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University researchers scoured the Gulf of Mexico to better understand the crustaceans that lived there.

The bounty of their four-decade effort: a collection of 100,000 specimens acquired recently by the Smithsonian Institution.

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Do ghost shrimp and razor clams help oil spill recovery? That’s what University biologists want to know.

Their research aims to identify if these coastal creatures act as frontline custodians that clean up following environmental disasters.

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Biology doctoral student Paige Byerly listens for the call of the wild.

Sound recordings and field work enable Byerly to track the effects of oil spills, land loss and storms on birds that call the Gulf coast home.

January 23rd, 2020

Churchill paintings at Hilliard flesh out picture of complex man

As prime minster of Great Britain, Sir Winston Churchill helped Allied Forces win World War II. When he wasn’t making... Read More ➝
January 21st, 2020

Alligator research prompts surprising finds in Gulf ecosystem

Researchers at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are among a team of marine biologists that made two unexpected... Read More ➝
January 15th, 2020

UL Lafayette is Official Higher Ed Partner of N.O. Saints and Pelicans

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has gone pro – twice. The New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans... Read More ➝

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