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Congratulations to the CMS outreach team! “Our environment and oceans are undergoing rapid change, and it is paramount that we continue our mission to engage as many youth as possible in stewardship, resiliency, and careers,” said Dr. Teresa Greely, Director of Education and Outreach at the USF College of Marine Science. “We are deeply grateful to the St. Pete Chamber of Commerce and Leadership St. Pete® for supporting our mission in such an exciting and tangible way.”

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Caption: Left to right are Kendra Daly, Amber Hill (NESDIS Program Coordination Officer), Lieutenant Commander Cherisa Friedlander, NOAA Flag Aide, Kristen Buck, Katelyn Schockman, Catalina Rubiano, Frank Muller-Karger, Tom Frazer, Gary Mitchum, Rick Spinrad, Mark Luther, Steve Murawski, Jill Thompson-Grim, Bob Weisberg.

NOAA Administrator visits USF CMS, inspires crowd at Hub ribbon-cutting

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

On March 2nd a group from the USF College of Marine Science (USF CMS) led by dean Tom Frazer welcomed the Honorable Dr. Richard “Rick” Spinrad, the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans & Atmosphere and the 11th NOAA Administrator, to St. Petersburg for a short visit.



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Researchers: April sargassum bloom largest ever recorded

Researchers: April sargassum bloom largest ever recorded

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Researchers at NASA and the University of South Florida have confirmed their earlier warning of a growing bloom of sargassum seaweed, after satellite imagery captured the largest-ever April growth of the sea-surface algae.

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Left to right: Cameron Ainsworth, Becky Scott, Hallie Repeta, Tiff Raetzel

We are excited to announce the launch of the Ainsworth lab website. The Ainsworth lab studies how human activities influence the structure and function of marine ecosystems. Left to right: Cameron Ainsworth, Becky Scott, Hallie Repeta, Tiff Raetzel


The Spoonbill planning team poses after a successful day of competition. Pictured in order, Brianna Michaud, Dr. Teresa Greely, Makenzie Kerr, and Lisa Rose-Mann.

The 18th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) Spoonbill Bowl was hosted by USF College of Marine Science on February 11th and 12th, 2022.


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USF is advancing a bold plan that will harness the collective power of colleges and departments throughout the university to address the existential challenges created by climate change, including sea level rise, high tide flooding events and other coastal hazards.