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Seagrass meadows provide food for marine herbivores and nursey habitats for many fish species.

Hungry herbivores threaten subtropical seagrass meadows

Tropical herbivores, which are on the move due to ocean warming, could harm subtropical seagrass meadows that are less resilient to overgrazing.

February 26, 2024News

USF College of Marine Science in the News

CMS in the News 2024

The USF College of Marine Science news team is dedicated to sharing USF CMS's research to local, regional, and global audiences. View CMS in the news for 2024.

February 24, 2024CMS in the News

Sunset view. Photo courtesy of Matthew Paulson.

USF to tackle environmental challenges through new initiative with Tampa Bay Wave and the St. Petersburg Innovation District

USF continues to strengthen its collaboration with Tampa Bay Wave and the St. Petersburg Innovation District through the creation of a new program that addresses some of the nation’s most pressing environmental concerns.

February 21, 2024News, Resiliency News

Frank Müller-Karger’s captivating career path went from a budding interest in whale research to pioneering work in studying phytoplankton blooms via satellite technology. He was recently recognized as a Distinguished University Professor at USF.

Frank Müller-Karger, Distinguished University Professor, recognized for pioneering scientific research and leadership

From whale research to satellite-based remote sensing, Frank Müller-Karger has earned recognition as a Distinguished University Professor at the University of South Florida.

February 19, 2024Awards, News

The seventeen student presentations covered research into biological, chemical, geological, and physical oceanography, from fish spawning to satellite monitoring.

CMS celebrates 40 years of Graduate Student Symposiums

The breadth of topics covered during the 2024 Graduate Student Symposium illustrates the impressive scope of science conducted at the College of Marine Science.

February 13, 2024Blogs and Perspectives

Student Macarena Martin Mayor working on spectrophotometric techniques in the Byrne lab.

Six CMS students awarded the 2024 SAML student award

Six students from the USF College of Marine Science are recipients of the SAML Student Awards for 2024.

January 30, 2024Awards, Blogs and Perspectives

USF College of Marine Science in the News

CMS in the News 2023

The USF College of Marine Science news team is dedicated to sharing USF CMS's research to local, regional, and global audiences. View CMS in the news for 2023.

December 18, 2023CMS in the News

Rising Tides Newsletter Archives

Rising Tides Newsletter Archives

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December 15, 2023Rising Tides Newsletter

Rising Tides Newsletter, December 2023

Rising Tides - December 2023

View some of the highlights in the Rising Tides Newsletter, December 2023 edition.

December 15, 2023Rising Tides Newsletter

Organized by researchers at the USF College of Marine Science, the Collaborative Oceanographic Research & Education (CORE) cruise gave students from the USF St. Petersburg campus and St. Petersburg College the opportunity to apply their skills aboard a five-day cruise on the Florida Institute of Oceanography’s R/V Weatherbird II.

Ocean research cruise trains tomorrow’s marine scientists through hands-on fieldwork

Oceanographic education and research combined for students aboard the five-day CORE cruise on the Florida Institute of Oceanography’s R/V Weatherbird II.

December 14, 2023Blogs and Perspectives, News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Graduate makes waves mapping the seafloor

Catalina Rubiano is part of the first cohort to graduate from the College of Marine Science with the new hydrography (seafloor mapping) concentration.

December 8, 2023News

CMS graduate students Lydia Ruggles and Emma Graves, and CMS Ocean Circulation Lab intern, Samantha D’Angelo.

CMS grads and intern win the 2023 Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholars Award

Congratulations to CMS graduate students Lydia Ruggle and Emma Grave who recently received the 2023 Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholars Award.

December 6, 2023Awards, Blogs and Perspectives

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