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Marine Science Happy Hour Networking Event Feb 22 2016

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Our next Tampa Bay Area Marine Science Networking Happy Hour will be Tuesday, March 22nd 2016 at 4:30-6:30pm. This month's event will be held at 3 Daughters Brewery, 222 22nd St S, St Petersburg, FL 33712.  Erica Moulton of St Pete Makers has offered to host a free tour of their new facility which is within a short walk of the brewery, for those that are interested in seeing what they have to offer during happy hour.

The happy hour event is self pay, they have ample onsite parking and name tags will be provided.  We will be inside the front bar area, but they also have a game room in the rear by the brewing area. Please join us and bring your ocean science professional friends and colleagues.

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Last modified on Monday, 21 March 2016 17:57

Marine Science Happy Hour Networking Event Jan 27 2016

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - This Wednesday January 27, 2016 is our next Tampa Bay Area Marine Science Networking Happy Hour, 4:30-6:30pm at The Canopy Rooftop Lounge (atop the Birchwood Hotel) 340 Beach Drive Northeast St, St Petersburg, FL 33701 and is selfpay.

They have metered parking on the street or you can park at the nearby garage for a fee and nametags will be provided. The Canopy always has a great happy hour offering of beer, wine, and softdrinks as well as cocktails - and at affordable prices. Bring your ocean science professional friends and colleagues.

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Last modified on Friday, 29 January 2016 15:23

Marine Science Happy Hour Networking Event July 14 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Next Tuesday, July 14th, 2015, at 4:30-6:30pm is our next Tampa Bay Area Marine Science Networking Happy Hour. The SeaSalt in the Sundial, 183 2nd Ave North St. Pete, FL 33701. They have a happy hour with 50% off wine, beer and cocktails. The event is selfpay, park in the nearby garage or at the street meters and name tags will be provided. If you are a hiring manager or a job seeker - this is the perfect event to make a connection!

Please share this with any ocean science professionals you may know and encourage them to attend.

Last modified on Tuesday, 04 August 2015 13:56

Marine Science Happy Hour Networking Event July 27 2016

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - The next Tampa Bay Marine Science Networking Happy Hour will be at The Ale and the Witch (inside Plaza Courtyard Shops), 111 2nd Ave NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701.  It will be held on Wednesday, July 27th, 4:30-6:30pm.  They have a diverse beer menu and also serve other alcohol and have unique non-alcoholic beverages.  This event will be self-pay and I will provide name tags.   You can park in the nearby parking garage or in metered street parking.  All ocean science professionals or those who support ocean science are welcome to attend.  Please share this event.

Marine Science Happy Hour Networking Event July 8 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Join us today for the Tampa Bay Marine Science Networking Happy Hour from 5-7pm.  This month's event will be located at Ceviche, in St. Petersburg in the Flamenco Room downstairs located at 10 Beach Dr. NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701.  It's Tapas Tuesday and they will have tapas drink specials. Street parking is available or you can park in a nearby garage.

Nametags will be provided and you may want to bring business cards to share. There were many jobseekers at the June event.  If you are looking to hire or in search of a new opportunity plan to attend. Please feel free to share this invitation with others who may be interested in attending.  You may sign up for the networking event here.

Last modified on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 14:49

Marine Science Happy Hour Networking Event June 11 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Join us today, June 11th, 2014 for the Tampa Bay Marine Science Happy Hour event from 4:30pm-6:30pm.  This month's event will be held at The Ale and the Witch, 111 2nd Ave NE, (Plaza Tower Courtyard) St Petersburg, FL 33701.  They have a selection of craft beer on tap and wine.  It is a cash bar (ask your server about HH specials) and you can park on the street or in any of the nearby garages.

Nametags will be provided and you may want to bring business cards to share.  Please feel free to share this invitation with others who may be interested in attending.  You may sign up here.

