Florida Institute of Oceanography

For more than four decades, the Florida Institute of Oceanography has unified marine science interests across Florida in the cause of understanding and stewardship of the coastal oceans. FIO is taking a leading national role in the scientific assessment of the impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Florida is a state whose history, economy and culture are intertwined with the waters that surround it. Recognizing the need to protect and understand this central force and shared heritage, 20 institutions and agencies from across the state work collaboratively through FIO to maximize marine research and education resources. FIO’s goal is to provide a forum for addressing the challenges facing our oceans and develop strategies for civic engagement, natural resource management and public policy which preserves and protects ocean resources. The Earth system is changing and the future will require an educated and informed populace and a new generation of ocean scientists, engineers, and policy leaders to maintain a productive and sustainable environment. FIO aims to transform Florida’s scientific capabilities in ocean research while providing the education and marine management skills needed to protect our treasured marine environment.
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Robert Spies, a marine biologist and former Chief Scientist with the Exxon Valdez Trustee Council along with Chris Swarzenski, a wetlands hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey met with the GRP Committee on Long-Term Environmental Trends in the Gulf of Mexico.

This open session served as an information gathering session—where the committee then examined and discussed findings, conclusions, and recommendations for the upcoming consensus study.

In this video, Dr. Spies provides a brief overview of the Exxon Valdez spill. The full meeting can we found on our website http://ow.ly/doUB50Enzcv where Dr. Spies provided the committee with lessons learned from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill related to monitoring and assessing restoration progress.
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Gulf Research Program
Robert Spies, a marine biologist and former Chief Scientist with the Exxon Valdez Trustee Council along with Chris Swarzenski, a wetlands hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey met with the GRP Committee on Long-Term Environmental Trends in the Gulf of Mexico.

This open session served as an information gathering session—where the committee then examined and discussed findings, conclusions, and recommendations for the upcoming consensus study.

In this video, Dr. Spies provides a brief overview of the Exxon Valdez spill. The full meeting can we found on our website http://ow.ly/doUB50Enzcv where Dr. Spies provided the committee with lessons learned from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill related to monitoring and assessing restoration progress.
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Did you know that dolphins can be aged through their teeth? Dolphins have anywhere between 72-104 teeth and just like tree rings, the rings in their teeth can be used to determine their age!

Learn more about the #FAU #HarborBranch Marine Mammal Stranding and Population Assessment Team: https://bit.ly/2VPybhe
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#nationaldolphinday #dolphins #oceanlove #oceanscience #marinescience
#travel #ocean #sea #underwater #marinelife #sealife
#oceanlife
Florida Institute of Oceanography
FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Did you know that dolphins can be aged through their teeth? Dolphins have anywhere between 72-104 teeth and just like tree rings, the rings in their teeth can be used to determine their age!

Learn more about the #FAU #HarborBranch Marine Mammal Stranding and Population Assessment Team: https://bit.ly/2VPybhe
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#nationaldolphinday #dolphins #oceanlove #oceanscience #marinescience
#travel #ocean #sea #underwater #marinelife #sealife
#oceanlife
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Oceanography
"What we’re observing is quite consistent with what we’ve modeled,” said Bob Weisberg. #pineypoint #pineypointupdate #usf USF St. Petersburg campusFlorida Institute of Oceanography

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Florida Institute of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Oceanography
POV from inside the Weatherbird's Wetlab: Joe Moss, Research Associate from the University of West Florida, was onboard the R/V Weatherbird II with a Flowcam today analyzing the area in Tampa Bay adjacent to Piney Point's Reservoir. The Flowcam provides detailed underwater imaging and should give Moss a broad diversity measure of the areas that FIO's research vessel covered. The presence of harmful algae and dinoflagellates are of particular concern; Moss and his team at UWF intend to analyze the images (and water samples collected) quickly. Stay tuned!
#UWF #FIO #PineyPoint
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Dr. Kristen Buck isn’t on the R/V Weatherbird today, but her sampling continues in landlubber fashion today – and she’s not too far from the rest of the team seen in the distance. #Science never stops! #PineyPointUpdate #PineyPoint #USF Florida Institute of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Tune in tomorrow at 6:30 EST!