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UTMSI Community Rebuilds Town and Research

UTMSI Community Rebuilds Town and Research


More than a month after Hurricane Harvey's eyewall passed directly over the University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) at Port Aransas, the Institute and its surrounding community are still recovering from the devastations brought by the Category 4 hurricane.

UTMSI, the oldest marine research facility on the Texas coast, sustained heavy damages to facilities, equipment and samples from the rainfall and winds. The professors, scientists, and people of the community are banding together to rebuild their town and their research.

"The science that goes on at the Marine Science Institute impacts not only the state of Texas, but impacts the whole globe," Georgia Neblett, UTMSI assistant director of external relations, said. "It will be a new normal, but this institute will be back, and it will become more important generationally as we become more dependent upon our coast and oceans."

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