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SC&E Seminar Series

The SC&E Seminar Series is a high quality, diverse seminar series that serves to scientifically educate the SC&E community through inviting speakers from a variety of disciplines and career levels. The second goal of the SC&E Seminar Series is to promote interactions and collaborations between members of SC&E and between SC&E members and scientists from other institutions.

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Edens on the Edge

Photo: Edens on the EdgeThe documentary, Edens on the Edge, is Louisiana Sea Grant’s portrayal of the sheer phenomenal beauty of the state’s coastal refuges, wildlife and landscape, while serving as a reminder that many of these habitats are threatened due to forces such as coastal erosion, land subsidence and sea level rise. As such, this documentary is intended to serve as an educational tool for the general public while also serving as a valuable historical resource for future generations.

Dr. Earl Robicheaux, project supervisor
Bennet Rhodes, videographer/editor

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(206MB avi video file, length 21:59)

Coastal Change Oral History Project: Timmy Vincent Interview

Image: Timmy VincentIn this video, Louisiana Sea Grant research associate Darcy Wilkins travels to the Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary in Vermillion Bay to discuss coastal and cultural change, as experienced by Timmy Vincent, the caretaker of the Rainey sanctuary and a South Louisiana native. Louisiana’s coast is washing away, and as the land goes, so must the people. Coastal Louisiana has always been a unique conglomeration of peoples characterized by their resourcefulness, ingenuity, and the fundamental role in their everyday lives of the land beneath their feet and the water lapping against their hulls. But these waters are hungry, and as people retreat from unremitting voracity, incomparable cultures are being swallowed up with the land.

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(488MB avi video file, length 16:12)

National Sea Grant Communications Network fieldtrip/service project to New Orleans City Park

Photo: Caitlin Reilly talks to a group in New Orleans City Park.LSG AgCenter Extension Associate Caitlin Reilly (right) explains Louisiana’s subsidence issues as well as reasons for the flooding New Orleans experienced during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The recording was made Oct. 17, 2010, during a National Sea Grant Communications Network fieldtrip/service project to New Orleans City Park.

(3.66MB MP3 audio file, length 4:00)

Oil Contamination & Seafood Safety

In response to consumer concerns about oil contaminated seafood from the Gulf of Mexico reaching the marketplace, Louisiana Sea Grant has produced a short video outlining the precautions taken to ensure tainted shell and finfish don’t end up on the table.

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(28MB AVI file, video length 0:60)

A History of Louisiana Dried Shrimp

Photo: Shrimp drying. (black & white historic photo)When consumers today think of Louisiana shrimp, a fresh or quality frozen product comes to mind. But a century or more ago before flash freezing, interstate highways and airfreight, Louisiana shrimp meant dried shrimp. It’s high in protein, it tastes good, and it travels well. The following video provides a glimpse of Louisiana’s dried shrimp history.

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(45MB Windows Media Video file, video length 8:32)

Reflections on Chandeleur

Photo: Chandeleur Island LighthouseFormed more than 2,000 years ago, the Chandeleur Island chain has a colorful past – both geologically and in terms of human use. The shifting sands of these barrier islands in the northern Gulf of Mexico buffer the mainland of Louisiana and Mississippi against storm surge. They are a prized habitat for birds and aquatic animals and comprise the United States’ second-oldest national wildlife refuge. For more than a century, the Chandeleurs have been a favored destination for scientists, naturalists and anglers.

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Education Workshops

Sea Grant education presentations made during the 2009 Louisiana Science Teachers Association Conference.

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Grand Isle Diaries

Photo: Grand IsleGrand Isle is Louisiana’s only inhabited barrier island. As an early home to the pirate Jean Lafitte, the island has long maintained a sentimental and romantic place in the history of the Pelican State. Yet beyond the historical romance, Grand Isle serves as a literal buffer to the destructive hurricane forces for many inland communities such as Houma and New Orleans. The island is also the place of rest for migrating song birds headed north from Latin America in the spring. Taken together then, Grand Isle holds tremendous historical, environmental and cultural importance to Louisiana and the U.S.

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“I Am Louisiana Sea Grant”
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(2.53MB Windows Media Video file, 37 seconds)

Sea Gant employs the talents of a diverse number of people to support its mission of outreach, education and research. In the following video and audio interviews, Louisiana Sea Grant personnel and researchers discuss their backgrounds and how they help make a difference.

Robert Ray – Artist
(3.70MB MP3 audio file)
Melissa Daigle Lawyer
4MB MP3 audio file)
Jack Losso Food Scientist
(3.93MB MP3 audio file)
John Supan Shellfish Researcher
(3.27MB MP3 audio file)
Thu Bui Fisheries Extension Agent
4.38MB MP3 audio file)

Bycatch Reduction Devices

Louisiana Fisher Ray Brandhurst and Sea Grant Fisheries Agent Rusty Gaudé explain Bycatch Reduction Devices (BRDs).

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Louisiana Fisher Lance Nacio explains deck freezer system

Louisiana Fisher Lance Nacio, owner of Anna Marie Seafood shows his innovative flash freezer system that allows him to immediately freeze (and without chemicals) the wild-caught shrimp he sells to consumers, stores and restaurants.

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Wild caught shrimp and tailnets — Louisiana Fisher Lance Nacio

Lance Nacio talks about the importance of buying wild caught, local shrimp. He also discusses the technology used to reduce by-catch.

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Geographic Impact of Hurricanes

The following video presents a hurricane mapping activity designed to show the geographic reach of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The three and a half minute video shows how the relative area affected by the two hurricanes could impact other parts of the country if they were struck by a similar natural disaster.

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Accelerated Recovery in a Post-Disaster Environment

From the moment Hurricanes Katrina and Rita cleared, Louisiana Sea Grant personnel have been involved in recovery efforts that will continue for many more years. In those early days following the storms, Sea Grant had to redefine its role in a significantly altered coastal zone landscape. This 17-minute film examines Louisiana Sea Grant’s large- and small-scale recovery efforts.

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(22.9MB Windows Media Video file)

Louisiana Sea Grant's Rapid Response:
Accelerated Recovery in a Post-Disaster Environment
By Rod E. Emmer, Ph.D., Michael Liffmann and Lisa C. Schiavinato, J.D.

Download: RapidResponse.pdf (448KB PDF)

Sister Storms: A Louisiana Sea Grant Response

Sister Storms: A Louisiana Sea Grant ResponseOn August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated southeast Louisiana. Only a few weeks later on September 24, 2005, Hurricane Rita caused similar destruction on the state's southwest coast.

Nine months following the storms, south Louisiana still struggles with recovery.

This video chronicles the professional response and personal stories of three Marine Extension agents living and working in the areas affected by the storms.

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(19.81MB Windows Media Video file)

An Oral History of Louisiana Sea Grant

Established in 1968, Louisiana Sea Grant has played a significant role in coastal stewardship in the state. Two men who guided Louisiana Sea Grant for nearly 40 years are Dr. Jack Van Lopik, LSG’s first executive director who retired in 2005, and Ron Becker, associate executive director who has been with the program since 1970. In the accompanying audio files, they recall the founding of the program and its early years.

Photo: Dr. Jack Van Lopik
Photo: Ron Becker
Dr. Jack Van Lopik
Ron Becker
(29.12MB MP3 audio file)
(21.45MB MP3 audio file)


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