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NSU Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography have big showings at recent international science conferences.


The DEEPEND (Deep Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico) project, a consortium of 15 institutions headed by Dr. Tracey Sutton (DoMES), had a tremendous showing at the recent Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science (GoMOSES) Conference  in New Orleans, February 5-10.  DEEPEND contributed 31 talks and posters, including presentations by NSU graduate students (Lindsay Freed, Richard Hartland, Nina Pruzinsky, and Matt Woodstock), postdocs (Andrea Bernard, Cole Easson, and Rosanna Milligan), and Faculty/Staff (April Cook, Kim Finnegan, Matt Johnston, Joe Lopez, Tammy Frank, Mahmood Shivji, and Tracey Sutton). Dr. Sutton chaired the GoMOSES session “Recovery from the Bottom Up: Rates, Processes and Connectivity in the Deep Gulf of Mexico.” NSU students Mike Novotny, Nina Pruzinsky, and Matt Woodstock kindly served as session volunteers during the meeting. Following GoMOSES, DEEPEND had an additional 10 presentations at the 2017 AGU/ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Honolulu, HI. NSU presenting authors included April Cook, Tammy Frank, Matt Johnston, Joe Lopez, Rosanna Milligan, Mahmood Shivji. and Tracey Sutton. Drs. Milligan and Sutton chaired the ASLO session “Vertical Connectivity of the Pelagic Ocean: Understanding the Function and Services of Intermediate Trophic Levels.” In between these two meetings, Dr. Sutton co-authored a presentation at the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2017 Annual Meeting in Boston entitled “Ecological Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon and IXTOC-I Marine Blowouts.”

Photos from the 2017 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference


Creep into the DEEPEND Summer...

02 March 2017

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GOM Exploration Teacher Worksh...

23 January 2017

We had a great turn out of 23 teachers at TAMU Galveston for the third Gulf of Mexico Exploration t...

Marine Navigation Lesson Plan

09 January 2017

We are pleased to present you with the fourth in a series of teaching and learning modules develope...

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show a Su...

07 November 2016

Thanks to all who stopped by the DEEPEND booth at the Fort Lauderdale Boat show. The show was a succ...

Life and Death in the Deep Oce...

01 November 2016

The club is honored to have Professor Tracey Sutton speak about his research. He is the director an...

DEEPEND at the Fort Lauderdale...

01 November 2016

DEEPEND scientists will share information at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show about deep-sea organisms...

Meet the Tiny Bacteria That Gi...

01 November 2016

A close up profile of an adult anglerfish female from the Linophryne family collected in the northe...

Update 10-21-16: Science in th...

21 October 2016

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Follow DEEPEND's Trickle of Tw...

19 October 2016

Follow DEEPEND on twitter with the hashtags #scaryfish and #DEEPEND from now until Halloween! Talk...

Florida Branch of the American...

18 October 2016

NSU MS graduate student Lindsay Freed presented preliminary DEEPEND angler fish symbyosis data in th...

DEEPEND Retreat

27 September 2016

A DEEPEND retreat was held on the campus of University of South Florida, St. Petersburg on September...

Researchers shed light on Deep...

26 September 2016

It has been six years since the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill dumped millions of barrels of oil into t...

Grad Student Max Weber Fishes...

14 September 2016

There are hundreds of deep-pelagic fish species in the Gulf of Mexico, but we know very little about...

Data Manager Matt Johnston Att...

06 September 2016

Dr. Matt Johnston, data manager for the DEEPEND Consortium, attend the annual data manager conferenc...

Joe Lopez and Cole Easson Pres...

05 September 2016

Drs. Joe Lopez and Cole Easson presented a paper titled "Pelagic microbial community dynamics in nor...

Blazing Mako Tournament

20 June 2016

The DEEPEND Consortium had an interactive outreach booth at the Blazing Mako Fishing Tournament’s C...

Joint Meeting of Ichthyologist...

20 June 2016

Four DEEPEND scientists presented their work at the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologis...

Sport Fishing Magazine Feature...

13 June 2016

25 Deep-Sea Creatures That Will Creep You Out - These predators from the depths of the Gulf of Mexic...

World Oceans Day Festival

11 June 2016

On June 8th, 2016 two DEEPEND members from Texas A&M University at Galveston attended the first...

Journey to Planet Earth: Dispa...

11 June 2016

On April 29, 2016 ADDOMEx hosted a screening of “Journey to Planet Earth: Dispatches from the Gulf”...

Creep into the DEEPEND: Deep-P...

06 June 2016

The Oceanscape Network at the Oregon Coast Aquarium has joined forces with WhaleTimes Inc. for an ex...

The Strange Scanning Eyes of a...

24 May 2016

We know about many bizarre visual characteristics of animals living in the dim light of the deep sea...

GOMRI Features DEEPEND : Smith...

28 April 2016

The Smithsonian posted an article about deep-sea research, using eye-popping photography to make the...

DEEPEND Cruise DP03 sets sail...

24 April 2016

The DEEPEND Crew will be setting sail this Friday, April 30th for their third midwater trawling rese...

Leading By Example: Communicat...

25 February 2016

Dr. Tracey Sutton, Director and Principal Investigator of the Deep Pelagic Nekton Dynamics Consortiu...

Dr. Heather Judkins of USF on...

25 February 2016

Dr. Heather Judkins, Co-PI, spoke with WTUL news at the GoMOSES conference in Tampa, Florida about d...

Dr. Joe Lopez Discusses DEEPEN...

25 February 2016

Dr. Joe Lopez gave an overview talk on the DEEPEND Consortium and the Lopez lab to the NSU Lifelong...

Teacher at Sea Chosen for DEEP...

25 February 2016

Christia Hewlett is a teacher at Sheridan Hills Christian School where she teaches Marine Biology a...

GOM Exploration Teacher Worksh...

23 February 2016

"Exploring the Gulf of Mexico Teacher Workshop" sponsored by the DEEPEND team happened on Saturday,...

New anglerfish species chosen...

06 January 2016

DEEPEND researchers found three specimens of a new species of anglerfish, Lasiognathus dinema, at de...

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We had a great turn out of 23 teachers at TAMU Galveston for the third Gulf of Mexico Exploration teacher workshop! Teachers learned about DEEPEND science and brought lesson plans and other resources back to their schools to share with colleagues and their students.

Thank you, Texas for a great event!