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Campers Peyton, Ella, and Carissa holding the plankton net and OCG Fellow Tiff holding the plankton sample they collected. Photo credit: Lydia Pleasants, ANGARI Foundation.

Seas-ing the Day!

The Niskin bottle and sediments crew were tasked with collecting samples for us to characterize our stations.

June 23, 2022Girls Camp

Dr. Serge Andrefouet was visiting USF when he processed this 2001 Landsat-7 satellite image of sand and seaweed beds in the Bahamas, which won NASA’s Tournament Earth 2020 contest. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory / Serge Andrefouet, USF.

Dr. Frank Muller-Karger Receives 2021 William T. Pecora Award

Dr. Frank Muller-Karger, biological oceanography professor who leads the Institute for Remote Sensing at the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science, has been honored with the prestigious 2021 William T. Pecora Award for his extraordinary contributions and leadership using remote sensing to further our understanding of the ocean.

June 21, 2022Awards

Campers taking a break for lunch at the Clam

Fish Banks: Following the Current-cy

On the Tuesday of our last week of camp, we spent most of the day engaged in an activity called Fish Banks.

June 20, 2022Girls Camp

Science Mentor Mike demonstrating how to cut open a fish sample to campers Maya, Lily, and Jaela.

Fish Ecology Blog

This is the sixth year that Michael Sipes, Science Mentor, had the pleasure of leading the Fish Ecology Lab and every year it’s a blast.

June 20, 2022Girls Camp

Kyle Amergian, lead author and recent CMS alum (M.S., Class of 2019)

Can Areas of High Alkalinity Freshwater Discharge Provide Potential Refugia for Marine Calcifying Organisms?

Enjoy this launch blurb celebrating a publication related to ocean acidification along the Springs Coast in the northeast Gulf of Mexico whose lead author was recent CMS alum (M.S., Class of 2019), Kyle Amergian.

June 17, 2022News, Publication Highlights

Campers Serah, Ella, Guinnie, and Bri holding shark teeth.

Totally Jawesome! A Shark 101 and Shark Tagging Lab

These campers totally needed a bigger boat.. Sharks were on deck at OCG!

June 17, 2022Girls Camp

Oil spill from a fire-damaged platform, captured by the Sentinel-2 satellite of the European Space Agency. Fire smoke appears white, while oil slicks appear dark (crude and emulsified oil) or metallic color (oil sheen). Credit: Sentinel-2 data from Copernicus operated by the European Union Agency for the Space Programme in partnership with the European Space Agency. Image generated by Chuanmin Hu of University of South Florida.

Humans Responsible for over 90% of World's Oil Slicks

A team of Chinese and U.S. scientists developed the first global map of chronic oil slicks in the ocean and found that more than 90% of them come from human sources, significantly more than previously reported.

June 16, 2022News

OCG Fellow Tiff Raetzel illustrates settling rate to a group of campers enjoying a break from heat.

Behold the Barrier Island!

The final field trip of Oceanography Camp for Girls 2022 was our expedition to Caladesi Island.

June 15, 2022Girls Camp

Lab leader Keith and campers Bella, Victoria, Hana and Gweni collect a water sample that contains environmental DNA.

DNA Detectives!

Campers became detectives for a day as they collected the DNA left behind by organisms in the water, known as environmental DNA (eDNA), to identify organisms from different habitats!

June 15, 2022Girls Camp

Dock view of Clam Bayou Marine Education Center

Waves of Inspiration

Waves of Inspiration - MEDIA ADVISORY. Leadership St. Pete® Class of 2022 to unveil major capital improvements at Clam Bayou Marine Education Center,

June 8, 2022Community Engagement, News

Both USF and Salsbury University All-Aboard teams take a selfie in front of Ragland Bottom Center Hill Lake in Sparta, TN during a group geology scavenger hunt.

Bull’s Eye for JEDI on the high seas (er … a freshwater lake!)

Last year NSF launched a two-year pilot program called All-ABOARD, which stands for “Alliance-Building Offshore to Achieve Resilience and Diversity.” The goal of this program, hosted by Columbia University, is to advance justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) initiatives in STEM fields—especially the geosciences, which are one of the least racially diverse fields of science.

May 27, 2022Diversity, News

Natalia López Figueroa, CMS Ph.D. candidate

USF CMS student Natalia López Figueroa awarded NOAA Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship

CMS Ph.D. candidate Natalia López Figueroa was awarded a Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship administered by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management.

May 25, 2022Awards, Diversity, News

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