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The USF College of Marine Science began its fight for increased ethnic diversity in oceanography 20 years ago. There is a lot underway, and a lot more to do.

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Sea-bed Mining

Underwater Minerals Conference 2020 - Day 4

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Addressing the plumes, Steven Rizea, of Deep Reach Technology, relayed the status of a U.S. Department of Energy project to develop a subsea mining system that mitigates the environmental impact of sediment plumes.

Sunset Departure

Back at Sea, FINALLY!

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

After several months of COVID delays, the Ocean Circulation Lab recently headed out to service USF Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System (COMPS) moorings.

CMS in the News


Drs Erin Symonds, Mya Breitbart and Karyna Rosario at their ‘World of Microbes’ station as part of the St. Petersburg Science Festival.

Not All Viruses are Bad!

Check out this beautiful article – geared toward youth and the young at heart! -- featuring Karyna Rosario, PhD, who works in the lab of Mya Breitbart, PhD.