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Texas Researchers Brace the Arctic Cold

Texas Researchers Brace the Arctic Cold

In late July, UTMSI researchers Dr. Ken Dunton, Susan Schonberg, and master’s students Carrie Harris, and Christina Bonsell departed for the Arctic to conduct research in the Beaufort Sea. The researchers are working from the UTMSI research vessel Proteus and the...
The Estuary Explorium is Open!

The Estuary Explorium is Open!

Come Explore the New Estuary Explorium PORT ARANSAS, Texas – Port Aransas’s newest educational attraction, the Estuary Explorium, provides visitors a unique opportunity to learn about our local estuaries. The Explorium is located at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute...
Semester-by-the-Sea Students attend a National Field Course

Semester-by-the-Sea Students attend a National Field Course

Two undergraduate semester-by-the-sea students, Wayne Hall and Kelley Savage, were awarded travel funds to attend a national field course. Both students just returned from a week long course with the North American Dendroecology Fieldweek, which is sponsored by the National Science...
Fish open new doors in the fight against cancer

Fish open new doors in the fight against cancer

Fish open new doors in the fight against cancer PORT ARANSAS, Texas - It began when a research professor gave a talk at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute Advisory Council meeting heard by Jack and Valerie Guenther and Ronald...
UTMSI staff participate in the 2014 79th Annual Deep Sea Roundup Tournament

UTMSI staff participate in the 2014 79th Annual Deep Sea Roundup Tournament

UTMSI professors, staff and students manned the weigh station in this year’s Deep Sea Roundup. The University has had a long-standing tradition of volunteering for Deep Sea Roundup, which is the longest running fishing tournament in Texas. This year over 750...
UTMSI Researchers track the “Dead Zone” and its effects on fish

UTMSI Researchers track the “Dead Zone” and its effects on fish

UTMSI Professor, Ben Walther was just awarded a National Science Foundation award to better understand the sub-lethal effects of hypoxia on Atlantic Croaker. Walther and his colleagues will use fish ear stones (otoliths) to identify periods of hypoxia exposure.  The otoliths...
Ocean upwelling becoming more intense with climate change, new research reveals

Ocean upwelling becoming more intense with climate change, new research reveals

Dr. Bryan Black and colleagues just published a manuscript in Science – the world’s leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary. Black and his colleagues have shown that winds causing coastal upwelling off the west coasts of North...
Mussel Men – Professors Benjamin Walther and Bryan Black received new funding to help native Texas freshwater mussels

Mussel Men – Professors Benjamin Walther and Bryan Black received new funding to help native Texas freshwater mussels

Researchers at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute were recently awarded a project by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to understand why native Texas freshwater mussels are endangered. Their work will combine looking at growth increment “rings” and stable...
Research Experience for Undergraduates enters into its 7th year

Research Experience for Undergraduates enters into its 7th year

REU in Subtropical Marine Ecosystems (REUiSME) is a summer research program for undergraduates at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute that is funded by the National Science Foundation. Student projects take advantage of the wide variety of coastal habitats near...
Young scientists help celebrate World Oceans Day

Young scientists help celebrate World Oceans Day

This past Saturday, several visitors came to the University of Texas Marine Science Institute to help celebrate World Oceans Day. Activities included boat rides, guided walks along the jetty, ocean crafts, touch-tanks, sea turtle meet-n-greet, and more! World Oceans Day is...
UTMSI hosts visitors from 7 countries and David Sikes of the Corpus Christi Caller

UTMSI hosts visitors from 7 countries and David Sikes of the Corpus Christi Caller

The visitors were guests of the State Department and World Affairs Council of South Texas.  To view the article by David Sikes in the Corpus Christi Caller, click here.  
Join us for World Oceans Day June 14, 2014

Join us for World Oceans Day June 14, 2014

Together we have the power to protect the ocean! Celebrate World Oceans Day with us on Saturday, June 14th, 2014 in the University of Texas Marine Science Institute Visitor Center, in Port Aransas. Festivities will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue...
Andrew Esbaugh receives the 2014 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award!

Andrew Esbaugh receives the 2014 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award!

Many congratulations to Andrew Esbaugh on his selection to receive a 2014 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award!  This is quite an honor to be selected from over one-hundred junior faculty candidates by a panel of  leading scientists from...
New to the UTMSI Library

New to the UTMSI Library

Just released and in our library: Toxins and Biologically Active Compounds from Microalgae, Volume 1, Origin, chemistry and detection.  It includes a chapter Chemistry of brevetoxins  by Abraham, A., Plakas, S.M. and Dickey, R.W.
Dr. Ed Buskey takes marine science and UTMSI sunglasses to the 4th grade class of Pershing Park Elementary at Fort Hood.

Dr. Ed Buskey takes marine science and UTMSI sunglasses to the 4th grade class of Pershing Park Elementary at Fort Hood.

Dr. Ken Dunton guest editor of Deep-Sea Research Part II

Dr. Ken Dunton guest editor of Deep-Sea Research Part II

Dr. Ken Dunton was a guest editor for Volume 102 of Deep-Sea Research Part II entitled The Northern Chukchi Sea Benthic Ecosystem: Characterization, Biogeochemistry, and Trophic Linkages.  Ken also led the organization of papers, wrote the lead-off synthesis paper and co-authored...
Ken Dunton's Arctic photo featured cover of Arctic Journal

Ken Dunton's Arctic photo featured cover of Arctic Journal

One of Dr. Ken Dunton's underwater Arctic photo's is featured on the cover of Journal of The Arctic Institute of North America, Volume 67, Number 1 from March 2014.  Congratulations Ken!
Marine Science Advisory Council Members visit Fennessey Ranch

Marine Science Advisory Council Members visit Fennessey Ranch

Members of the University of Texas Marine Science Advisory Council got a bird’s eye view from their Fennessey hayride on the importance of riverine woodlands habitat in our coastal watershed and why the hydrological connection to our bays are critical.
Former student, Qiyuan Liu, receives award for Outstanding Thesis!

Former student, Qiyuan Liu, receives award for Outstanding Thesis!

Congratulations to former graduate student, Qiyuan Liu for receiving the UT Outstanding Thesis Award! Thesis Solar Radiation-Enhanced Dissolution (Photodissolution) of Particulate Organic Matter in Texas Estuaries Supervisor Gerald Shank   Click Here for more information.
Texas Bays & Estuaries Awardees

Texas Bays & Estuaries Awardees

Congratulations to the student awardees of the Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting! Oral presentation: Philip Jose, Rachel Arney, Quentin Hall. Poster: Melissa McCutcheon, Kevin DeSantiago, John Mohan. Thank you CBBEP and CBBF for sponsoring!