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Heather Judkins of USF on Deepwater Squid in the Gulf of Mexico
by wtul news
Thursday Mar 3rd, 2016 10:41 AM
We caught up with Dr Heather Judkins of USF at GOMRI 2016 in Tampa, Fl.
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We caught up with Dr Heather Judkins of USF at GOMRI 2016 in Tampa, Fl. Dr Judkins taught us about DEEPEND and USF's recent work documenting the 138 species in the Gulf using nets that search the water more than 4500 feet below the surface. There are many squid that stay at certain depths, and some that migrate up and down in the water depending on the time of day. Usually solitary, deepsea squid are major 'energy highways' that play an important ecological role by integrating the food web--Squid comb the waters for many kinds of food--from small organisms up to organisms their size, and in turn, are eaten by large mammals of the Gulf like Dolphins and Whales.

"There are thousands and thousands of beaks in one part of a sperm whale's stomach."

Dr Judkins was kind enough to offer her strategy on how to uncover what role squid are playing in a 4000 square kilometer area off the Mississippi Canyon where sperm whales have not been feeding.

http://www.usfsp.edu/blog/tag/heather-judkins/
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Earlier this year, thanks to Southwings.org and pilot Ken Knevel, Vanishing Earth had the privilege to take a flight over the Mississippi River flood

Earlier this year, thanks to Southwings.org and pilot Ken Knevel, Vanishing Earth had the privilege to take a flight over the Mississippi River flood with N.Y. Times Best Selling Author, John Barry. Mr. Barry is the author of “Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 And How It Changed America” and a former member of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East and the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. Included below are several short aerial video clips from our flight. After the flight, we sat down with Mr. Barry for an interview:
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Dr Ian MacDonald talks with WTUL about chemosynthetic seeps at the bottom of the Gulf

5. Ian MacDonald
Professor
Florida State University
Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Science
imacdonald [at] fsu.edu

https://agu.confex.com/agu/os16/meetingapp.cgi/Person/35271

"at these sites, there are ecosystems supported by asphalt"
"Deep sea organisms, with the help of bacteria and archea, are exceedingly clever at extracting energy from chemical sources"
"Life is incredibly adaptive"
§Wtul News and Views interviews Chris Esposito on River Deposition
by wtulnews Thursday Mar 3rd, 2016 11:37 PM
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. Christopher Esposito
Graduate Student
Tulane University
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
cesposit [at] tulane.edu

https://agu.confex.com/agu/os16/meetingapp.cgi/Person/12915

. Christopher Esposito
Graduate Student
Tulane University
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
cesposit [at] tulane.edu

https://agu.confex.com/agu/os16/meetingapp.cgi/Person/12915
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4. Krista Jankowski
Graduate Student
Tulane University
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
kjankows [at] tulane.edu

https://agu.confex.com/agu/os16/meetingapp.cgi/Person/48207

4. Krista Jankowski
Graduate Student
Tulane University
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
kjankows [at] tulane.edu

https://agu.confex.com/agu/os16/meetingapp.cgi/Person/48207
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