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What Have We Learned About the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Over the Last 10 Years of Research?

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Kristen Buck, chemical oceanographer and associate professor at USF, deploys a "towfish" to collect surface water samples for trace metals in the Gulf of Mexico. Courtesy Chelsea Bonnain Chase

Florida Researchers Are Studying Metals In The Gulf Of Mexico

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Last summer, scientists with the FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and the University of South Florida started a project to find iron, copper, cobalt, cadmium, nickel, manganese, and zinc in the waters along Florida’s west coast.


Graphic abstract. Photo Credit: Makenzie Kerr

A Scavenger Egg Hunt in the Gulf of Mexico

In a previous study our team at the USF College of Marine Science showed that eggs spawned from fish that roam continental shelves “should” be found in the shallow waters.


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Servicing the Buoys: It’s Hurricane Season!

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has introduced hefty interruptions to the day to day operations but the team is working hard to ensure continuous function by the network of USF buoys deployed in the Gulf of Mexico.