Scroll
Play Video

Drumming into Life with Newton Rayzor Elementary

Dr. Aaron Roberts, a co – principal investigator with the RECOVER consortium and based out of the University of North Texas, brought larval fish and oil spill science into the classroom at Newton Rayzor Elementary. During this 2 – week outreach program, Dr. Roberts went into the first grade classroom of Mrs. McGary and aided … Continued

Read More

Story by Maggie Dannreuther Laboratory studies at the University of Miami suggest that exposure to Deepwater Horizon oil may have negatively affected heart function in mahi-mahi, reducing their ability to swim efficiently. Lela Schlenker is expanding that research to investigate if and how oil exposure alters the way mahi-mahi migrate and respond to predators and … Continued

Read More

Last month, we released Mini Mahi Tags Part 1. This video featured the different methods being used to assess the metabolic cost and behavioral changes in captive mahi that are carrying pop – up satellite archival tags (PSATs). Wildlife Computers, developer of our PSAT tags, designed a scaled down, non – data collecting “mini” tags … Continued

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More