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© Photo: Filip Stedt (Getty Images) Ran, the unscrewed submarine that the scientists used, heading down into the depths under the Thwaites Glacier

First-Ever Observations From Under Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ Are Bad News

Researchers have known that the Thwaites Glacier is in trouble due to encroaching warm waters, but they’d never actually analyzed data from beneath the glacier’s float ice shelf—until now.

April 9, 2021News

USF College of Marine Science in the News

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.

April 9, 2021CMS in the News

USF leads first research cruise to study Piney Point’s environmental impact

USF Response to Piney Point Spill

A team from the University of South Florida College of Marine Science (USF CMS) embarked on the first research cruise in Tampa Bay on April 7, 2021 to study the environmental impacts of the breach at Piney Point that started in March.

April 8, 2021News

Plunging into Our Polar Seas was the theme for this year’s competition, where students competed virtually for the first time.

Spoonbill Bowl – A Virtual Success!

Congratulations to all the students and coaches and a huge thank you to the committee and volunteers that made this online event possible!

April 7, 2021Blogs and Perspectives

USF marine scientists are aboard the R/V Weatherbird II research vessel to study the environmental impacts of the recent breach at a retired fertilizer processing plant at Piney Point in Manatee County, Fla.

USF leads first research cruise to study Piney Point’s environmental impact

A team of scientists from the University of South Florida College of Marine Science have embarked on the first research cruise in Tampa Bay dedicated to studying the environmental impacts of the recent breach at a retired fertilizer processing plant at Piney Point in Manatee County, Florida.

April 7, 2021News

A screen capture from PezCa, a fishing app Dr. Marrari helped create that displays real-time satellite data of ocean conditions for safer fishing practices.

A Q&A with CMS Alum, Marina Marrari, PhD: CMS Launched Her Dream Career Path

Marina Marrari graduated from the Dr. Kendra Daly’s Zooplankton Ecology Lab at the USF College of Marine Science with a PhD in 2008.

April 5, 2021Blogs and Perspectives

The grant from Second Nature will allow USF to unify and streamline efforts to address climate change while creating a more sustainable environment.

USF advances action on climate planning with new grant funding

The grant from Second Nature, a Boston-based non-profit whose mission is to accelerate climate action in and through higher education, will allow USF to unify and streamline efforts to address climate change while creating a more sustainable environment.

March 29, 2021News

USF CMS located on the spectacularly beautiful waterfront of Tampa Bay adjacent to the USF St. Petersburg campus

Florida Governor Appoints Dean Frazer to Environmental Regulation Commission

Governor Ron DeSantis announced this month that Tom Frazer, PhD, dean of the USF College of Marine Science (USF CMS), is one of four new appointees to the Florida Environmental Regulation Commission (ERC).

March 23, 2021News

Deep ocean floor sediments were collected from the South Atlantic Ocean by the Royal Research Ship (RRS) James Cook. Credit: Will Homoky

Deep Sea Sediments Fuel the Oceans

Iron, an essential nutrient for phytoplankton, is tough to find in the ocean. One liter of seawater contains 35 grams of salt but only around one billionth of a gram of iron.

March 22, 2021News

Chief Scientist, Matthew Hommeyer (left), and FIO Science Technician, Andrew Warren, prepare to deploy the underway sound velocity profiler (underway SVP) towfish aboard the R/V W.T. Hogarth in February 2021.

CMS Seafloor “Map the Gaps” Expedition to Florida’s Big Bend

After three postponements due to COVID-19 and a slew of weather fronts ending with Hurricane Zeta in October 2020, scientists from the Center for Ocean Mapping and Innovative Technologies (COMIT) were able to safely set sail to the northeastern Gulf of Mexico in February 2021.

March 17, 2021Blogs and Perspectives

Pamela Hallock Muller, PhD, award-winning geological oceanographer, was the first female marine science faculty member hired at USF.

Celebrating Women’s History Month with Dr. Pamela Hallock Muller

Pam, as she prefers to be called, was the first female professor ever hired at the USF College of Marine Science, which was a Department at the time.

March 15, 2021News

The winning team of the (pre-COVID!) 2020 Spoonbill Ocean Sciences Bowl from Gainesville, FL.

Spoonbill Competition – the Biggest Ever -- Goes Virtual

For the first time in its long-running history, the Spoonbill Ocean Sciences Bowl, a regional high school competition in St. Petersburg, FL where teams compete to advance to the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, will be held virtually.

March 12, 2021Community Engagement

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