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USF College of Marine Science in the News

USF College of Marine Science in the News

November 11, 2020
Entangled: How a global seaweed ‘plague’ threatens West Africa’s coastline

November 3, 2020
Encouraging ethnic diversity at the USF College of Marine Science

October 31, 2020
City of St. Pete donates $125,000 to increase diversity at USF’s College of Marine Science

October 29, 2020
User Profile: Dr. Brian Barnes

October 19, 2020
USF partners with NOAA to map the world's oceans

October 8, 2020
To fight climate change, should we mine the deep sea? USF wants to find out

October 5, 2020
Oil in the Gulf

October 2, 2020
Piles of rotting seaweed finally clear off South Florida’s beaches, a month earlier than usual

September 3, 2020
USF professor shares travel woes after stuck overseas during COVID-19

August 31, 2020
Ten Years After Deepwater Horizon, the Possibility of Offshore Oil Drilling in the Gulf Has Resurfaced

August 28, 2020
Magical, glowing “blue tears” in China’s seas are toxic and steadily growing every year, warn scientists

August 27, 2020
Smell that smell? Pass-a-Grille Beach has decomposing ‘sea squirts’

August 26, 2020
Ocean Influencer: Dr. Jyotika Virmani, Schmidt Ocean Institute

August 26, 2020
Robots Map Ocean Heat Content in Advance of Hurricane Laura

August 13, 2020
Why the Mauritius oil spill is so serious

July 31, 2020
The seaweed monster is back devouring South Florida beaches. It’s not a pretty sight

July 27, 2020
Washed-up Sargassom seaweed sometimes wreaks havoc and reeks; expect it for next several weeks

July 17, 2020
NASA Helps Puerto Rico Prepare for Saharan Dust Impacts

July 10, 2020
Ocean Scientists Create Global Network to Help Save Biodiversity

July 1, 2020
Florida Researchers Are Studying Metals In The Gulf Of Mexico

June 24, 2020
Studies Assess Gulf of Mexico Fish Tissue Following Deepwater Horizon
gulfresearchinitiative.org

June 21, 2020
Watching for Changes in Marine Biodiversity
www.maritime-executive.com

June 15, 2020
Tampa Bay Bucks Global Trend Toward Ocean Acidification
www.thefishingwire.com

June 15, 2020
USF names new deans to college of arts, marine sciences
www.bizjournals.com

June 12, 2020
USF names dean for marine science school
tampabaytimes-fl.newsmemory.com

June 8, 2020
No signs of red tide brewing in the Gulf
www.yoursun.com

May 31, 2020
Ocean Overview – Dr. Mya Breitbart, Professor of Biological Oceanography at the University of South Florida – Marine Microbes, Bacteria, Viruses, and the Diversity of Life in our Oceans
www.bbc.com

May 29, 2020
Climate change: ‘Stunning’ seafloor ridges record Antarctic retreat
www.bbc.com

May 28, 2020
Ancient Antarctic Ice Sheet Loss Dwarfs Modern Melting, Study Finds
https://earther.gizmodo.com

May 22, 2020
It’s time to modernize drinking water standards | Column
www.tampabay.com

May 12, 2020
Deepwater Horizon Spill 10 Years Ago Is Still Affecting the Gulf Ecosystem
www.byuradio.org

Apr. 26, 2020
How to make fish farming environmentally friendly, sustainable and successful | Column
www.tampabay.com

Apr. 22, 2020
Florida aquarium breeds coral species. This could help save the world’s third-largest reef
www.usatoday.com

Apr. 20, 2020
10 years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, oil pollution found in thousands of fish, study says
www.cnn.com

Apr. 20, 2020
Deepwater Horizon Disaster continues to impact marine life
www.fox13news.com

Apr. 15, 2020
USF researchers sampled more than 2,000 fish in the Gulf of Mexico. They found oil pollution in every one
www.tampabay.com

Apr. 14, 2020
The Sargasso Sea Is Plenty Wide, and It’s Growing
www.atlasobscura.com

Apr. 13, 2020
Scientists have found oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in fishes’ livers and on the deep ocean floor
news.yahoo.com

Apr. 13, 2020
Underwater Glider Collects Data to Study Red Tide Bloom Dynamics off Gulf Coast of Florida
secoora.org

Apr. 13, 2020
Scientists have found oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in fishes’ livers and on the deep ocean floor
theconversation.com

Apr. 2, 2020
PORTS® Makes Bay Navigation Safer
baysoundings.com

Mar. 15, 2020
Universities led the way in a rational reaction to coronavirus
www.tampabay.com

Feb. 22, 2020
Sunscreen pollution accelerating demise of coral reefs, experts say
www.abc15.com

Feb. 20, 2020
A Huge Discovery in the World of Viruses
theatlantic.com

Feb. 14, 2020
Believe it or not, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was even worse than previously thought
grist.org

Feb. 13, 2020
Oil from BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster spread over a larger area than previously thought: scientists
wmnf.org

Jan. 28, 2020
Measuring Sea-Level Rise
news.wgcu.org

Jan. 24, 2020
Scientists and Artists Collaborate at USF College of Marine Science
creativepinellas.org

Jan. 14, 2020
How Viruses Secretly Control the Planet
insidescience.org

Jan. 9, 2020
How climate change could impact Florida
wfla.com

Jan. 9, 2020
Mayor’s Lounge – Season 2, Episode 4: Dr. Gary Mitchum and Mercy McCoy | St. Pete, FL
youtube.com

Jan. 3, 2020
The Complicated Role of Iron in Ocean Health and Climate Change
smithsonianmag.com

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