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Rising Tides Newsletter, December 2021

Rising Tides December 2021

View some of the highlights in the Rising Tides Newsletter, December 2021 edition.

December 15, 2021Rising Tides Newsletter

Insights into how the West Antarctic Ice Sheet responded to a warmer climate millions of years ago could improve predictions of its future. Here, USF College of Marine Science Associate Professor, Amelia Shevenell, chief sedimentologist, and Victoria University (NZ) Associate Professor and Antarctic Research Center Director, Rob McKay, co-chief scientist, examine sediment recovered from the Ross Sea during International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 374 in 2018 (Credit: Mark Leckie)

Study of Antarctic ice’s deep past shows it could be more vulnerable to warming

In a study published today in Nature , an international team of scientists, including USF College of Marine Science (USF CMS) Associate Professor Amelia Shevenell and graduate student Imogen Browne, documented the evolution of Antarctica’s ice sheets about 20 million years ago.

December 15, 2021News

USF College of Marine Science in the News

CMS in the News 2021

The USF College of Marine Science news team is dedicated to sharing USF CMS's story to a global audience. View CMS in the news for 2021.

December 15, 2021CMS in the News

‘Living Shoreline’ being built on St. Pete waterfront to protect area from continued erosion

‘Living Shoreline’ being built on St. Pete waterfront to protect area from continued erosion

Volunteers are working to build a “living shoreline” along an area of Lassing Park in St. Pete to help protect and restore the waterfront.

December 15, 2021Resiliency News

USF CMS sunset

CMS faculty on list of high impact researchers ranked worldwide

An update to a study by Elsevier and Stanford University shows a strong showing from faculty at the USF College of Marine Science.

December 13, 2021Blogs and Perspectives

A simplified diagram of the polony method.

Gokushoviruses – viruses that show that, in the ocean, size doesn’t matter

Viruses have been getting a bad rap lately, but viruses are essential to many processes in the oceans.

December 13, 2021News

USF marine scientists launch first mission to map Tampa Bay’s vulnerable coastal areas using remotely operated ‘uncrewed’ vessel. Lessons learned from an innovative approach will inform coastal resiliency efforts in Florida and beyond. A press conference was held Dec. 9th. [Additional drone video by Eckerd College / Joe Salcedo.]

USF launches first mission to map vulnerable coastal areas in Tampa Bay and Gulf of Mexico using a remotely operated ‘uncrewed’ vessel

The mapping products from this approach will also be used to improve storm surge modeling and prediction, maritime safety, fisheries management and more.

December 9, 2021News

USF Marine Science Floor Mapping Mission. Shown here is the uncrewed surface vessel operated by SeaTrac.

USF marine scientists launch first mission to map Tampa Bay’s vulnerable coastal areas using remotely operated ‘uncrewed’ vessel

Media are invited on Dec. 9 at 9 a.m. to see the latest generation of robotic marine technology in action and hear from experts on how this mission will improve coastal resiliency in Florida.

December 8, 2021News

A Christmas tree worm (Spirobranchus giganteus) on Elbow Reef, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Credit: James Guttuso

Special Issue of Oceanography Highlights the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON)

Examples and stories illustrate the uses and value of an operational MBON.

December 7, 2021News

When New York floods, this ‘living street’ stays dry

When New York floods, this ‘living street’ stays dry

A new model for street design in the age of post-climate-change storms manages the water instead of trying—and failing—to keep it away.

November 10, 2021Resiliency News

Coral reef.

Holes and headaches exposed in audit of global ocean observing systems

By the year 2100, if no significant changes are made in how we monitor and safeguard marine life, more than half of the world’s marine species may stand on the brink of extinction.

November 4, 2021News

Up close and personal look at a hogfish eye. Photo by Rob Waara.

Life through the eyes of a Hogfish

The hogfish, named for the long hog-like snout it uses to root around in the sand for food, is an iconic Florida Gulf Coast seafood staple known for its delicious white meat.

November 2, 2021Blogs and Perspectives

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