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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...
Graduate Student, Craig Connolly, is on a Roll

Graduate Student, Craig Connolly, is on a Roll

Craig Connolly travels to the Arctic to collect his research samples. Pictured here on beach runway in Kaktovik, Alaska. Courtesy photo.If you see Craig Connolly in the lab or around town he will probably be smiling. Craig is a graduate student...
Water wise wildlife garden is open for business

Water wise wildlife garden is open for business

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute is pleased to officially open the Water Wise Wildlife Garden to the public. This garden is a unique piece of landscaping that is designed to showcase native plants and their use for conserving water...
Summer is almost here and so are our Saturday programs!

Summer is almost here and so are our Saturday programs!

Summer break is upon us and we have many summer programs to keep your children's brains churning!   2016 Summer Sea Stars Program ScheduleSea Stars programs allow families with children aged 3-5 to be inspired by nature through programs at the University...
Student Spotlight: Matt Dzaugis

Student Spotlight: Matt Dzaugis

Congratulations to our new graduate, Matt Dzaugis! Matt just finished his master of science that helps us understand how climate can affect fish populations.  Matt Dzaugis just received his master of science in Dr. Bryan Black's laboratory. Courtesy photo.Matt Dzaugis Faculty...
2nd Annual Brundrett Research Symposium

2nd Annual Brundrett Research Symposium

8th grader, Tripp Collins, explains how he and his group studied how wind speed and cloud cover were related. Photo credit: Julia Plotkin.Over the course of the academic year, 8th graders from the Brundrett Middle School have been completing environmental sampling...
Student Spotlight: Claire Griffin

Student Spotlight: Claire Griffin

Congratulations to our newest graduate, Dr. Claire Griffin! Dr. Griffin completed her dissertation defense on Wednesday. We were able to catch up with her to learn more about her research. Claire Griffin Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Jim McClelland Research Area: Biogeochemistry Claire...
Student Spotlight: Shuting Liu

Student Spotlight: Shuting Liu

Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Zhanfei LiuCongratulations to our newest graduate, Dr. Shuting Liu! Dr. Liu completed her dissertation defense today. We were able to catch up with her to learn more about her research. Research Area: Organic Geochemistry Please tell us a...
Student Awardees of the Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting

Student Awardees of the Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting

Congratulations to the student awardees of the 12th Annual Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting: Oral presentation awardees Victoria Congdon, Nick Reyna, and Meredith Evans with oral presentation award sponsor, Ray Allen from the Coastal Bend Bay & Estuaries Program. (Poster awardees...
Extreme Swimmer takes Citizen Science to a New Level

Extreme Swimmer takes Citizen Science to a New Level

Tracy Villareal, Brett Baker and Ben Lecomte discuss sampling procedures for collecting phytoplankton and microbes during The Longest Swim.Extreme endurance athlete Ben Lecomte teams up with researchers at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute and others to promote ocean sustainability....
Shore and Beach Meeting

Shore and Beach Meeting

Executive Director, Derek Brockbank from the National American Shore and Beach Association gives the Texas contingent an update about the national priorities and issues. Credit: Sally Palmer, UTMSI. Dr. Jim Gibeaut from Texas A&M University, Harte Research Institute, leads participants on...
Cindy Faulk to Receive President's Outstanding Staff Award

Cindy Faulk to Receive President's Outstanding Staff Award

Ms. Cynthia K. Faulk will receive this year’s The University of Texas President's Outstanding Staff Award for her dedication to promoting advances in research and cultivating a learning atmosphere for the students and staff. Credit: Venus Mills, UTMSI.Cindy received both her...
Community lends a helping hand

Community lends a helping hand

Smiles were abundant this past Friday, when several local citizens and friends came out to get a little dirty by helping plant shrubs, trees, and grasses in the new Waterwise Wildlife Garden next to the Marine Science Education Center. Volunteers...
Check out our latest newsletter

Check out our latest newsletter

This year began with a bang! Click on the image below to view our newsletter in ISSUU, a digital library or download the pdf version. 
Christina Bonsell Awarded University Fellowship

Christina Bonsell Awarded University Fellowship

Christina regularly dives in the Arctic for her research, which can be full of animals including the giant isopod on her head, pictured here. Courtesy image.Christina Bonsell, a Ph.D. graduate student, was recently awarded a University of Texas continuing fellowship for...