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Congrats to the Oceanography Camp for Girls (OCG)! OCG turns 30 this year. We wrote this special feature to celebrate its success. The story is also featured in the summer 2021 issue of USF Magazine.

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A species of Cyclothones, or bristlemouth fish, that lives in the deeper parts of in the Gulf of Mexico. It is the most abundant fish on the planet but on the recent DEEPEND cruise, relatively few were found. Credit: SEFSC Pascagoula Laboratory; Collection of Brandi Noble, NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC.

Alarming declines in the Gulf’s deepest dwellers

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Everything is slower in the cold, dark deep -- and a recent research cruise suggests the impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill are far from over in these parts where the sun doesn’t shine.



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Science Mentor Mike and campers Arianna, Jocelyn, and Jenna examine the anatomy of a Redfish.

One Fish, Two Fish, Tampa Bay Redfish!

The goal of the lab is pretty straight forward: To learn about fish and why they are important. The first day of the lab started off with trying to answer the intuitively simple question, “What is a fish?”.