HRI and KEDT present "Dispatches from the Gulf"

Press Release

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill remains one of the largest environmental disasters in Gulf of Mexico history and we're still learning about the long-term impacts to our ecosystem. However, out of disaster came opportunity, and the infusion of resources funneled toward research into the Gulf environment and the spill's immediate and long-term impacts created a unique opportunity to learn more about the Gulf of Mexico than we ever have before. 

Learn more about the latest science coming out of this Gulf research revolution, as KEDT and the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies present an encore of the first episode and premiere the second episode of "Dispatches from the Gulf," a documentary in PBS's Journey to Planet Earth series.

Dispatches from the Gulf 1  will air at 8 p.m.Thursday, May 24

Dispatches from the Gulf 2  will air at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 31 

"Dispatches 2" is the sequel to the award-winning documentary "Dispatches from the Gulf 1: Science * Community * Recovery"

Experience remarkable stories from the unprecedented scientific mission to comprehensively study the impact of Deepwater Horizon and find new ways to ease the devastation. Includes the never-before-documented drama of bottlenose dolphins struggling to survive, and the capture of one of the world’s largest predatory sharks. Some of the questions answered in the documentary include:

  • Why are so many pregnant dolphins losing their young?
  • Why did much of the oyster population in Louisiana disappear?
  • Did Deepwater Horizon oil affect the health of sharks?
  • Did the use of dispersants help mitigate the impact of the oil spill?
  • Will we now be able to predict where ocean currents will carry the oil that results from future spills?