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Study Finds Oil, UV Radiation, and Temperature Affect Mahi Survival Processes

Story by Maggie Dannreuther Researchers conducted exposure experiments with mahi-mahi embryos using oil, ultraviolet (UV) radiation, and temperature to determine how multiple stressors affect their survival. Compared to controls, exposed embryos floating near the ocean’s surface started to sink sooner and at faster rates, which intensified at higher temperatures. The embryos also exhibited higher oxygen … Continued

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This past April, Dr. Rachael Heuer, a postdoctoral researcher with the RECOVER consortium, went back to her teaching roots and visited Easy Bay High School in Gibsonton, Florida. Dr. Heuer taught Biology, Ecology, and Advanced Placement Environmental Science at the school from 2007 – 2010, prior to beginning her graduate degree with the Grosell Lab … Continued

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On April 19th, RECOVER collaborated with fellow Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative consortium CARTHE to present a screening of their documentary Dispatches from the Gulf 2. This is the second installment in their documentary series that follows the research, recovery and restorative practices within the Gulf of Mexico in the years after the 2010 Deepwater … Continued

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Over the course of the next three months, RECOVER will begin preparing for our 15 day research cruise in the Gulf of Mexico, where we will continue to use PSATs (popup satellite archival tags) on wild mahi – mahi. As in the past, this will allow us to continue recording more data on mahi location, … Continued

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On April 19th, please join us at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science campus auditorium for a screening of the documentary, Dispatches from the Gulf 2.  This film, narrated by Matt Damon, brings the viewer on an experience into the incredible stories and research of those that are studying the environmental impacts … Continued

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Over the past three years, Dan DiNicola developed the amazing outreach program for RECOVER, that we have today. As of this past February, Dan has left RECOVER to relocate to the west coast of the US. Some of his many accomplishments are creating the original and updated RECOVER websites (http://recoverconsortium.org); developing, producing and launching the … Continued

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