Gulf Stories

Gulf Stories Moments is a project of Story Lab at the University of West Florida Innovation Institute and WUWF. Each week, Gulf Stories Moments brings listeners insightful and fascinating conversations with UWF scholars about the research they’re doing on the Gulf of Mexico. Topics include maritime history, archaeology, invasive species and logistics.

Christian Garman, outreach manager for Story Lab, hosts the discussion each Monday at 4:30 p.m.

Gulf Stories Moments is adapted from Mother Mother Ocean, a free online course that features the work UWF researchers are doing on the Gulf of Mexico. For more information about the course, visit uwf.edu/gulfstories.

In this week's Gulf Stories Moment, Dr. John Bratten, chair and associate professor of anthropology at the University of West Florida, discusses the types of shipwrecks that maritime archaeologists hope to find.  

 

In this week’s Gulf Stories Moment, Dr. Amy Mitchell-Cook, associate professor and chair of the Department of History at the University of West Florida, discusses the historical significance of the Luna shipwreck discoveries. 

In this week’s Gulf Stories Moment, Dr. Amy Mitchell-Cook, associate professor and chair of the Department of History at the University of West Florida, discusses the historical significance of the timber industry on the Gulf Coast. 

 In this week's Gulf Stories Moment, Dr. Scott Keller, professor of marketing, supply chain logistics and economics at the University of West Florida, discusses some of the problems associated with the congestion of ports. 

In this week's Gulf Stories Moment, Dr. Scott Keller, professor of marketing, supply chain logistics and economics at the University of West Florida, discusses how important location is to the success of a port. 

In this week’s Gulf Stories Moment, Dr. Bill Huth, a distinguished university professor with the University of West Florida, discusses the possibility of using food trucks to promote the consumption of invasive lionfish, which are pervasive in the Gulf of Mexico.   

In this week’s Gulf Stories Moment, Dr. Bill Huth, a distinguished university professor with the

University of West Florida, discusses Florida’s artificial reef system, including the sunken ships that draw divers and fishermen.

In this week's episode of Gulf Stories Moments, Dr. John Bratten, chair and associate professor of anthropology at the University of West Florida, talks about the challenges associated with recovering and displaying artifacts from historic shipwrecks.

In this week’s Gulf Stories Moment, Dr. John Bratten, chair and associate professor of anthropology at the University of West Florida, talks about the discovery of the Emanuel Point shipwrecks from Tristán de Luna y Arellano’s attempt in 1559 to establish a Spanish colony in Pensacola. Bratten also discusses local researchers’ efforts to find the Revolutionary War vessel HMS Mentor.