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Students conduct science at sea

Students conduct science at sea

Education and research combined for students aboard a five-day cruise on the Florida Institute of Oceanography’s R/V Weatherbird II.

September 20, 2023News

Biodiversity fish reef

Researchers propose a global observatory to monitor Earth’s biodiversity

The Global Biodiversity Observing System is a proposal designed to improve monitoring efforts of Earth’s biodiversity and, in turn, improve conservation in an age of climate change.

August 25, 2023News, Publication Highlights

Need image caption. PHOTO CREDIT: Jessica Van Vaerenbergh, USF CMS graduate student.

Deep-diving gliders capture key ocean data for hurricane forecasting

New NOAA funding means ocean gliders operated by the USF College of Marine Science will help hurricane experts forecast storm intensity in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean.

August 11, 2023News

Research Vessel Western Flyer

Ship granted to USF will enhance Florida Institute of Oceanography’s efforts to build a robust ocean science and maritime workforce

After a 4,000-mile journey, a 117-foot twin-hulled ship granted to the University of South Florida (USF) is docked at its new home port in St. Petersburg, where it will be operated by the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) to offer transformative opportunities for students to explore and advance the field of ocean science.

July 12, 2023News

John Conrad Ogden, 82 of St. Petersburg, FL

An Ocean Hero, A Mentor to so Many, A Friend to All

We are sad about the passing of Dr. John Ogden. He died peacefully on Monday, June 25, 2023. Dr. John Ogden (1940-2023).

July 6, 2023Blogs and Perspectives, News

Research vessel JOIDES Resolution surrounded by sea ice as it approaches Antarctica's eastern Ross Sea. CREDIT, Jenny Gales, University of Plymouth.

Past climate change to blame for Antarctica’s giant underwater landslides

An international team of scientists found weak biologically rich layers of sediments hundreds of metres beneath the seafloor which crumbled as oceans warmed and ice sheets declined.

May 18, 2023News

The best way for recreational fishers to release red snapper and red grouper caught in the deeper waters of the Gulf of Mexico -- and physically traumatized from the pressure change experienced during the ascent -- is to use a descending device.

Which barotrauma mitigation method is best for red snapper and red grouper caught in deep water? Recompression outperforms venting, according to Gulf of Mexico study

The best way for recreational fishers to release red snapper and red grouper caught in the deeper waters of the Gulf of Mexico -- and physically traumatized from the pressure change experienced during the ascent -- is to use a descending device.

May 15, 2023News

CMS professor Brad Rosenheim and his former PhD student, Ryan Venturelli, upon arrival to McMurdo Station in Antarctica. McMurdo station is one of three US stations for scientific research in Antarctica—located >600 miles from Mercer Subglacial Lake.

Scientists describe carbon cycle in a subglacial freshwater lake in Antarctica for first time

Surprising results from historic study suggest the shrinking West Antarctic Ice Sheet, a major threat to global sea level rise, was smaller and more dynamic in recent geologic past than previously thought.

May 1, 2023News

The sea urchin killer

Scientists identify 2022 sea urchin killer

The mass die-off of the long-spined sea urchin – a loss that threatens the health of coral reefs from the Caribbean to Florida’s east coast -- was caused by a one-celled organism called a ciliate.

April 19, 2023News

Hurricane Maria image from NOAA

USF CMS joins NOAA’s Caribbean Climate Adaptation Network

The USF College of Marine Science (USF CMS) is one of nine institutions in a five-year NOAA-funded program that will work directly with communities in the Caribbean region to work on how best to prepare for and “adapt” to higher risks of disasters that come with a changing climate.

March 13, 2023News

Three-dimensional visualization of dissolved Fe isotope ratios (δ56Fe) along GEOTRACES sections in (a) the Atlantic and (b) the Pacific. Data are originally from Cyril Abadie, Tim Conway, Jessica Fitzsimmons, Joshua Helgoe, Hannah Hunt, Seth John, François Lacan, Nathan Lanning, Franck Poitrasson, Amadine Radic, Matthias Sieber, Yoshiki Sohrin, Brent Summers, Shotaro Takano, Emily Townsend, and Derek Vance; they are available in the GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2021 (GEOTRACES Int. Data Prod. Group 2021) or are unpublished (GA08 and GP15, provided by Jessica Fitzsimmons and Tim Conway). The visualizations were created and provided by Reiner Schlitzer, Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany. Abbreviation: IRMM-014, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements Standard 014.

How to pump up your iron: hit the gym, eat spinach, or talk to Tim Conway

A Q&A with CMS Associate Professor Tim Conway about iron in the ocean.

February 16, 2023News

Doubtful Sound, New Zealand, which Dr. Xingqian Cui visited in 2016, was apparently so-named because its discoverer, Captain James Cook, decided if he and the crew ventured into the fjord during a voyage in 1770, it would be “doubtful” that they would be able to sail back out of the fjord against the westerly wind.

Fjords: small-but-mighty planetary “thermostats” whose role in the global carbon cycle is both sink and source

If you’re worried about escalating human-induced climate change, consider adding fjords to your thank-you list during this season of gratitude.

December 7, 2022News

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