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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...
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...
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....
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...
Summer Science Spots Open for 3rd-4th

Summer Science Spots Open for 3rd-4th

UT Summer Science is an exciting, inquiry-based learning experience for students entering 3rd through 8th grade. (The sessions serving 5th-8th grade students are full). Working alongside marine scientists from the University of Texas, students will experience science outside of the classroom....
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...
Undergraduate Recognized for Marine Science

Undergraduate Recognized for Marine Science

Senior, Jenelle Estrada was recently recognized by the University of Texas College of Natural Science and awarded a professor’s choice ASPIRE award. Jenelle was a participant in the Marine Science Institute’s Semester by the Sea program and summer courses last year...
Spurs Day in Port A

Spurs Day in Port A

Close to 200 Spurs Sports & Entertainment staff members visited the City of Port Aransas last week on Thursday, April 5th which was declared Spurs Day in their honor. The Spurs group spent their day throughout the town to participate in...
Climate Tightens its Grip

Climate Tightens its Grip

New research shows that climate is tightening its grip on western North America, causing ecosystems from land to the ocean to become more synchronous with one another. In a study just released from the journal of Global Change Biology, Dr. Bryan...
Smithsonian Reaches Out to Gulf Coast

Smithsonian Reaches Out to Gulf Coast

The coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico contain millions of different species of plants and animals. The Smithsonian recently teamed up with local universities, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, to put a magnifying...
Talking Trash

Talking Trash

If you're driving to Port Aransas this month, you might notice a billboard with a friendly reminder to recycle your fishing line. Researchers at the Mission-Aransas National Research Reserve are leading a $72,000 campaign funded by the National Fish and Wildlife...
1st Quarter Newsletter for 2018

1st Quarter Newsletter for 2018

Greetings from The University of Texas Marine Science Institute! Click on the image below to read our first quarter newsletter for 2018.  
Captain Stan Receives UT Outstanding Staff Award

Captain Stan Receives UT Outstanding Staff Award

Stan Dignum has been selected to receive The University of Texas at Austin, Outstanding Staff Award for 2018. Each year the President’s office selects 30 recipients for this prestigious award. The award recognizes excellent work performance by all UT staff whose...
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...