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Biologists Monitoring Red Tide

Biologists Monitoring Red Tide

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) scientists confirmed that samples from the Port Aransas Ship Channel had low to moderate numbers of Karenia brevis, which is a type of microscopic alga that can cause a red tide bloom when...
Texas Plastic Pollution Symposium

Texas Plastic Pollution Symposium

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Del Mar Center for Economic Development 3209 South Staples Street Corpus Christi, Texas 78411 Poster session will be from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at the Texas Surf Museum (309 N Water St,...
Marine Science Literature for Desalinization Projects

Marine Science Literature for Desalinization Projects

In July of 2018, the Port of Corpus Christi announced they were seeking a permit for a desalinization plant proposed for construction on Harbor Island in Port Aransas, Texas that would allow an average daily output flow of up to 95,600,000...
Building Resilient Labs for Resilient Researchers

Building Resilient Labs for Resilient Researchers

A tight knit group of 125 dedicated scientists and staff at The University of Texas’s Marine Science Institute sat in awe around the weather channel one year ago when the small coastal town of Port Aransas was devastated as Harvey, a...
Sharing Storm Science, More than Hot Air

Sharing Storm Science, More than Hot Air

One-year later scientists converged to discuss Hurricane Harvey impacts. Hurricane Harvey was a unique storm that impacted all of Texas, including the plants and animals in our bays and estuaries. Researchers from across the state and beyond came together today, August...
A Wild Wish is Granted

A Wild Wish is Granted

Several children were able to fulfill a life-long wish today when the released a sea turtle into the ocean. Reannah Hollaway from Woodlands, Texas and Lauren Scott from Spring, Texas visited the Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) at The University of Texas...
Oil Plus Dispersants May Lead to More Red Tide Events

Oil Plus Dispersants May Lead to More Red Tide Events

Harmful algal blooms, or red tides, can occur naturally, but new research indicates that after an oil spill, the application of dispersant may increase the chance of red tides. A new paper recently released in Environmental Science and Technology provides experimental...
UTMSI Cafe becomes an Ocean Friendly Restaurant

UTMSI Cafe becomes an Ocean Friendly Restaurant

Eating out at local restaurants has become more common with everyone’s busy schedules, and local Port Aransas organizations are striving to make dining out a less “disposable” experience. In early June, the cafeteria at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute...
Port Street Area Target for Grassland Restoration

Port Street Area Target for Grassland Restoration

Grassland birds may soon be rejoicing and singing a different tune. The “67 acres” by Port Street is the newest area targeted for restoration of grassland habitat. The University of Texas Marine Science Institute and the City of Port Aransas have...
Harvey Research Symposium

Harvey Research Symposium

Please mark your calendar to attend the Harvey Research Symposium on Thursday, August 23, 2018. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together scientists, students, coastal managers, and elected officials to share research on how the hurricane has affected the...
Impact of Freshwater's Feast and Famine

Impact of Freshwater's Feast and Famine

There's a saying in Texas that goes "if you don't like the weather, just wait until tomorrow." That adage couldn't be truer for coastal Texas and its estuaries. The recent hurricane and extreme drought in 2015 are just a few of...
Research Wins with a Golden Ticket

Research Wins with a Golden Ticket

Scientists at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute and its Mission-Aransas Reserve are the lucky recipients of a “golden ticket”. It’s not a giant candy bar, but to scientists it’s even better – a $1,650 instrument called the CR1000X datalogger,...
We're Still Hosting the Public Lecture Series!

We're Still Hosting the Public Lecture Series!

Despite the damage that Hurricane Harvey caused to our campus, we are still hosting the Public Lecture Series, with the help of community partners. The first three lectures will be at Pioneer Beach Resort and the last lecture will be at...
ARK Comes Back Online Just in the Nick of Time

ARK Comes Back Online Just in the Nick of Time

Imagine being in the water when it’s this cold outside. The recent freezing temperatures are causing many sea turtles in the bays to become stunned by the cold. The Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute...
Holt receives accolades

Holt receives accolades

Professor Emerita, Dr. Joan Holt, was honored with the President’s Award at the 15th Annual Conservation & Environmental Stewardship Awards Banquet hosted by the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation. Each year the Foundation recognizes individuals and organizations that have made important contributions...
Pitching in for Port A

Pitching in for Port A

The hurricane destroyed many homes and offices in Port Aransas, Texas. The offices and laboratories at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute were not immune from the destruction. There is no shortage of clean-up efforts that need to be done....
Research gets a nod from top ranked biological journal

Research gets a nod from top ranked biological journal

New research about how nitrogen moves throughout the Arctic rivers and streams was selected as an Editor Highlight in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences.  Former graduate student from The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI), now Ph.D., Matt Khosh...
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...