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On the Lookout for Drifters

On the Lookout for Drifters

CICESE, a marine research institution in Mexico is conducting a project led by UTMSI alumni Dr. Sharon Herzka that neScientists are on the lookout for these bright orange drifters that may wash ashore on our beaches. Photo credit: Sharon Herzka.eds your...
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It's Monarch Madness!

It's Monarch Madness!

Trinity Morgan, a 5th grader from Seadrift Elementary, leads the flock of Whopping Cranes in a mock migration. Trinity and here classmates were participating in Monarch Madness, an annual event hosted by Fennessey Ranch and many partners. REFUGIO, Texas – This...
Science and Art Collide in a Unique Contest

Science and Art Collide in a Unique Contest

Flour Bluff Intermediate school students competed in the Trash to Treasure contest in categories of Dia de los Muertos and Creative. The goal of the project was to teach children about the impacts of marine debris. The winning sculptures will be...
Photo Journal through the Icy Antarctic

Photo Journal through the Icy Antarctic

Dr. Lee Fuiman takes a voyage to the icy Antarctic. His mission: Understand how Weddell seals navigate under Antarctic ice. Follow us on Facebook to track his journey. Dr. Fuiman and a team of researchers from four universities are trying to...
Sink or Swim for Your Meal

Sink or Swim for Your Meal

New research shows that diatoms can exhibit novel behavior. Diatoms are one of the earth's most important organisms and are responsible for up to 40% of ocean productivity. With no physical means to move, like a tail or cilia, scientists thought...
Erisman to Receive Prestigious Fellowship

Erisman to Receive Prestigious Fellowship

Dr. Brad Erisman will use the fellowship better understand fish spawning aggregations. Courtesy photo.The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced today that Dr. Brad Erisman is one of a select few recipients of its...
Lending Whoopers a Helping Hand

Lending Whoopers a Helping Hand

This is the fifth annual volunteer clean-up of the Refuge shoreline. Photo credit: Nancy Arnold, Rockport Birding and Kayak Adventures.This past Saturday, over 30 volunteers participated in the Annual Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Clean-Up. They help rid the shoreline and the...

Study Finds Natural Sunlight Affects Oil-Degrading Bacteria Composition and Dynamics

Dr. Hernando Bacosa works at the seawater filtration system aboard the R/V Pelican 2013 cruise to the Deepwater Horizon site in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo provided by Hernando Bacosa.Scientists at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute have demonstrated how...
A Decade of Research and Inspiration

A Decade of Research and Inspiration

Festival participants hunt for mud crabs among oysters at the National Estuaries Day festival and the Mission-Aransas Reserve's 10-year anniversary. This past Saturday, the Mission-Aransas Reserve celebrated its 10th anniversary on National Estuaries Day. The event was commemorated with a festival...
Connecting UT Libraries to the Coast and Back

Connecting UT Libraries to the Coast and Back

Colleen Lyon, Scholarly Communications Librarian at UT Libraries, covered the basics of copyright, transfer agreements associated with copyright, open access publishing and how to legally share research on online tools like ResearchGate and Academia.edu. Photo credit: Liz DeHart.After a year’s planning...
Taiwan and Texas - what their fish and ours have in common to survive

Taiwan and Texas - what their fish and ours have in common to survive

Graduate student, Joshua Lonthair, spends the summer finding out. This research trip was enabled and supported by the National Science Foundation’s East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Fellowship Program. Photo credit: Joshua Lonthair.Joshua just returned from a summer research trip to Taiwan,...
Check out our 3rd Quarter Newsletter

Check out our 3rd Quarter Newsletter

We hope that you had a great summer! Click on the following image to go to our electronic newsletter. Having trouble opening this e-newsletter? View this page in a browser window  
Teachers on the Estuary

Teachers on the Estuary

Katie Swanson, Stewardship Coordinator, talks to teachers Tammy Ladner and Liz Abel about the Reserve's marine debris monitoring program. Photo credit: Amanda Taylor.This summer, the University of Texas Marine Science Institute presented Teachers on the Estuary professional development workshops for 42...
Changing Ocean Literacy One Radio Station at a Time

Changing Ocean Literacy One Radio Station at a Time

Make sure to visit the website scienceandthesea.org to listen to or read about cool ocean facts. For the past ten years, the University of Texas Marine Science Institute has been bringing the wonders of the ocean to listeners across the world....
The Next Generation of Scientists

The Next Generation of Scientists

Henry Stanley of Port Aransas bonds with a juvenile black drum during a field trip to the CCA Marine Development Center operated by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department during the Summer Science program. Photo credit: Kylie Holt.Students from across the state...
Cover Article Sheds New Light on River-Ocean Connections in the Arctic

Cover Article Sheds New Light on River-Ocean Connections in the Arctic

McClelland and colleagues estimated river export of particulate organic carbon and nitrogen from a 20.5 million square kilometer land area (north of red line on map) that drains to the Arctic Ocean and surrounding seas. Data from coordinated sampling efforts between...
Student’s Scholarship Gets Noticed

Student’s Scholarship Gets Noticed

Three Semester by the Sea students, Lauren Rowsey, Martha Romero and Leighann Martin were recently awarded funds to attend a national scientific conference. The University of Texas Marine Science Institute hosts a Semester by the Sea program in the spring for...
2nd Quarter Newsletter

2nd Quarter Newsletter

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Wayne’s World: Biologists and Chemists Pay Tribute to Wayne Gardner

Wayne’s World: Biologists and Chemists Pay Tribute to Wayne Gardner

Dr. Wayne Gardner is Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute. At the recent ALSO meeting held in Sante Fe, New Mexico, a session entitled "Wayne's World" was held in his honor. Photo credit: Rudi Strickler, University of...
Trash or Treat?

Trash or Treat?

Students, Landon Jennings, Ryan Young, Elissa Hill, and Kiana McCue, participate in a beach cleanup on Mustang Island State Park. These 5th grade student are members of the Intermediate Nature Club at Flour Bluff Independent School District. Photo Credit: Jace Tunnell,...