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CMS graduate student Brent Summers process samples in the lab at the USF College of Marine Science (USF CMS). CMS donated more than 25 boxes of lab gear to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, a medical facility down the street from campus.

CMS Helps Start Ripple Effect of Giving in St. Petersburg

Rising to the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic.

April 3, 2020COVID-19, News

Lead author Adrienne Hollister aboard the R/V Hogarth in 2018. A key challenge for scientists working on trace metals is contamination, especially aboard a research ship, so clean lab techniques are required.

Scientists “Watch” Phytoplankton Regenerate Trace Metals for First Time

A lab simulation led by the USF College of Marine Science begins to plug holes in decades-long gaps of knowledge about trace metal chemistry.

April 2, 2020News

Dr. Cheryl Hapke

Dr. Cheryl Hapke Named 2020 Distinguished Lecturer

Hapke will receive the award at the 2020 GSA Annual Meeting in Montreal, Quebec in October.

March 19, 2020Awards, News

New CMS Outreach Program Wins Smart Cities Award

New CMS Outreach Program Wins Smart Cities Award

We are proud to launch this program with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast so we can that educate kids about the challenges and opportunities facing our precious coast, while also empowering them toward action.

March 10, 2020Community Engagement, News

Sargassum piles up around Munson Island, Florida Keys. Credit: Brian Lapointe

Solving the Mystery of Coastal Sargassum

USF marine scientists were part of a NOAA-led study that improves our understanding of a new phenomenon: thick belts of brown algae piling up in places it never used to be before.

February 25, 2020News

Rising Tides – February 2020

Rising Tides – February 2020

View some of the highlights in the Rising Tides Newsletter, February 2020 edition.

February 19, 2020Rising Tides Newsletter

Jacqueline Eaby Dixon and Anne Von Rosenstiel

A Tribute to Mrs. Anne Von Rosenstiel

The University of South Florida and the College of Marine Science is deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing (December 2019) of Anne Von Rosenstiel, who with her late husband Werner, was a constant supporter of USF and the College of Marine Science.

February 19, 2020Newsletter Articles

Laurie Scott, Director of Development

Greetings from the Development Office

We are very excited to have Laurie Scott join the USF College of Marine Science (CMS) as its new Director of Development.

February 19, 2020Newsletter Articles

Dr. David Palandro

A Q & A with Alum, Dr. David Palandro

Palandro earned his M.S. from the USF CMS in 2000, and his Ph.D. in 2006 under the advisement of Dr. Frank Muller-Karger.

February 19, 2020Newsletter Articles

2020 Spoonbill Bowl

And that’s a wrap! The 2020 Spoonbill Bowl was a fun and exciting event, especially for our first-place winners, Gainesville 4H!

This year’s Spoonbill Bowl was one for the books! With 17 teams competing from 13 different high schools on Florida’s west coast, the event went incredibly smoothly and efficiently.

February 18, 2020Blogs and Perspectives

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

CMPS Study Examines Impact of Sea Level Rise on Vessel Navigation in Tampa Bay

The study found that conditions of slow or near-zero currents required for some critical vessel maneuvers will increase with increasing mean water depth.

February 17, 2020News

Lead author Dr. Anni Djurhuus (right) from the University of the Faroe Islands (formerly USF College of Marine Science) and coauthor Dr. Enrique Montes (USF College of Marine Science) manage the Rosette water sampler. All scientists need to perform a marine eDNA study of this sort is about a liter of water.

eDNA Used to Track Marine Biodiversity Over Time in a Research First

Environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis is an emerging tool that holds promise for global biodiversity monitoring and conservation efforts.

February 7, 2020News

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