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Beneath Two Meters of Arctic Ice, Texas Scientists Will Seek Better Understanding of Carbon Cycling and Climate

Beneath Two Meters of Arctic Ice, Texas Scientists Will Seek Better Understanding of Carbon Cycling and Climate

Marine scientists will study coastal ecosystems in the Arctic throughout the year through a $1 million NSF grant.

Amos named 2010 Environmental Hero

Tony Amos, who started rescuing sea turtles off the Texas coast in 1982, was named a NOAA Environmental Hero last week for his role as the founder of the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) and Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve in Port Aransas, Texas. Amos’s ARK rescues, re...Tony Amos and a Texas terrapin

What’s Next for the Arctic Ocean?

Marine scientist Ken Dunton talks with Alaska Public Radio about the future of the Arctic Ocean. Listen online.

Marine Scientists Funded to Study 'Dead Zone'

PORT ARANSAS, Texas— University of Texas at Austin marine scientists have been awarded $781,000 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) to better understand how nutrient pollution from the Mississippi River affects the large area of low oxygen water called the “Dead Zone” in the Gulf of Mexico, and consequently its impact on comm...
Low Oxygen in Coastal Waters Impairs Fish Reproduction

Low Oxygen in Coastal Waters Impairs Fish Reproduction

Low oxygen levels in coastal waters interfere with fish reproduction by disrupting the fishes’ hormones, marine scientist Peter Thomas has found.