CMS Antarctic Researchers in Asia

Incheon, South Korea - Two CMS students, Cristina Subt and Theresa King, along with professor Eugene Domack, recently ventured to a meeting with the Korean Polar Research Institute in Incheon to organize future research expeditions aboard the South Korean ice breaker, Araon. From there, the group traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and attended the Scientific Committee of Antarctic Research (SCAR) meeting from August 20-30, 2016. This meeting is an international meeting bringing together representatives of all nations actively conducting research in Antarctica.

Cristina Subt presented a poster on her recent research, and Dr. Domack and Theresa King both presented oral presentations of their research at the meeting. Theresa King received best overall oral presentation for early career scientist. 

Showbox is now Availbale for Apple Devices

Showbox for iPad

Showbox is an amazing app that lets you watch movies and other online videos by streaming them on any device you want. Some of the apps we have are not supported in iPad but we somehow want them on our iPad. Showbox is one such app that doesn't support iPad but we have workarounds that can help you download Showbox on your iPad and enjoy movies, shows and other videos that you love. It is one of the best apps to stream online video and no other alternative comes close when we need to watch our favorite movies. It is the best app for movie lovers who can't wait to stream the movies they like on the devices they want. An iPad has a huge retina screen with great resolution that displays every pixel beautifully. Get the Showbox app for iPad and enjoy a delightful watching experience.

Though you can't directly get Showbox on the App store for your iPad, you definitely can follow the below procedure to have Showbox on your iPad.

Install Showbox on iPad

  1. To install the Showbox app on iPad, you need to first download another app called vShare.
  2. So the first step would be to get vShare on your iPad.
  3. Install it just like any other app you would do and open it.
  4. After you open the vShare app, you have to select the Download Unjail broken button to download it.
  5. When you are asked to trust the publisher of the app, choose to trust it.
  6. Then go on the main screen and you'll find the vShare app there.
  7. Open it and in the search bar type 'Movie Box', you'll find the app and then choose to download it.
  8. Follow the same process to download the Movie Box app like you did for vShare and you'll soon have it in your iPad.
  9. After it is installed, you are done.

Thats it now you can enjoy all EDucation and Movies on your mobile with this app

USF Scientists Spend 40 Days At Sea Looking For Evidence Of Oil

TAMPA, FL - The University Beat radio report on the College of Marine Science’s latest work in the Gulf of Mexico will air on WUSF 89.7 FM on Tuesday, August 23 at 6:45 a.m., 8:45 a.m. and 5:44 p.m. It will also run on WSMR 89.1 and 103.9 FM Monday, August 29 a little after 10:25 p.m., following Florida Matters.

The radio report will be online Tuesday at and They are planning on running a similar story on WUSF TV’s half-hour University Beat program next month. 

MBON helps to understand the Mortality Event in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Sport divers found green, hazy water, huge patches of white mats coating corals and sponges, and dead animals littering the bottom of East Flower Garden Bank in the Gulf of Mexico. The scientists believe that a large-scale mortality event of unknown cause is under way on the bank. A response plan is being developed with partners and a series of cruises will be scheduled to collect water and biological samples from both the East and West Flower Garden Banks.  Dr. Frank Muller-Karger, Digna Rudea Roa and team at USF, and part of MBON, jumped into help by comparting NASA MODIS Chlorophyll-a product “climatology” and some recent MODIS and VIRS chl derived individual passes with methods developed under MBON.  See the images:,  NOAA SUOMI VIIRS image for 16 July 2016:

USGS Science Center Increases Support of USF Oceanography Camp for Girls

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Each summer the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center sponsors the University of South Florida (USF) Oceanography Camp for Girls, a three-week summer program developed in the 1990s to inspire and motivate young women entering high school to consider career opportunities in the sciences.

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Seminar Schedule Fall 2016

* Fridays at 3:30 PM, MSL Conference Room, (MSL 134)
Note: Some seminars are scheduled for Thursday (3:30PM, MSL 134)


Aug. 26, 2016

Faculty Seminars - Faculty Seminar Flyer


Sept. 2, 2016

Speaker: Cory Krediet

Affiliation: Eckerd College

Title: Corals and their microbial symbionts: a model systems approach       

Host: Mya Breitbart

Sept. 9, 2016

Speaker: David Murphy

Affiliation: University of South Florida College of Engineering

Title: TBD

Host: Gary Mitchum


Sept. 15, 2016

Speaker: Neils Jacobson

Affiliation: Deltares

Title: Detailed numerical modelling of fluid flow and morphodynamics with OpenFoam

