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The faculty seminar is an opportunity for our professors to share their latest research with our community. Due to COVID, the presentations were held online but the event still provided a chance to learn. The image to the left was taken pre-pandemic.

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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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Fixing Florida's water crisis

Red tide and algae blooms: Florida waters in crisis

Monday, September 20, 2021

Florida's water pollution crisis is reaching a breaking point, and the race to pass comprehensive legislation to fix our statewide problems is moving as slow as the environmental catastrophe unfolding in our bays, rivers, natural springs, and lagoons every day.

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Peer counselor Lauren, Lab Leaders Savannah and Dr. Digna, and campers Savannah, Sarah, Megan, and Alana help create a final presentation showing sea surface temperature and eddies that formed in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Gulf Stream from July 2020 – July 2021.

Remote Sensing is FAR out!

Our goal was to teach these young women about the complex mechanisms and properties of the ocean that we hadn’t thought about until grad school.