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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.
The Science of Aquaculture

The Science of Aquaculture

Tune in to hear Dr. Lee Fuiman and Jeff Kaiser discuss fisheries and aquaculture research projects at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. Topics include snook, state record flounder, pigfish as a bait, spawning fish, “Pepper” the...
Regional Science Bowl Showcases Local Talent

Regional Science Bowl Showcases Local Talent

Student discusses marine science problem. Image courtesy of Texas Sea Grant (Rhonda Cummins).This past Saturday, February 18, 2017 fifteen teams from nine schools throughout South Texas competed for the opportunity to win the Loggerhead Challenge. The Loggerhead Challenge is the Southern...
Summer Science Registration Open for Coastal Bend residents

Summer Science Registration Open for Coastal Bend residents

This year's Summer Science themes are "Motion of the Ocean: Senses and Sensations in the Sea" and "Go with the Flow: Land-Sea Connections!" Summer Science 2017 registration is now open for Coastal Bend residents! Registration for students in all other areas...
Joan Holt to Receive Harvey Weil Professional Conservationist of the Year Award

Joan Holt to Receive Harvey Weil Professional Conservationist of the Year Award

Dr. Joan Holt will receive the Harvey Weil Professional Conservationist of the Year award this March 18, 2017. Courtesy photo. Professor Emeritis, Dr. Joan Holt, will be honored with the Harvey Weil Professional Conservationist of the Year award on Saturday March...
Women in Marine Science

Women in Marine Science

Researcher and graduate student, Victoria Congdon (in orange), teaches girls about seaweed and the animals that depend upon it. Photo credit: Amanda Taylor.Zooplankton bingo was just one of the exciting brain teasers that was offered at last weekend’s Women in Marine...
Reed Earns Scholarship

Reed Earns Scholarship

Erin Reed, a graduate student studying the spawning patterns of local fish, recently received a Harry Tennison Scholarship by the Sportsmen's Club of Fort Wort. Pictured here with Mike Morgan, Coastal Ecologist with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Courtesy photo.We’re...
Black Recognized in International Science Community

Black Recognized in International Science Community

Dr. Bryan Black was recently recognized by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea for his service through his leadership of a group of scientists from across the world. Dr. Black is an associate professor whose research is determining...
It's Public Lecture Season!

It's Public Lecture Season!

Join us for a series of FREE presentations about marine environments - led by the people who study them Are you interested in science and want to learn more about seals, birds, fish, or the weather? If so, our free public...
Registration is Open for Women in Marine Science Day

Registration is Open for Women in Marine Science Day

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) and Mission-Aransas Reserve are hosting its third Women In Marine Science Day on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Institute (855 East Cotter Avenue, Port Aransas, Texas...
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2016 Seatrout Season Wrap-up

2016 Seatrout Season Wrap-up

Graduate student, Chris Biggs, collects a spotted seatrout to help determine their spawning habitats. Courtesy photo. Spotted seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus, are among the most sought after fish by recreational anglers throughout the Gulf of Mexico. From April through September, seatrout congregate...
Bay Talks are Back

Bay Talks are Back

Join us for a series of FREE presentations on Fridays at the Bay Education Center in Rockport. Are you interested in science or the coast and want to learn about a diverse range of topics - from plankton to people? If...
Esbaugh Honored by Society for Experimental Biology

Esbaugh Honored by Society for Experimental Biology

Assistant Professor, Andrew Esbaugh, receives the runner up position in the 2017 President’s Medal competition from the Society for Experimental Biology.Fish physiologist, Dr. Andrew Esbaugh, with the University of Texas Marine Science Institute was recently awarded the runner up position for...
Experts assess extinction risk to world’s groupers

Experts assess extinction risk to world’s groupers

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), founded in 1948 and composed of composed of both government and civil society organizations, is the world's largest and most diverse environmental network. Fisheries biologist, Dr. Brad Erisman, of The University of Texas...
Beyond the Books

Beyond the Books

Students and postdoctoral fellows prepare for professional success in a course designed and instructed by Marine Science Advisory Council Member, Mary Abell. The course is part of a professional development initiative created by Director Robert Dickey to prepare students and fellows...
4th Quarter Newsletter is Out

4th Quarter Newsletter is Out

Happy Holidays! Having trouble opening this e-newsletter? View this page in a browser window or download the PDF here.
Annual Library Arts and Crafts Holiday Party

Annual Library Arts and Crafts Holiday Party

Last week, UTMSI staff, students and friends celebrated the holidays in their 6th Annual Library Arts and Crafts Holiday Party. The UTMSI Green Team sponsored an art contest with a recycled art theme and presented awards to Mary Rodriguez and Emily Anderson. It was...
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Student Spotlight: Nick Reyna

Student Spotlight: Nick Reyna

Congratulations to our newest Master of Science, Nicholas Reyna! Nick Reyna was awarded 2nd place in student oral presentations at this year's Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting. Pictured with meeting sponsor, Ray Allen, from the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program....
Responding for Science: UTMSI Scientists Participate in CITGO Oil Spill Response Drill

Responding for Science: UTMSI Scientists Participate in CITGO Oil Spill Response Drill

Dr. Hernando Bacosa, right, catches up with Bert Panahon, Port Captain at CITGO Petroleum New Jersey who also happens to be his relative from the Philippines. Photo credit: Sarah Cosgrove.Scientists from the Dispersion Research on Oil: Physics and Plankton Studies (DROPPS)...
NERR Rakes in the Awards

NERR Rakes in the Awards

Dr. Ed Buskey, right, received the 2016 National Estuarine Research Reserve System’s (NERRS) Impact Award from NERRS President Dr. William Reay, for his dedication and service to the national system. Courtesy Photo. At the recent National Estuarine Research Reserve System's annual...
Staff Spotlight: Dr. Lauren Yeager

Staff Spotlight: Dr. Lauren Yeager

We sat down with our newest faculty member, Dr. Lauren Yeager to talk about her research and how she continuously feeds her curiosity about the marine environment. Dr. Lauren Yeager is the newest addition to the Marine Science Department and she...