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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...
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...
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.  
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...
13th Annual Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting

13th Annual Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting

On April 12th and 13th The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) and Mission-Aransas Reserve hosted the thirteenth annual Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting. The meeting featured distinguished speakers, Drs. Wes Tunnell and Lisa Campbell, as well as presentations from...
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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It's Monarch Madness!

It's Monarch Madness!

Trinity Morgan, a 5th grader from Seadrift Elementary, leads the flock of Whopping Cranes in a mock migration. Trinity and here classmates were participating in Monarch Madness, an annual event hosted by Fennessey Ranch and many partners. REFUGIO, Texas – This...
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...
Cindy Faulk to Receive President's Outstanding Staff Award

Cindy Faulk to Receive President's Outstanding Staff Award

Ms. Cynthia K. Faulk will receive this year’s The University of Texas President's Outstanding Staff Award for her dedication to promoting advances in research and cultivating a learning atmosphere for the students and staff. Credit: Venus Mills, UTMSI.Cindy received both her...
Christina Bonsell Awarded University Fellowship

Christina Bonsell Awarded University Fellowship

Christina regularly dives in the Arctic for her research, which can be full of animals including the giant isopod on her head, pictured here. Courtesy image.Christina Bonsell, a Ph.D. graduate student, was recently awarded a University of Texas continuing fellowship for...
UTMSI has roots in red tide

UTMSI has roots in red tide

The founder of The University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Elmer J. Lund, was a professor of zoology at The University of Texas at Austin who traveled to Port Aransas to investigate a major fish kill caused by a red tide...
Microbes watch out, there’s a new doctor in town

Microbes watch out, there’s a new doctor in town

Dr. Brett Baker is the newest addition to the faculty at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute. Marine microbes include a very broad spectrum of microscopic organisms (microalgae, bacteria, archaea, protozoa, fungi and viruses). They are ubiquitous, inhabiting every niche...
UTMSI Honors Advocates

UTMSI Honors Advocates

Three longtime advocates for The University of Texas Marine Science Institute were inducted into the Director’s Honor Society. The Honorable Todd Hunter of Corpus Christi, Mrs. Edith McAllister of San Antonio, and Ben Vaughan, III (not pictured) of Austin were honored...
Around campus with Jace Tunnell

Around campus with Jace Tunnell

Undergraduate students  Cypress Hansen, Eduardo Perez Vega, and Tricia Light sat down and talked to Jace Tunnell about being the Director of the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve. Jace Tunnell, director of the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve (Reserve), gave the July...