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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

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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,...
An Ocean Oil Spill Science Legacy

An Ocean Oil Spill Science Legacy

There have been two large scale oil spills over the past 4 decades in the Gulf of Mexico. The Ixtoc I spill in 1979 off the coast of Carmen, Mexico released 3.5 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf, and...
U.S. Department of State International Guests

U.S. Department of State International Guests

PORT ARANSAS, Texas – The U.S. Department of State invited seven up-and-coming leaders from the around the globe to collaborate and learn about U.S. fisheries and management of our oceans. Last week's stop in Texas featured a visit of the research...
Summer Science Spots Available June 13-17

Summer Science Spots Available June 13-17

UT Summer Science is an exciting, inquiry-based learning experience for students entering 3rd through 8th grade. Working alongside marine scientists from the University of Texas, students will experience science outside of the classroom. By the end of the program, students...
Telling time with Bones, Shells and Scales

Telling time with Bones, Shells and Scales

Thirty-six participants from fifteen different countries attended the second workshop on Growth-increment Chronologies in Marine Fish: climate-ecosystem interactions in the North Atlantic. The meeting was held this past April at the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies headquarters in Esporles on the...
Catching up with alumni Dr. Nancy Rabalais

Catching up with alumni Dr. Nancy Rabalais

Dr. Nancy Rabalais is the Executive Director and Professor at Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium as well as one of UTMSI’s most distinguished alumni. She received the MacArthur “genius” Fellow award in 2012. Since her graduation from UTMSI in 1983, Nancy has...
Too Much of a Good Thing - Carbon from Permafrost in Mackenzie River Basin

Too Much of a Good Thing - Carbon from Permafrost in Mackenzie River Basin

Carbon is an essential building block for all living things on Earth, and carbon-containing compounds in the ocean and atmosphere control ocean acidity and global climate. Scientists from the University of Alberta, United State Geological Survey, Northwest Territories Geological Survey, and...