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Marine biologist Joan Holt is helping to find sustainable ways to breed and buy saltwater aquarium species

Marine biologist Joan Holt is helping to find sustainable ways to breed and buy saltwater aquarium species

Joan Holt would like to see a day, in the not-too-distant future, in which the saltwater fish tanks at your local pet store have a big label slapped on them that says “Coral Safe.” “It’s the kind of thing that could transform the industry in the way that the idea of ‘organic’ has changed the…   » Continue Reading

Scientists, engineers and researchers contribute expertise to catastrophic BP oil spill

Scientists, engineers and researchers contribute expertise to catastrophic BP oil spill

As oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, The University of Texas at Austin is marshaling its expertise to respond. Engineers, scientists, researchers and other experts at the university are involved in a variety of efforts. They are modeling what could happen if a hurricane hits the oil spill, providing real-time satellite imagery…   » Continue Reading