Oxygen Minimum Zones expanding

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Recent research suggests that oxygen levels are declining, and oxygen minimum zones expanding, throughout the world's oceans as a result of climate change. Members of the Seibel lab have just returned from a month-long cruise aboard the R/V Sikuliaq in the Eastern Tropical Pacific studying the low-oxygen tolerance of marine animals. Zooplankton in this region display the lowest critical oxygen levels (highest tolerance) of any animals ever measured and live on the edge of oxygen limitation. 

Marine Science Happy Hour Networking - Feb. 21 2017

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Our next Tampa Bay Area Marine Science Networking Happy Hour will be tomorrow Tuesday February 21, 4:30-6:30pm at Green Bench Brewing Company, 1133 Baum Ave N, St Petersburg, FL 33705!  The event is self pay and name tags will be provided. You can park at street meters.  Find a potential employer or collaborator, a new grad student, a new major professor - or just meet other science professionals outside your office, because networking is not just for when you are not working. Please share this notice and join us - and bring your ocean science professional friends and colleagues.

PS: For those of us who knew Vembu Subramanian, we will have a special toast about 6pm in honor of his life well-lived, but which ended far too soon – Green Bench was one of his favorite places.

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Coastal and Operational Forecasting Research at The Davidson Laboratory

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Speakers/Affiliations: Alan Blumberg, Stevens Institute of Technology

Seminar Title: Coastal and Operational Forecasting Research at The Davidson Laboratory

When: Feb. 23, 2017 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Robert Weisberg

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Announcing ANGARI: A New and Innovative Platform for Ocean Research and Public Outreach

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Speakers/Affiliations: Angela Rosenberg, President, ANGARI Foundation, Inc.

Seminar Title: Announcing ANGARI: A New and Innovative Platform for Ocean Research and Public Outreach

When: Feb. 21, 2017 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Mark Luther

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Detection of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation and tropical storm activity during the last 2900 years using Beppu Bay anoxic sediment cores

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Speakers/Affiliations: Masanobu Yamamoto (Hokkaido University) & Leonid Polyak (Byrd Polar Research Center, the Ohio State University)

Seminar Title: Detection of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation and tropical storm activity during the last 2900 years using Beppu Bay anoxic sediment cores

When: Feb. 20, 2017 3:00pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Brad E. Rosenheim

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SALSA - C and life in Antarctic subglacial lakes

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - NSF has funded USF College of Marine Science researchers to probe the nature of organic carbon in the water column and the sediment beneath subglacial Lake Mercer in Antarctica. The lake sites beneath over 1 km of ice and is episodically drained and filled by subglacial flow of water from the Mercer Ice Stream. USF researchers are part of an international group that will probe the lake for life after accessing it through the thick ice sheet. Water chemistry, sedimentary microbes, and the nature of the organic carbon within the sediments will be targeted for information about how life thrives and how carbon is cycled in these remote, isolated ecosystems. Of fundamental importance is analysis of whether marine carbon sources are the basis of life in these lakes as they may have had past incursions of marine water.
The project website is www.salsa-antarctica.org

Susan Snyder receives the 2017 Admiral James Watkins award

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Congratulations to Susan Snyder, CMS Ph.D. student for receiving the 2017 Admiral James Watkins best student paper at the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Conference, last week in New Orleans.  Susan’s talk was titled:  “Forming a Gulf-Wide Dataset of PAH Exposure and Accumulation in Benthic-Dependent Teleosts”. Also, congratulations to all CMS students, researchers and faculty who participated in, and presented talks and posters at the conference.

Linkages between the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, the Gulf Stream and the Atmosphere: circulation, heat content and air-sea interaction

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Speaker: Dr. Luanne Thompson

Affiliation: University of Washington

Seminar Title: Linkages between the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, the Gulf Stream and the Atmosphere: circulation, heat content and air-sea interaction

When: Feb. 14, 2017 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Amelia Shevenell

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Improving Estimates of Earth’s Energy Imbalance

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Speaker: Dr. Greg Johnson

Affiliation: NOAA PMEL

Seminar Title: Improving Estimates of Earth’s Energy Imbalance

When: Feb. 13, 2017 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Don Chambers

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Sources and Reactivity of Terrestrial Organic Carbon

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Speaker: Katie Schreiner

Affiliation: Large Lakes Observatory at the University of Minnesota Duluth

Seminar Title: Sources and Reactivity of Terrestrial Organic Carbon to the Colville River Delta, Beaufort Sea, Alaska

When: Feb. 10, 2017 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Brad E. Rosenheim

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