Buck Lab at Sea

Western Antarctic Peninsula - What Are They Doing?  The project focuses on an important group of photosynthetic algae in the Southern Ocean (SO), diatoms, and the roles associated bacterial communities play in modulating their growth.

Where Are They? The research team will be traveling on-board the icebreaker Nathaniel B. Palmer. The expedition will begin and end in Punta Arenas, Chile and traveling along Western Antarctic Peninsula.

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Going, going, GONE: Global Ocean Oxygen Network

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Oxygen is critical to the health of the planet. It impacts the cycles of carbon, nitrogen and other key elements, and is a fundamental requirement for marine life from the seashore to the greatest depths of the ocean.

Nevertheless, deoxygenation is worsening in the coastal and open ocean. This is mainly the result of human activities, whether through climate change (CO2-induced warming) or through increasing loads of nutrients in the water coming from industrial waste and other untreated discharges.

Brad Seibel of USF's College of Marine Science is a member of the newly formed Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE. This group is committed to providing a global and multidisciplinary view of deoxygenation, with a focus on understanding the full scale of the problem and offering scientific advice to policy makers to counter this concerning trend. A recent GO2NE meeting at UNESCO Headquarters, 7-9 September 2016, assembled coastal and open ocean scientists, modelers, and biological, chemical and physical oceanographers.

The meeting touched on various questions related to the Network’s scientific work as well as outreach and capacity building: how to facilitate communication with other established networks and working groups, improving observations systems, identifying and filling knowledge gaps, as well as developing related capacity development activities. GO2NE is moreover preparing a summary on deoxygenation for policy makers.

A wide range of actions are planned for the upcoming years to raise awareness on current and future impacts of declining oxygen concentrations on ocean and human health.

Photo: upper row – Brad Seibel, Andreas Oschlies, Veronique Garçon, Maciej Telszewski, Karin Limburg, Nancy Rabalais, Marilaure Gregoire(co-chair), Denise Breitburg (co-chair), Lisa Levin, Ivonne Montes, Grant Pitcher, Dimitri Gutierrez, Denis Gilbert; lower row - Wajih Naqvi, Daniel Con. (not pictured) Mike Roman. 

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Tuna is Delicious & Other Lessons Learned from the Japanese Longline Fishery

ST. PETERSBURG, FL -

Speaker: Dr. Robert Ahrens

Affiliation: University of Florida

Seminar Title: Tuna is Delicious & Other Lessons Learned from the Japanese Longline Fishery

When: Sept. 30, 2016 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Liz Herdter/Murawski Lab

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USF scientists find oil still present from 1979 Mexico spill similar to Deepwater Horizon

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - For 40 days, scientists aboard a Florida-based research vessel prowled the gulf waters, looking for signs of the past, hoping it would give them hints of the future.

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Rosenheim leads RPO Workshop at WHOI

ST. WOODS HOLE, MA - Brad Rosenheim teamed up with Dr. Ann McNichol, Dr. Valier Galy and others from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to offer the first Ramped PyrOx (RPO) workshop, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The event lasted one and a half days, and was attended by USF College of Marine Science (CMS) graduate student Cristina Subt and USF CMS professor Eugene Domack. All three USF attendees chaired panel discussions about the technique, a tool central to several investigations by the Southern Oceans group at USF CMS. The workshop will produce an article to Eos, the news outlet of the American Geophysical Union, and a white paper to NSF. 

Living Dead: Metabolic Arrest and the Control of Biological Time

ST. PETERSBURG -

Speaker: Dr. Ken Storey, Ph.D., F.R.S.C.

Affiliation: Professor of Biochemistry at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada Research Chair in Molecular Physiology

Seminar Title:

Living Dead: Metabolic Arrest and the Control of Biological Time -

Stresses, from drying to freezing to oxygen deprivation to extreme heat or cold can trigger ”the living dead" – 

animals that are alive but show no apparent life signs.

When: Sept. 23, 2016 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Brad Seibel (USFCMS)

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Detailed numerical modelling of fluid flow and morphodynamics with OpenFoam

ST. PETERSBURG -

Speaker: Dr. Niels Jacobson

Affiliation: Deltares

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

When: Sept. 15, 2016 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Patricia (Soupy) Dalyander (USGS)

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Crude Oil Plumes in Crossflow AND Underwater Flight by the Sea Butterfly

ST. PETERSBURG -

Speaker: Dr. David Murphy

Affiliation: University of South Florida College of Engineering

Seminar Title: Crude Oil Plumes in Crossflow AND Underwater Flight by the Sea Butterfly

When: Sept. 9, 2016 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Dr. Gary Mitchum

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CMS Alumni received FL Sea Grant’s Don Sweat Extension award

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Libby Carnahan, Florida Sea Grant agent for UF/IFAS Extension in Pinellas County, has been awarded the 2016 Don Sweat Sea Grant Extension Award.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 06 September 2016 18:32

Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - An essential component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) mission is to enhance ocean science literacy and enhance understanding why it is important to explore our little-known ocean world. To help fulfill this mission, the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection was developed to encourage educators and their students to become engaged with expeditions and discoveries made by the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer—America’s first Federal ship dedicated to ocean exploration.

Educators are invited to join NOAA OER facilitators to learn Why We Explore (Volume 1) and How We Explore (Volume 2) the deep ocean. Participants will learn about the importance of ocean exploration and the advanced technological capabilities of the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer used to explore the deep ocean. This 7-hour professional development will introduce standards-based, handson activities and online resources that guide classroom teaching and learning. Ocean health, sophisticated underwater mapping technologies, unique deep-sea ecosystems, remotely operated vehicles and telepresence are just a few of the topics covered.

Registration is required and space is limited. Educators will receive the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection Volume 1: Why Do We Explore? and Volume 2: How Do We Explore?, additional resources and a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation. Continental breakfast, lunch and a $75 stipend will be provided.

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