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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.
Fish open new doors in the fight against cancer

Fish open new doors in the fight against cancer

Fish open new doors in the fight against cancer PORT ARANSAS, Texas - It began when a research professor gave a talk at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute Advisory Council meeting heard by Jack and Valerie Guenther and Ronald...
UTMSI staff participate in the 2014 79th Annual Deep Sea Roundup Tournament

UTMSI staff participate in the 2014 79th Annual Deep Sea Roundup Tournament

UTMSI professors, staff and students manned the weigh station in this year’s Deep Sea Roundup. The University has had a long-standing tradition of volunteering for Deep Sea Roundup, which is the longest running fishing tournament in Texas. This year over 750...
UTMSI Researchers track the “Dead Zone” and its effects on fish

UTMSI Researchers track the “Dead Zone” and its effects on fish

UTMSI Professor, Ben Walther was just awarded a National Science Foundation award to better understand the sub-lethal effects of hypoxia on Atlantic Croaker. Walther and his colleagues will use fish ear stones (otoliths) to identify periods of hypoxia exposure.  The otoliths...
Ocean upwelling becoming more intense with climate change, new research reveals

Ocean upwelling becoming more intense with climate change, new research reveals

Dr. Bryan Black and colleagues just published a manuscript in Science – the world’s leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary. Black and his colleagues have shown that winds causing coastal upwelling off the west coasts of North...
Mussel Men – Professors Benjamin Walther and Bryan Black received new funding to help native Texas freshwater mussels

Mussel Men – Professors Benjamin Walther and Bryan Black received new funding to help native Texas freshwater mussels

Researchers at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute were recently awarded a project by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to understand why native Texas freshwater mussels are endangered. Their work will combine looking at growth increment “rings” and stable...
Research Experience for Undergraduates enters into its 7th year

Research Experience for Undergraduates enters into its 7th year

REU in Subtropical Marine Ecosystems (REUiSME) is a summer research program for undergraduates at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute that is funded by the National Science Foundation. Student projects take advantage of the wide variety of coastal habitats near...
Young scientists help celebrate World Oceans Day

Young scientists help celebrate World Oceans Day

This past Saturday, several visitors came to the University of Texas Marine Science Institute to help celebrate World Oceans Day. Activities included boat rides, guided walks along the jetty, ocean crafts, touch-tanks, sea turtle meet-n-greet, and more! World Oceans Day is...