire

Accepting Applications for Tenured Faculty Hire

The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenured faculty position (Associate or Full Professor) in the Department of Marine Science. We seek an accomplished scientist with expertise in any discipline that investigates regional and/or global marine processes. Interdisciplinary...
Accepting Applications for the Doctoral Discovery Fellowship in Marine Science

Accepting Applications for the Doctoral Discovery Fellowship in Marine Science

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) in Port Aransas, Texas invites applications for the 2022 Discovery Fellowship in Marine Science. This highly selective doctoral studies fellowship is open to recent graduates with a bachelor or master of science degree....
An influx of new faculty at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute

An influx of new faculty at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute

As the fall semester kicks off, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute welcomes four incoming assistant professors to its ranks, Drs. Kristin Nielsen, Jessica O’Connell, Jordan Casey, and Simon Brandl. Dr. Kristin Nielsen is an aquatic toxicologist with a research...
Madrid Named National Academies Science Policy Fellow

Madrid Named National Academies Science Policy Fellow

Recent graduate, Miranda Madrid was awarded one of eight Science Policy Fellowships by the Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Miranda graduated this summer with a master of science and presented her work on “Detecting and responding...
Marine Science Literature for Desalinization & Channel Deepening Projects

Marine Science Literature for Desalinization & Channel Deepening Projects

In July of 2018, the Port of Corpus Christi announced they were seeking a permit for a desalinization plant proposed for construction on Harbor Island in Port Aransas, Texas that would allow an average daily output flow of up to 95,600,000...
Marine Science News 2nd Quarter Edition is out

Marine Science News 2nd Quarter Edition is out

Marine Science News is the newsletter of The University of Texas Marine Science Institute. Click on the image below to view the newsletter 2nd Quarter Edition of 2021.
ARK Program Available for Tours

ARK Program Available for Tours

The Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute has been rehabilitating and caring for injured birds and marine animals since 1982, and soon they will be opening their doors to the public. The organization recently completed...
Sea Turtle Release

Sea Turtle Release

This past Saturday, 10 sea turtles (4 Kemp's Ridleys, 5 green, 1 loggerhead) were released back into the wild.  The Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute housed and recuperated the turtles that were brought in for...
Teachers on the Estuary Workshop

Teachers on the Estuary Workshop

The Mission-Aransas Reserve will be hosting a FREE Teachers On The Estuary (TOTE) Workshop this summer for middle and high school teachers in the Coastal Bend Region: “Marine Plastic Pollution: current research and community environmental movements” on July 26-28, 2021 at...
New Nurdle Patrol App

New Nurdle Patrol App

Since the Nurdle Patrol Citizen Science Project was created in 2018, by the Mission-Aransas Reserve at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute, the effort to record and track nurdles on beaches and bays have grown into a large network with...
Five Marine Mom Facts You Didn’t Know

Five Marine Mom Facts You Didn’t Know

1. Deep sea octopus has the longest pregnancy. Researchers recently observed a deep-sea octopus mother brooding her eggs for 53 months – a whopping four and a half years. The octopus’s unique scars allow them to identify and then checked on...
Wetlands Education Center Tours

Wetlands Education Center Tours

What: Guided Wetland Walks When: Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. Where: 855 East Cotter Ave., Port Aransas TX (Meet at the trailhead)   This May 11, 2021, the University of Texas Marine Science Institute will reopen its Wetlands Education Center...
Mother Nature Helped, Now Our Part; Removing Invasive Species 

Mother Nature Helped, Now Our Part; Removing Invasive Species 

Like many tropical plants that were destroyed from the prolonged February freeze, the heat-loving Brazilian peppertree, experienced a significant defoliation. However, these invasive shrubs are starting regrow from the base and local organizations are taking advantage of freeze impacts to ensure...
Scientist with Local Roots Elected into the Most Prestigious Scientific Academy

Scientist with Local Roots Elected into the Most Prestigious Scientific Academy

The ocean is in her blood. Since arriving to Corpus Christi in her teen years, Dr. Nancy Rabalais has been drawn to the coast. She was recently elected as one of the newest National Academy of Sciences members recognized for her...
Marine Science News

Marine Science News

Greetings, We’re looking to the future. Please click the image below to view the Marine Science News, 1st Quarter edition of 2021. You can download a PDF version of the document here. 
ARK Receives Big Collective Donation

ARK Receives Big Collective Donation

The Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute just received a donation from Friends of the ARK for $40,000. These new funds were primarily collected in response to the cold-stunning sea turtle rescue event and were...
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Listening in for Earth Day

Listening in for Earth Day

Since the first Earth Day celebration in 1970, this day has sparked hundreds of thousands of efforts to raise awareness about the nature that surrounds us. On today’s Earth Day, the Mission-Aransas Reserve at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute...
City Nature Challenge is Back

City Nature Challenge is Back

Citizen scientists have the opportunity to compete to see who can submit the most observations about nature. This is the fifth annual City Nature Challenge, and last year 244 cities across six continents made over 815,000 observations and of those over...
Celebrating our UTMSI Women in History

Celebrating our UTMSI Women in History

To commemorate Women In History month we spotlighted seven women who have made significant impacts or promoted advancement for UTMSI and the marine science field. Wildlife ecologist and artist Marcia Kier (now Marcia Hawthorne) painted scientifically accurate watercolors of biotopes displayed...