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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

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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...
Coastal Bend Bays Foundation Honors UTMSI’s Own

Coastal Bend Bays Foundation Honors UTMSI’s Own

Two members of The University of Texas Marine Science Institute were recognized at the 14th Annual Conservation & Environmental Stewardship Awards Banquet on Thursday, November 3, 2016 in an event hosted by the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation. Director of the Animal Rehabilitation...
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

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