Topic: Marine Science Institute

Potential of Oil-Eating Bacteria from BP Oil Spill Decoded

May 9, 2016
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Microbiologists have discovered the potential of bacteria that helped clean up the BP oil spill. 

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Mobile App Hopes to Answer Why Monarchs Are Out to Sea

Nov. 10, 2015
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How are UT researchers tracking monarch butterflies’ over-ocean migration pattern? There's an app for that.

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Spike in Sea Turtle Rescues Linked to Warming Gulf Waters

Oct. 9, 2014

WHAT: Rehabilitated Sea Turtle Release

WHEN: 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11
(The morning that the ABC program "Sea Rescue" features Texas sea turtles rescued by the University of Texas Marine Science Institute)

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Seahorse Heads Have a 'No Wake Zone' That's Made for Catching Prey

Nov. 26, 2013

Seahorses are slow, docile creatures, but their heads are perfectly shaped to sneak up and quickly snatch prey, according to marine scientists from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Texas May Be Feeding its Red Drum Fish More Than They Need, Say Researchers

Sept. 23, 2013

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Austin, TEXAS  It's not the chicken or the egg, but marine scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have answered a basic question about red drum fish and their eggs that may eventually help save the state of Texas a lot of money in hatcheries management and make fish farming more environmentally friendly.

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