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Tony Amos

Region: Coastal Plain

Topics: Oceanography, Science, Gulf of Mexico


Mr. Amos is a researcher at the Marine Science Institute, an arm of the University of Texas based in Port Aransas, Texas. During the course of his career, he has been active in deep ocean research from the Indian Ocean to the Antarctic, focusing on designing, building and operating the instruments which collect information about the seas. His work has also taken him in other more landward directions: for example, he has acted as a witness to the ecology and development of Mustang Island, chronicling the flotsam and trash, from bleach bottles to messages in a bottle, and detailing the natural world, including the shore and migratory birds, as well as the turtles and marine mammals which come ashore.  Finally, he also finds time to run the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) in Port Aransas, where he, staff and volunteers provide shelter, food and care for injured birds and sea turtles.



March 2, 1997
Port Aransas, Texas
Reel 1005

Please see a brief Real Media video excerpt from our interview with Mr. Amos

Please see Mr. Amos' full  interview video or transcript.






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