2017-05-18 / Island Life

A close look


Courtesy photo by Nicole Pringle Courtesy photo by Nicole Pringle Port Aransan Wallis Starr and her children, Hawken, 6, and Olivia, 8, check out sargassum seaweed during a program at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute on Saturday, May 13. The program, ‘Floating Habitat, a Balancing Act,’ was held in the Explorer Lab at the institute’s Marine Science Education Center. Institute scientists shared their research about floating nurseries such as sargassum and explained how the Deepwater Horizon oil spill impacted the habitat and the animals that depend on it.

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