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General Land Office Reels in on Coastal Issues

General Land Office Reels in on Coastal Issues

The coastal division of the Texas General Land Office (GLO) reeled in on coastal issues during a two-day visit to the University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI). The team met with researchers from the UTMSI and National Estuarine Research Reserve...
UTMSI Partners with SEA and TPWD to Film Creation of an Artificial Reef

UTMSI Partners with SEA and TPWD to Film Creation of an Artificial Reef

The Making of the Film – Creation of an Artificial Reef PORT ARANSAS, Texas - The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) is teaming up with long-time partner, Saltwater Fisheries Enhancement Association (SEA) and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, to...
Dynamic Duo Comes to the Coastal Bend for Marine Research and Education 

Dynamic Duo Comes to the Coastal Bend for Marine Research and Education 

This fall a dynamic husband and wife team, Dr. Brad Erisman and Ms. Kristin Evans, moved to Port Aransas Texas from San Diego California and they bring with them a wealth of expertise and knowledge about fisheries and marine education.  Dr....
Challenge your friends and family to get back to nature

Challenge your friends and family to get back to nature

School has started, but that doesn't mean that you can’t still have fun. Come to the UTMSI Visitor Center in Port Aransas to complete your challenge activity that is designed for family fun and nature exploration. The University of Texas Marine Science...
Dr. Brad Erisman’s work is showcased in AlertDiver magazine

Dr. Brad Erisman’s work is showcased in AlertDiver magazine

Dr. Brad Erisman’s spawning aggregation work in Palau has been featured in the current issue of AlertDiver magazine in the article entitled “Moon Dance.” The article is written by Dr. Erisman’s collaborator and professional photographer, Richard Barnden. It gives a diver’s...
Scientists Gather to Share Information about Research at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

Scientists Gather to Share Information about Research at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

PORT ARANSAS, Texas – Researchers are gathering today at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute to share information about their projects at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). The Mission-Aransas Reserve and the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge are hosting a symposium highlighting...
UTMSI is hosting the biennial Gulf Estuarine Research Society Meeting

UTMSI is hosting the biennial Gulf Estuarine Research Society Meeting

UTMSI is hosting the biennial Gulf Estuarine Research Society Meeting on October 30-31, 2014. Go to the website to learn more and register: http://gersmeeting2014.com/ Special thanks to the meeting sponsors: Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation, Sea Grant (Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi,...
UTMSI scientists featured in two seminars this week

UTMSI scientists featured in two seminars this week

UTMSI scientists will share their knowledge to the Coastal Bend region this week at the Harte Research Institute (room 127), Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. Don't miss:   Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Tony Amos will...
Estuary Explorium Grabs the TV spotlight

Estuary Explorium Grabs the TV spotlight

The new Estuary Explorium exhibits were featured on today’s Channel 6 KRIS morning show and the 5 pm news. 
“Tilts” Tell the Tale of Cedar Bayou

“Tilts” Tell the Tale of Cedar Bayou

Many readers may not remember that Mesquite Bay was once connected to the Gulf of Mexico through Cedar Bayou.  In 1979, the bayou was closed to the Gulf to prevent damage to Mesquite Bay and the adjacent Mission-Aransas Estuary from the...
UTMSI now has a newsletter!

UTMSI now has a newsletter!

 Read all about it... Marine Science News, August edition.
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...