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Special Issue Magazine Features UTMSI Scientists

Special Issue Magazine Features UTMSI Scientists

A new special issue of Oceanography magazine features work from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.The recent September edition of Oceanography magazine is a special issue focused on the work that the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative is sponsoring on the...
Science and Art Collide in a Unique Contest

Science and Art Collide in a Unique Contest

Flour Bluff Intermediate school students competed in the Trash to Treasure contest in categories of Dia de los Muertos and Creative. The goal of the project was to teach children about the impacts of marine debris. The winning sculptures will be...
Photo Journal through the Icy Antarctic

Photo Journal through the Icy Antarctic

Dr. Lee Fuiman takes a voyage to the icy Antarctic. His mission: Understand how Weddell seals navigate under Antarctic ice. Follow us on Facebook to track his journey. Dr. Fuiman and a team of researchers from four universities are trying to...
Sink or Swim for Your Meal

Sink or Swim for Your Meal

New research shows that diatoms can exhibit novel behavior. Diatoms are one of the earth's most important organisms and are responsible for up to 40% of ocean productivity. With no physical means to move, like a tail or cilia, scientists thought...
Erisman to Receive Prestigious Fellowship

Erisman to Receive Prestigious Fellowship

Dr. Brad Erisman will use the fellowship better understand fish spawning aggregations. Courtesy photo.The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced today that Dr. Brad Erisman is one of a select few recipients of its...

Study Finds Natural Sunlight Affects Oil-Degrading Bacteria Composition and Dynamics

Dr. Hernando Bacosa works at the seawater filtration system aboard the R/V Pelican 2013 cruise to the Deepwater Horizon site in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo provided by Hernando Bacosa.Scientists at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute have demonstrated how...
A Decade of Research and Inspiration

A Decade of Research and Inspiration

Festival participants hunt for mud crabs among oysters at the National Estuaries Day festival and the Mission-Aransas Reserve's 10-year anniversary. This past Saturday, the Mission-Aransas Reserve celebrated its 10th anniversary on National Estuaries Day. The event was commemorated with a festival...
Connecting UT Libraries to the Coast and Back

Connecting UT Libraries to the Coast and Back

Colleen Lyon, Scholarly Communications Librarian at UT Libraries, covered the basics of copyright, transfer agreements associated with copyright, open access publishing and how to legally share research on online tools like ResearchGate and Academia.edu. Photo credit: Liz DeHart.After a year’s planning...
Taiwan and Texas - what their fish and ours have in common to survive

Taiwan and Texas - what their fish and ours have in common to survive

Graduate student, Joshua Lonthair, spends the summer finding out. This research trip was enabled and supported by the National Science Foundation’s East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Fellowship Program. Photo credit: Joshua Lonthair.Joshua just returned from a summer research trip to Taiwan,...
Check out our 3rd Quarter Newsletter

Check out our 3rd Quarter Newsletter

We hope that you had a great summer! Click on the following image to go to our electronic newsletter. Having trouble opening this e-newsletter? View this page in a browser window  
The Next Generation of Scientists

The Next Generation of Scientists

Henry Stanley of Port Aransas bonds with a juvenile black drum during a field trip to the CCA Marine Development Center operated by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department during the Summer Science program. Photo credit: Kylie Holt.Students from across the state...
Cover Article Sheds New Light on River-Ocean Connections in the Arctic

Cover Article Sheds New Light on River-Ocean Connections in the Arctic

McClelland and colleagues estimated river export of particulate organic carbon and nitrogen from a 20.5 million square kilometer land area (north of red line on map) that drains to the Arctic Ocean and surrounding seas. Data from coordinated sampling efforts between...
Student’s Scholarship Gets Noticed

Student’s Scholarship Gets Noticed

Three Semester by the Sea students, Lauren Rowsey, Martha Romero and Leighann Martin were recently awarded funds to attend a national scientific conference. The University of Texas Marine Science Institute hosts a Semester by the Sea program in the spring for...
Wayne’s World: Biologists and Chemists Pay Tribute to Wayne Gardner

Wayne’s World: Biologists and Chemists Pay Tribute to Wayne Gardner

Dr. Wayne Gardner is Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute. At the recent ALSO meeting held in Sante Fe, New Mexico, a session entitled "Wayne's World" was held in his honor. Photo credit: Rudi Strickler, University of...
Trash or Treat?

Trash or Treat?

Students, Landon Jennings, Ryan Young, Elissa Hill, and Kiana McCue, participate in a beach cleanup on Mustang Island State Park. These 5th grade student are members of the Intermediate Nature Club at Flour Bluff Independent School District. Photo Credit: Jace Tunnell,...
An Ocean Oil Spill Science Legacy

An Ocean Oil Spill Science Legacy

There have been two large scale oil spills over the past 4 decades in the Gulf of Mexico. The Ixtoc I spill in 1979 off the coast of Carmen, Mexico released 3.5 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf, and...
Catching up with alumni Dr. Nancy Rabalais

Catching up with alumni Dr. Nancy Rabalais

Dr. Nancy Rabalais is the Executive Director and Professor at Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium as well as one of UTMSI’s most distinguished alumni. She received the MacArthur “genius” Fellow award in 2012. Since her graduation from UTMSI in 1983, Nancy has...
Too Much of a Good Thing - Carbon from Permafrost in Mackenzie River Basin

Too Much of a Good Thing - Carbon from Permafrost in Mackenzie River Basin

Carbon is an essential building block for all living things on Earth, and carbon-containing compounds in the ocean and atmosphere control ocean acidity and global climate. Scientists from the University of Alberta, United State Geological Survey, Northwest Territories Geological Survey, and...
Graduate Student, Craig Connolly, is on a Roll

Graduate Student, Craig Connolly, is on a Roll

Craig Connolly travels to the Arctic to collect his research samples. Pictured here on beach runway in Kaktovik, Alaska. Courtesy photo.If you see Craig Connolly in the lab or around town he will probably be smiling. Craig is a graduate student...
Summer is almost here and so are our Saturday programs!

Summer is almost here and so are our Saturday programs!

Summer break is upon us and we have many summer programs to keep your children's brains churning!   2016 Summer Sea Stars Program ScheduleSea Stars programs allow families with children aged 3-5 to be inspired by nature through programs at the University...