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Mahi Heart Out of Water!

    From Story by Danielle Hall from Smithsonian Ocean  Under the lens of a microscope—in a shallow, glass well—spindly orbs pulse at regular intervals. They are, in fact, heart cells from a mahi-mahi fish, specially prepared with the precision and care required of a surgeon. A quick succession of shocks administered by fish scientist … Continued

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We are extremely proud and happy to introduce you to Dr. Jason Magnuson! It has been an honor to work with him and be a part of his Ph.D journey through RECOVER at the University of North Texas. We are excited to see what the future holds for him as he continues on into his … Continued

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Over the course of the past two months, we have released two videos – Mini Mahi Tags Part 1 and Tunnels and Tags: Mini Mahi Tags Part 2. These two videos are part of our three part video series featuring one of the innovative research projects being conducted by RECOVER team member, CJ McGuigan. At … Continued

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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

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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

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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

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