Last modified on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 13:51

Marine Science Happy Hour Networking Event June 28 2016

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - The next Tampa Bay Area Marine Science Networking Happy Hour will be Tuesday, June 28th, 4:30-6:30pm at Cassis American Brasserie, 170 Beach Dr NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701.  They have a nice happy hour on Tuesdays with drinks from $2.50+, and food is available as well. The event is self pay, there is metered street parking, nearby garages or you can get a discount on Sundial Valet with your ticket.  Name tags will be provided.  We will be inside the bar area.  Please join us and bring your ocean science professional friends and colleagues.

Marine Science Happy Hour Networking Event May 14 2014

ST. PETERSBURG -  The Marine Science Happy Hour this month will be located at Z Grille 104 2nd St. S from 5-7pm.  There are parking garages directly North, West and South of the Z Grille, and metered street parking.  There will be a full bar and also have HH specials so ask your server about them.  Nametags will be provided and bring a business card to drop into our free door prize raffle which will still be drawn at 5:45-6:00 pm.  You can sign up for the USFCMS Happy Hour Networking online.

Last modified on Friday, 09 May 2014 20:56

Marine Science Happy Hour Networking Event May 25 2016

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Our next Tampa Bay Area Marine Science Networking Happy Hour will be Wednesday May 25, 2016 4:30-6:30p at Caddy's on Central 217 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 - SPONSORED BY Sweetwater Brewing Company. Thank you Eric Steimle for the subsidized SweetWater suds (while supplies last) and coordinating. The event is selfpay, park in nearby garages or on the street in meters (some are free after 6pm), and nametags will be provided.  Please bring your ocean science professional friends and colleagues.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 15:07

Marine Science Happy Hour Networking Event May 27 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - This Wednesday May 27th, 4:30-6:30pm is our next Tampa Bay Area Marine Science Networking Happy Hour at another new location for us at Tryst Gastro. Located at Lounge 240 Beach Dr NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701.

The event is selfpay, park in the nearby garage or at the street meters and nametags will be provided. If you are a hiring manager or a job seeker. This is the perfect event to make a connection! Please share this with any ocean science professionals you may know and encourage them to attend.

If you also plan to attend the Blue Ocean Film Festival cocktail party, join us at Tryst before moving down the street to their 6pm event.  Check out the Tryst Gastro Facebook Page.  

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Last modified on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 16:49

Marine Science Happy Hour Networking Event Nov 17 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Our Second Anniversary Tampa Bay Area Marine Science Networking Happy Hour will be next Tuesday November 17th at the Canopy Rooftop Lounge in the Birchwood Hotel 340 Beach Dr, NE St. Petersburg, FL 33701, 4:30-6:30pm. This event is our final gathering in 2015 (but we will resume in January 2016) and is selfpay, they have metered parking on the street or you can park at the nearby garage for a fee and nametags will be provided.

The Birchwood always has a great happy hour offering of beer, wine, and softdrinks as well as cocktails - and at affordable prices. Please join us one last time before the holidays - and bring your ocean science professional friends and colleagues.

Last modified on Thursday, 12 November 2015 14:51

Marine Science Happy Hour Networking Event Oct 28 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - This Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 4:30-6:30pm is our next Tampa Bay Area Marine Science Networking Happy Hour back at Ale and the Witch located downtown at 111 2nd Ave NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701. This event is self pay, they have metered parking on the street or you can park at the nearby garage for a fee and name tags will be provided.

They will have a band at 8pm too in the courtyard if you want to stay later. If you are a hiring manager or a job seeker - this is the perfect event to make a connection. Please share this with any ocean science professionals you may know and encourage them to attend.

Also our 2nd Anniversary Marine Science Networking Happy Hour will be next month on Tuesday November 17th at the Canopy Rooftop Lounge in the Birchwood Hotel 340 Beach Dr, NE St. Petersburg, FL 33701, 4:30-6:30pm.

Last modified on Thursday, 22 October 2015 13:22

Marine Science Happy Hour Networking Event Oct 8 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - The next Tampa Bay Area Marine Science Networking Happy Hour is today October 8th, 2014, 5-7pm at the Amsterdam, located at 1049 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. The event is self pay and name tags will be available. Please feel free to share this with any others who may be interested in attending. 

