ST. PETERSBURG, FL - USF's COT and CMS staff deployed one of their Slocum gliders for a 30-day research mission in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. "Sam" is equipped with a myriad of technologies to collect data during its mission as it yo-yo's up and down through the water column. Measurements are geared toward understanding subsurface water variables such as temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and fluorescence.
This project adds acoustic technologies for tracking tagged fish, marine animals that make sound, and acoustical backscatter. The deployment is the result of collaborations with several groups at FWRI, NOAA, FIO, iTAG, GCOOS and private industries.
For more information visit CMS Ocean Technology Group.
ST. PETERSBURG - USF's Slocum Glider BASS is currently swimming along the WFS and is collecting/sending real time data on the Red Tide bloom.
Click on the link to view the SECOORA interactive map.
Red tide resources
- Statewide red tide updates and info from FWC: http://myfwc.com/redtide
- Statewide updates in the HAB Bulletin from NOAA: http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/hab/
- Red tide information from Mote, including FAQs and the Beach Conditions Report: a monitoring system for red tide impacts on multiple Florida beaches: http://mote.org/news/environment-updates#RedTide
- Learn about red tide on Facebook from this FWC-Mote page about Florida’s harmful algal blooms: www.facebook.com/flhabs
- Latest model forecasts from USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides at: http://cprweb.marine.usf.edu/