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Summer Science Spots Open for 3rd-4th

Summer Science Spots Open for 3rd-4th

UT Summer Science is an exciting, inquiry-based learning experience for students entering 3rd through 8th grade. (The sessions serving 5th-8th grade students are full). Working alongside marine scientists from the University of Texas, students will experience science outside of the classroom....
Undergraduate Recognized for Marine Science

Undergraduate Recognized for Marine Science

Senior, Jenelle Estrada was recently recognized by the University of Texas College of Natural Science and awarded a professor’s choice ASPIRE award. Jenelle was a participant in the Marine Science Institute’s Semester by the Sea program and summer courses last year...
Spurs Day in Port A

Spurs Day in Port A

Close to 200 Spurs Sports & Entertainment staff members visited the City of Port Aransas last week on Thursday, April 5th which was declared Spurs Day in their honor. The Spurs group spent their day throughout the town to participate in...
Climate Tightens its Grip

Climate Tightens its Grip

New research shows that climate is tightening its grip on western North America, causing ecosystems from land to the ocean to become more synchronous with one another. In a study just released from the journal of Global Change Biology, Dr. Bryan...
Smithsonian Reaches Out to Gulf Coast

Smithsonian Reaches Out to Gulf Coast

The coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico contain millions of different species of plants and animals. The Smithsonian recently teamed up with local universities, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, to put a magnifying...
Talking Trash

Talking Trash

If you're driving to Port Aransas this month, you might notice a billboard with a friendly reminder to recycle your fishing line. Researchers at the Mission-Aransas National Research Reserve are leading a $72,000 campaign funded by the National Fish and Wildlife...
1st Quarter Newsletter for 2018

1st Quarter Newsletter for 2018

Greetings from The University of Texas Marine Science Institute! Click on the image below to read our first quarter newsletter for 2018.  
Captain Stan Receives UT Outstanding Staff Award

Captain Stan Receives UT Outstanding Staff Award

Stan Dignum has been selected to receive The University of Texas at Austin, Outstanding Staff Award for 2018. Each year the President’s office selects 30 recipients for this prestigious award. The award recognizes excellent work performance by all UT staff whose...
Harvey Research Symposium

Harvey Research Symposium

Please mark your calendar to attend the Harvey Research Symposium on Thursday, August 23, 2018. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together scientists, students, coastal managers, and elected officials to share research on how the hurricane has affected the...
Impact of Freshwater's Feast and Famine

Impact of Freshwater's Feast and Famine

There's a saying in Texas that goes "if you don't like the weather, just wait until tomorrow." That adage couldn't be truer for coastal Texas and its estuaries. The recent hurricane and extreme drought in 2015 are just a few of...
Research Wins with a Golden Ticket

Research Wins with a Golden Ticket

Scientists at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute and its Mission-Aransas Reserve are the lucky recipients of a “golden ticket”. It’s not a giant candy bar, but to scientists it’s even better – a $1,650 instrument called the CR1000X datalogger,...
We're Still Hosting the Public Lecture Series!

We're Still Hosting the Public Lecture Series!

Despite the damage that Hurricane Harvey caused to our campus, we are still hosting the Public Lecture Series, with the help of community partners. The first three lectures will be at Pioneer Beach Resort and the last lecture will be at...
Community Supports the ARK

Community Supports the ARK

Sea Oats Group, developers of Cinnamon Shore, announced yesterday it has donated $10,000 to The University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas through its partnership with Texas Monthly for the 2017 Gulf Coast Show Home, which was open to the general...
ARK Comes Back Online Just in the Nick of Time

ARK Comes Back Online Just in the Nick of Time

Imagine being in the water when it’s this cold outside. The recent freezing temperatures are causing many sea turtles in the bays to become stunned by the cold. The Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute...
Marine Science News

Marine Science News

Happy Holidays from The University of Texas Marine Science Institute! Click on the image below to read our fourth quarter newsletter for 2017.
Holt receives accolades

Holt receives accolades

Professor Emerita, Dr. Joan Holt, was honored with the President’s Award at the 15th Annual Conservation & Environmental Stewardship Awards Banquet hosted by the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation. Each year the Foundation recognizes individuals and organizations that have made important contributions...
Pitching in for Port A

Pitching in for Port A

The hurricane destroyed many homes and offices in Port Aransas, Texas. The offices and laboratories at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute were not immune from the destruction. There is no shortage of clean-up efforts that need to be done....
The Gift of a Sonde

The Gift of a Sonde

The eye of Hurricane Harvey went directly over the Mission-Aransas Estuary and wiped out three of the Mission-Aransas Reserve’s monitoring platforms, along with the data sondes that collect water parameters such as temperature, salinity, pH, conductivity, and dissolved oxygen. Xylem Incorporated...
Special Issue Journal on Arctic Ecosystem

Special Issue Journal on Arctic Ecosystem

Biological oceanographer Ken Dunton, a professor at The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute, has been leading long-term studies in the western Arctic Ocean near Alaska. Both he and Drs. Jacqueline M. Grebmeier from University of Maryland Center for...
Displaced Scientists Begin Rapid Study of Seagrass Meadows and Bays

Displaced Scientists Begin Rapid Study of Seagrass Meadows and Bays

Science stops for no hurricane. Several faculty at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute have been working in overdrive since the category four Hurricane Harvey slammed the Gulf Coast. Despite being displaced from their homes, relocated to temporary laboratories and...