Host: Patricia (Soupy) Dalyander (USGS)


Sept. 22-23, 2016

Speaker: TBD

Affiliation: TBD

Title: TBD

Host: TBD


Sept. 30, 2016

Speaker: Robert Ahrens

Affiliation: University of Florida

Title: TBD

Host: Liz Herdter/Murawski Lab


Oct. 7, 2016

Speaker: Alumni speakers (TBD)

Affiliation: TBD

Title: TBD

Host: Howard Rutherford


Oct. 14, 2016

Speaker: Carlos Moffat

Affiliation: Colgate University

Title: The Ocean and Glacier Retreat in Patagonia

Host: Eugene Domack


Oct. 20-21, 2016

Speaker: Matthew Nicotra

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh

Title: Allorecognition: How a cnidarian tells friend from foe   

Host: Larry Dishaw


Oct. 25, 2016 (Tuesday)

Speaker: Esa-Matti Tastula

Affiliation: CMS Alumni and Sacket Prize Recipient

Title: CMS Alumni and Sacket Prize Recipient

Host: Boris Galperin


Oct. 28, 2016

Speaker: Joel Fodrie

Affiliation: UNC Chapel-Hill

Title: Has warming, oil pollution, and fishing dramatically altered    coastal ecosystems in the northern Gulf of Mexico?

Host: Chris Stallings


Nov. 3, 2016

Speaker: Arvind Varsani

Affiliation: Arizona State University

Title: TBD

Host: Mya Breitbart & Karyna Rosario


Nov. 17-18, 2016

Speaker: Andre J. van der Westhuysen

Affiliation: NOAA NWS/NCEP/Environmental Modeling Center

Title: TBD

Host:  Joseph Long (USGS)


Dec 2, 2016

Speaker: Heather Leslie

Affiliation: Darling Marine Center, University of Maine

Title: TBD

Host: Marcy Cockrell/Murawski Lab


Training Fijians to Monitor their Coral Reefs

Viti Levu, Fiji - "With the support of USAID’s Pacific-American Climate Fund (PACAM), the University of South Florida is training local mapping experts from the University of Fiji to utilize advanced geographic information system (GIS) platform services. The system’s satellite imagery provides a tool for rapid and accurate assessments that can be compared over time and with other locations. This will improve the University of Fiji’s mapping techniques for future research and environmental impact assessments. The team visited the project sites in Fiji and reviewed field data collection and verification procedures."

"Through USAID/PACAM’s grant to the Developing Base Maps of Tropical Aquatic Resources in the Pacific project, PACAM is helping the University of Fiji to use GIS technology in mapping and monitoring the reefs surrounding Votua Ba and Maui Bay on the Fijian island of Viti Levu. This project will enable the Fijian government and the communities to protect their coastal and marine resources for the future." - quoted from USAID Weekly Update newsletter. 

Sea Level Rise in Florida: Science, Impacts, and Options

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Sea levels are rising - globally and in Florida. Climatologists, geologists, oceanographers, and the overwhelming majority of the scientific community expect a continuation of this trend for centuries to come due to climate change, ocean warming, and ice mass loss.

While Florida’s natural history indicates that there is nothing new about the changing elevation of the sea, what is new is its accelerating pace. Also new—and alarming—is the ever-growing, immobile human infrastructure near the coasts: high-rise condos, suburban developments, tourist meccas, and international metropolises. In a state where much of the landscape is topographically low and underlain by permeable limestone, the stakes are particularly high. Modern-day sea level rise, with potential impacts to large land areas and populations, poses unprecedented challenges for sustainability, urban planning, and political action.

This book offers an in-depth examination of the cycle of sea levels in the past and the science behind current measurements and future projections. The authors assess the most likely range of sea level rise in Florida based on a synthesis of projections for the next hundred years. They also discuss ongoing and potential consequences for natural marine and coastal systems and how we can begin to plan strategically for the inevitable changes.

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Rising Tides - Summer 2016

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - It's been an exciting and eventful summer here at USF College of Marine Science. Here are some of the highlights in the Rising Tides Magazine, Summer 2016 edition. 

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USF-led Marine Science Research Group to Begin 40-Day Expedition Studying Gulf of Mexico Oil Spills

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Researchers from the University of South Florida College of Marine Science, along with colleagues representing institutions across the country and internationally, are set to embark on a 40-day research cruise through the Gulf Mexico to gather key data that will provide a more complete understanding of the destructive effects from two significant oil spills.

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