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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! 
UTMSI's Road Scholar Program made the top 10 in the country with a perfect score!

UTMSI's Road Scholar Program made the top 10 in the country with a perfect score!

The "Spring Migration" Road Scholar Program held in March 2014 in Rockport, Texas made the top 10 program list with a perfect score. Congratulations to  Linda Fuiman, the Program Coordinator, and Nan Dietert for a successful program! Nan's knowledge and passion...
Dr. Jim McClelland's research highlighted in Water Resources Research

Dr. Jim McClelland's research highlighted in Water Resources Research

Importance of river inputs to Arctic coastal food webs  
What is a Copepod?

What is a Copepod?

Check out the video segment about Copepods featuring video shot by our own Drs. Ed Buskey and Brad Gemmell. Courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin, Drs. Ed Buskey and Brad Gemmell. Check out the video.  
GoMRI Science Teams among First Responders to Galveston Bay Oil Spill

GoMRI Science Teams among First Responders to Galveston Bay Oil Spill

On March 22, a cargo ship collided with a barge carrying approximately 4,000 barrels of bunker fuel oil in Galveston Bay, Texas. An estimated 168,000 gallons spilled into the Houston Ship Channel, prompting officials to shut it down for cleanup. More...
Today's Female Researchers Inspire Tomorrow's Women in Science

Today's Female Researchers Inspire Tomorrow's Women in Science

On Saturday, March 29, a group of 15 women scientists led a workshop for the Girl Scouts that was filled with opportunities to look under the microscope, dig down in the mud, and get fishy, all in the name of science....
Graduate Students, Shuting Liu and Matt Khosh receive Bruton Fellowship

Graduate Students, Shuting Liu and Matt Khosh receive Bruton Fellowship

Graduate Students Shuting Liu and Matt Khosh receive the UT Graduate School Bruton Fellowship, 2014.
Graduate Student, Erik Oberg, received the Best Student Presentation

Graduate Student, Erik Oberg, received the Best Student Presentation

Current graduate student, Erik Oberg received the Best Student Presentation at the Aquaculture America, U.S. Aquaculture Society Meeting, 2014.
Qiyuan Liu, finalist for Outstanding Masters Thesis Award

Qiyuan Liu, finalist for Outstanding Masters Thesis Award

Former graduate student, Qiyuan Liu was a Finalist for the Outstanding Masters Thesis Award, UT Austin Graduate School, 2014. 

Dr. Lee Fuiman is leading a study on the influence of diet on the fatty acid composition of the eggs of red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus.

Good Nutrition: Researchers at Texas Sea Grant study changes to aquaculture diet for greater sustainability.