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Sally Palmer is the Communications Coordinator for The University of Texas Marine Science Institute. She received a bachelor of science in marine biology from the University of Rhode Island and earned a masters degree in marine science from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001. Prior to her position handling communications, Sally served as the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve Manager. She also has research experience with benthic ecology, hypoxia, and ecosystem dynamics. Since 2006, Sally has help secure over $16 million in funding for administration, research and construction of educational facilities.
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...
Volunteers and Donors Help ARK Rebuild

Volunteers and Donors Help ARK Rebuild

Like the rest of the campus at University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Hurricane Harvey inflicted damage to the buildings and animal enclosures at the Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK). It’s been almost two months, but staff at the Institute have been...
Research gets a nod from top ranked biological journal

Research gets a nod from top ranked biological journal

New research about how nitrogen moves throughout the Arctic rivers and streams was selected as an Editor Highlight in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences.  Former graduate student from The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI), now Ph.D., Matt Khosh...
Seagrass scientists continue work in the wake of a hurricane

Seagrass scientists continue work in the wake of a hurricane

Despite being displaced from their homes and relocated to a nearby university, seagrass biologists at The University of Texas at Austin’s Marine Science Institute are trudging on, literally. For the last two weeks, Professor Dr. Ken Dunton’s graduate students, Victoria Congdon,...
Newsletter depicts photo journal of Hurricane Impacts

Newsletter depicts photo journal of Hurricane Impacts

It would be an understatement to say that a lot has happened since our last newsletter. The University of Texas Marine Science Institute is on the path to recovery. In this edition of the Marine Science News we have decided to create a...
Anthony Amos, A True Crusader

Anthony Amos, A True Crusader

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute and the Texas’ Gulf Coast lost a true crusader for our coastal beaches and its wildlife. Anthony F. Amos, died Monday, September 4, 2017 at the age of 80 from complications of pancreatic...
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Hurricane Update and UTMSI Resources

Hurricane Update and UTMSI Resources

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute sustained significant damage throughout the campus from Hurricane Harvey. The majority of our buildings and vehicles experienced water penetration in range of severity from minor to extensive due to roof failures, window blow-outs, and...
Hurricane Update

Hurricane Update

This is an update on Hurricane Harvey Resources and Emergency Leave Timekeeping for UTMSI as of September 1st, 9:30 p.m. To:  All UTMSI Employees From:  Human Resources Subject: Hurricane Harvey Resources and Emergency Leave Timekeeping for UTMSI Our thoughts continue to...
Port Aransas Pigfish Take a Ride to San Luis

Port Aransas Pigfish Take a Ride to San Luis

For the last few years, fisheries scientist Dr. Lee Fuiman and his team have been diligently working to perfect aquaculture practices for pigfish, a very popular baitfish that is a favorite of anglers and spotted seatrout alike. The goal of the...
Gardner passes the baton, or shall we say pen

Gardner passes the baton, or shall we say pen

After a tenure of eight years, Professor Emeritus and biogeochemist Dr. Wayne Garner, finished his term as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Estuaries and Coasts on December 31st this past year. Since the time he took over the co-editorship in 2008, the journals impact...
Summer Scholars

Summer Scholars

If you’d like to re-live your days as a student on the beach, the blog posts from our summer student program entitled REUisME is a great way to live virtually through very talented young scientists.  REUiSME is an acronym for Research...
Teachers on the Estuary

Teachers on the Estuary

Last week, 14 science and math teachers from middle and high schools through-out the coastal region of Texas immersed themselves in an intensive training course in estuary ecology and human connections. The three-day experience brought them face to face with tiny...
Mother Nature Adapts to Care for Her Nurseries

Mother Nature Adapts to Care for Her Nurseries

A new study finds that river systems can remediate the effects of wastewater influences during droughts. A team of chemists and biologists studied two South Texas rivers to understand how droughts change the nutrients in the rivers and the estuaries they flow...
Read our Newsletter

Read our Newsletter

Greetings! Marine Science News is the newsletter of The University of Texas Marine Science Institute. Click the image to view the 2nd Quarter edition of 2017.  
International Learning

International Learning

Earlier this spring Jace Tunnell, Director of the Mission-Aransas Reserve, helped 5th grade students from Shenzhen, China at BASIS International Shenzhen learn about environmental change processes occurring in estuaries. Earlier this spring, Jace Tunnell helped 5th grade students from Shenzhen, China at...
U.S. Department of State Guests visit Port Aransas

U.S. Department of State Guests visit Port Aransas

The U.S. Department of State invited eight up-and-coming leaders from the nations around the world to collaborate and learn about U.S. management and sustainability practices of our oceans. Tony Amos, Director of the Animal Rehabilitation Keep, talks to invited guests about...
Student Spotlight: Erin Reed

Student Spotlight: Erin Reed

Congratulations to our newest Master of Science, Erin Reed! We sat down with Erin recently to learn more about her research and how she hopes to create a long-lasting impact on fisheries science. Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Brad Erisman Research Area: Fisheries Ecology...
Piggy Perch on the Move

Piggy Perch on the Move

If you’re an angler, you may be intimately familiar with a piggy perch. These small, seemingly inconsequential fish are a highly sought-after bait for catching trout and redfish. Doctoral student Zhenxin Hou measures a piggy perch. The fish will accompany several...
Birding 101 - Registration is Open!

Birding 101 - Registration is Open!

Each summer, children 7-16 years discover the joy of birding by participating in the class "Birding 101 for Kids." These introductory classes are designed to teach students the fundamentals of bird identification and at the same time give them a...
Study Analyzes Trends and Gaps in Oil Spill Literature Since 1968

Study Analyzes Trends and Gaps in Oil Spill Literature Since 1968

Researchers surveyed oil spill studies between 1968 and 2015 to characterize the field and describe changes. The team found that, despite its episodic nature, oil spill research is a rapidly expanding field with a growth rate greater than science as a...