"Guardians of the Gulf"

TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 7, 2009) - A new documentary film, “Guardians of the Gulf,” featuring University of South Florida College of Marine Science researchers will air on WUSF and WEDU beginning Saturday, Oct. 10.  The 60-minute, high-definition documentary explores scientists’ work to unravel the mysteries of severe red tide outbreaks in the Gulf of Mexico. 


The movie was produced by documentary filmmaker Susan Sember of The Essential Image Source Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising public awareness of important environmental and cultural causes. 


The schedule is as follows:


Saturday, Oct. 10: 12:00 Noon – WUSF (Channel 16; Comcast channel 204, Verizon Fios Channel 470; Bright House channel 16)


Sunday, Oct. 11: 8:00 P.M. – WEDU (Channel 3; Comcast channel 203; Verizon Fios channel 476, Bright House channel 605)


Wednesday, Nov. 4: 12:00 Noon – WUSF


Sunday, Nov. 8: 11:00 A.M. – WUSF


Thursday, Nov. 19:  4:00 P.M. – WUSF


The University of South Florida System is one of the nation's top 63 public research universities and one of 39 community-engaged, four-year public universities as designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. USF was awarded $380.4 million in research contracts and grants in FY 2008/2009. The system offers 232 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. It has a $1.8 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 47,000 students on institutions/campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.