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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

Residents of Mexican coastal towns face a daunting task to try to clear the mounds of sargassum by hand (Credit: Getty Images)

The seaweed swamping the Atlantic Ocean

Thursday, November 19, 2020

A sargassum bloom the width of the Atlantic Ocean caused havoc on beaches, but locals in Mexico and the Caribbean are fast finding ways to turn the seaweed invasion to their advantage.


Each camper had the chance to explain their design and inspiration, along with giving their plankton a name.

Whatever floats your… plankton?

Have you ever participated in a cardboard boat race or tried to make a boat out of foil hold as much weight as possible? Usually these competitions involve making things float, but what if your goal were to make something sink?

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.