Marine Science Happy Hour Networking Event Oct. 13 2016

ST . PETERSBURG, FL - Our next Tampa Bay Area Marine Science Networking Happy Hour will be this Thursday October 13, 2016, 4:30-6:30pm at the newly reopened Independent Bar St Petersburg, 1049 Central Avenue (formerly the Amsterdam).   The event is self pay, they have

metered street parking nearby and name tags will be provided.  Please bring your ocean science professional friends and colleagues.

Marine Science Happy Hour Networking Event Sept 9 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Join us Tuesday, September 9, 2014 for the Tampa Bay Marine Science Networking Happy Hour from 5-7pm.  This month's event will be located at Ceviche, in St. Petersburg in the Flamenco Room downstairs located at 10 Beach Dr. NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701.  It's Tapas Tuesday and they will have tapas drink specials. Street parking is available or you can park in a nearby garage.

Nametags will be provided and you may want to bring business cards to share. There were many job seekers at the September event.  If you are looking to hire or in search of a new opportunity plan to attend. Please feel free to share this invitation with others who may be interested in attending.  You may sign up for the networking event here.

Last modified on Friday, 05 September 2014 15:14

Marine Science Networking Happy Hour - One year Anniversary

ST. PETERSBURG - Our first anniversary is coming up. The next Tampa Bay Area Marine Science Networking Happy Hour is Wednesday November 19th, 2014, 4:30-6:30pm.  The event will be held at the 
Canopy Rooftop Lounge atop the Birchwood Hotel, 340 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. They have a nice selection of cocktails, beer and wine including happy hour specials and nearby street or garage parking is available. The event is self pay and nametags will be available. This will also be the final event of 2014, gatherings will resume in January 2015.

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Last modified on Monday, 10 November 2014 14:30

Mark Luther Cited in Washington Post

TAMPA, FL - "The storm weakened as it raked Cuba. As Irma approached Southwest Florida, where its eye would fall was a guessing game, said Mark Luther, a University of South Florida oceanographer who studied National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data showing Irma’s strength and path.

Even with weaker winds, “If it veers to the left of us, we’re going to get hammered,” Luther said, because the storm would lift the shallow waters of the bay and shove up to 12 feet of water on land. But it stayed well to the east. “The storm also moved quickly through the area so that the winds didn’t have time to push as much water toward the coast and up the bay,” Luther said." 

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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: http://imars.usf.edu/modis/husf/pass/1/chlora/gcoos/2016-07-13-163000-2016-07-13-163459,  NOAA SUOMI VIIRS image for 16 July 2016: http://imars.usf.edu/viirs/husf/pass/750/chlora/gcoos/2016-07-16-184025-2016-07-16-185147

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Melting Greenland ice sheet may affect global ocean circulation, future climate

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Don Chambers from the University of South Florida, along with colleagues in Canada and the Netherlands, have determined that the influx of fresh water from the Greenland ice sheet is "freshening" the North Atlantic Ocean and could disrupt the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), an important component of global ocean circulation that could have a global effect. Researchers say it could impact the future climate in places such as portions of Europe and North America.

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Last modified on Friday, 29 January 2016 15:22

Mengqiu's Sargassum work highlighted by IOCCG

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Several new publications have been added to the IOCCG Recent References list including a paper by Wang and Hu (2016) on mapping and quantifying Sargassum distribution.  Sargassum washing ashore on the beaches of the Caribbean Islands since 2011 has caused problems for the local environments, tourism, and economies, yet little is known about their origin, distribution, and long-term changes.

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Last modified on Wednesday, 09 November 2016 18:47

Mermaids, Manatees, and the Rising Seas

ST. PETERSBURG, FL -

Speakers/Affiliations: Chris Anastasiou, Southwest Florida Water Management District

Seminar Title: Mermaids, Manatees, and the Rising Seas: Profound changes along Florida’s Springs Coast are shifting ecological paradigms before our very eyes

When: Oct. 20, 2017 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Sean Beckwith

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Methane Plumes in the Deep Northern Gulf of Mexico

ST. PETERSBURG, FL -

Speakers/Affiliations: Chris Martens, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Seminar Title: Methane Plumes in the Deep Northern Gulf of Mexico

When: Sept. 22, 2017 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Mark Luther

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