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Now Hiring Captain Position

Now Hiring Captain Position

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute is now hiring a captain for the R/V Katy. The R/V Katy is a 57-foot trawler. It is a floating classroom and a key component of the education and outreach program. Consider this fulfilling...
Putting For Purpose Raises Money for Reserve

Putting For Purpose Raises Money for Reserve

The Port of Corpus Christi's annual Putting for a Purpose Golf Tournament with all proceeds benefiting the Mission-Aransas Reserve was held at the North Shore Country Club the last weekend of October. The event raised $10,950 for the Mission-Aransas Reserve. “We...
Waste in our Waterways

Waste in our Waterways

From nurdles to water bottle accumulation rates, plastic waste in Texas coastal oceans and watersheds were the topics of discussion in the first Texas Plastic Pollution Symposium hosted on Tuesday, October 30th by the Mission-Aransas Reserve and The University of Texas...
Marine Science Literature for Desalinization & Channel Deepening Projects

Marine Science Literature for Desalinization & Channel Deepening 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...
New Book Dives into the Coral Reef Management

New Book Dives into the Coral Reef Management

Coral reefs are in peril and a new book, "Managing Coral Reefs," written by Dr. Kelly Dunning at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute and Mission-Aransas Reserve describes how two different countries in Southeast Asia use two drastically different approaches...
Going Green

Going Green

PORT ARANSAS - When local governments and city planners think about roadways and shorelines, they might use Kermit-the-Frog’s refrain “it’s not easy being green.” Often the use plants for flood mitigation or erosion control is not a common strategy, which may...
The Gulf of Mexico gets its Physical

The Gulf of Mexico gets its Physical

A new report has just been released that delivers a plan to gauge the health of Gulf of Mexico ecosystems. The Northern Gulf of Mexico and all of the habitats within it are big, and it takes big-picture thinking to accurately...
Clinging for life; blue crabs run the gauntlet of currents

Clinging for life; blue crabs run the gauntlet of currents

If you’ve ever been to the beach when the baby blue crabs are in season, you’ll know it. These small, larval, versions of the yummy entrees look like rain droplets. They are small but mighty and can become quite a nuisance...
SeaWorld Announces New Partnership with ARK

SeaWorld Announces New Partnership with ARK

SeaWorld San Antonio & Aquatica recently announced a new partnership with the Amos Rehabilitation Keep. This partnership will begin with the construction of a new, interactive sea turtle attraction called Turtle Reef at the SeaWorld park in San Antonio to be...
Like cracking a code of hieroglyphics, chemists decipher the previously secret structure of matter

Like cracking a code of hieroglyphics, chemists decipher the previously secret structure of matter

Several thousands of years ago, when the pharaohs ruled ancient Egypt, organic matter in the oceans like seagrass and by products of fish waste created during their time is just now breaking down and transferred back into the atmosphere. Dissolved organic...
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,...
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...
Fresh off the Press

Fresh off the Press

Greetings! Marine Science News is the newsletter of The University of Texas Marine Science Institute. Click the image to view the 3rd Quarter edition of 2018.
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...
Teachers on the Estuary

Teachers on the Estuary

This week, 15 science and math teachers from elementary, middle and high schools throughout Texas immersed themselves in an intensive training course in estuary ecology and Hurricane Harvey impacts to the environment. The three-day experience brought them face to face with...
New Faculty Positions Available

New Faculty Positions Available

  "DISCOVERY STARTS HERE" The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute is experiencing exciting growth in its nationally and internationally recognized research programs and invites applications for two faculty positions in the Department of Marine Science.  We seek leading...
Harvey Research Symposium

Harvey Research Symposium

Bringing together scientists, students, coastal managers, and elected officials to share research with oral presentations on how the hurricane has affected the coastal environments and communities of the Gulf of Mexico. Harvey Research Symposium Thursday, August 23, 2018 8 a.m....