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CMS in the News 2021

The USF College of Marine Science news team is dedicated to sharing USF CMS's story to a global audience. View CMS in the news for 2021.

September 20, 2021CMS in the News

Erosion of dunes following Tropical Storm Eta. (Credit: Justin Birchler, USGS. Public domain.)

USF College of Marine Science Joins Ocean Visions Network

The USF College of Marine Science (USF CMS) announced it has joined the Ocean Visions Research Consortium.

September 20, 2021News

Aurelia montyi. Credit: Luciano Chiaverano

New jellyfish species named after FIO director, USF professor

The Aurelia montyi is one of 28 Aurelia species, also known as “moon jellies,” because their pale bell resembles a full moon.

September 17, 2021News

The trace metal CTD rosette gets hauled back on board. Image: Alex Fox, https://geotraces-gp15.com/

Pole-to-pole for trace metal science

Trace metals, such as iron, zinc, and copper are rare in the ocean and tricky to study but understanding them is as critical as understanding the role of vitamins, or toxins, in human health.

September 16, 2021News

The RV Ronald H. Brown will be transporting the members of the GOMECC cruise throughout the Gulf of Mexico for 42 days.

GOMECC cruise departs for another turn around the Gulf

The annual ocean monitoring cruise departs on a 42-day journey with three CMS students on board.

September 15, 2021Blogs and Perspectives

The virtual faculty seminar allowed professors to share their latest contributions to oceanography research. Note: This faculty picture was taken at CMS pre-COVID.

Faculty Seminar kicks off the school year

CMS professors share their latest contributions to oceanography research with the College of Marine Science community.

September 3, 2021News

 Can you get any more charismatic?! Taken in Manatee Springs, Florida.  Credit: Mya Breitbart

CMS team uncovers new insights about viruses and bacteria in Manatee Springs, Florida

Most people visit Manatee Springs to see its charismatic megafauna, from the iconic sea cows that are its namesake to gators and majestic great blue herons. But not Kema Malki.

September 3, 2021News

Video from a remotely operated vehicle is used to collect reef fish abundance and length distribution data during fishery-independent surveys. Credit: University of South Alabama Fisheries Ecology Lab at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Team selected to estimate abundance of Greater Amberjack in South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico

Team selected to estimate abundance of Greater Amberjack in South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico.

August 25, 2021News

Rising Tides Newsletter, August 2021 edition.

Rising Tides August 2021

View some of the highlights in the Rising Tides Newsletter, August 2021 edition.

August 18, 2021Rising Tides Newsletter

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August 18, 2021Rising Tides Newsletter

View of the first fuel ship entering the Port of Tampa after Hurricane Irma, as it passes NRT 5. Credit: NOAA

Tampa Bay-PORTS Celebrates 30 Years

The real-time “coastal intelligence” system was the first of its kind in the US. It is now one of 37 systems around the country managed by NOAA.

August 17, 2021News

First-year courses that address the “hidden curriculum” of graduate school are critical, according to a publication in Nature Geoscience that includes co-author Dr. Mya Breitbart.

Leveling the Playing Field for Grad Students

First-year courses that address the “hidden curriculum” of graduate school are critical, according to a publication in Nature Geoscience that includes co-author Dr. Mya Breitbart.

August 10, 2021News

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