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Edens on the Edge
The 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
Coastal Change Oral History Project: Timmy Vincent Interview
In 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.
National Sea Grant Communications Network fieldtrip/service project to 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.
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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.
A History of Louisiana Dried Shrimp
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.
Reflections on Chandeleur
Formed 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.
Sea Grant education presentations made during the 2009 Louisiana Science Teachers Association Conference.
Grand Isle Diaries
Grand 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.
“I Am Louisiana Sea Grant”
||Watch the Video (Available on YouTube)
(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
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||Melissa Daigle – Lawyer
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||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).
Louisiana Fisher Lance Nacio explains deck freezer system
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.
caught shrimp and tailnets — Louisiana Fisher Lance Nacio
talks about the importance of buying wild caught, local shrimp.
He also discusses the technology used to reduce by-catch.
Impact of Hurricanes
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.
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.
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.
Storms: A Louisiana Sea Grant Response
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.
following the storms, south Louisiana still struggles with recovery.
chronicles the professional response and personal stories of three
Marine Extension agents living and working in the areas affected
by the storms.
Oral History of Louisiana Sea Grant
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.
Jack Van Lopik
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