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USF Team Selected by NOAA for Award to Support Marine Sanctuaries
The three-year project, “Climate Change Indicators Across the National Marine Sanctuaries System,” is one of seven competitively selected projects addressing marine sanctuary management totaling $3.7 million.
October 26, 2022News, Resiliency News
Warming oceans likely to shrink the viable habitat of many marine animals – but not all
As the oceans warm squid and other vertical migrators living in tropical zones are likely to expand their habitat northward – but not necessarily leave their native tropical zones.
October 14, 2022News
Mya Breitbart, “virus hunter” at the CMS, named Distinguished University Professor
Twenty years ago, Mya Breitbart, a biological oceanography professor at the USF College of Marine Science (CMS), published a landmark paper in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences (PNAS) about a new sequencing technique called viral metagenomics.
October 10, 2022News
Robert H. Weisberg was elected as an AGU Fellow
Distinguished University Professor Emeritus Robert H. Weisberg was elected as an American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Fellow.
CMS labs join forces to solve the mysteries of Florida’s red tides
In a serendipitous research cruise this summer, three labs within the USF College of Marine Science, plus its glider fleet team, joined forces to improve our understanding of a decades-old question: what causes red tides to form in the Gulf of Mexico?
September 7, 2022News
Faster in the Past: New seafloor images – the highest resolution of any taken off the West Antarctic Ice Sheet – upend understanding of Thwaites Glacier retreat
At times in its past, retreat of the massive Thwaites Glacier was even quicker than it is today, heightening concerns for its future.
September 5, 2022News
A hybrid conductometric / spectrophotometric method for determining ionic strength of dilute aqueous solutions
A hybrid conductometric / spectrophotometric method for determining ionic strength of dilute aqueous solutions.
August 17, 2022News, Publication Highlights
Coral Reef “Oases”: New Study Provides Clues to Locate Resilient Reef Communities
New models developed by an international team including USGS researchers could predict and explain the locations of resilient coral reef communities that may play a key role in coral reef conservation efforts.
August 2, 2022News, Publication Highlights
On the hunt: where do phytoplankton get their food in the nutrient-starved Gulf?
The team has a hunch there’s an overlooked nutrient source that requires further investigation: submarine groundwater discharge along the coastal margins.
August 2, 2022News
USF research team advances understanding of the small but mighty forage fishes
Forage fishes, or bait fish, are unsung heroes of the Gulf coast ecosystem. Many of these species have been overlooked by fisheries scientists and managers until fairly recently.
July 19, 2022News
Jackpot: scientific study offers $250 rewards for tagged Greater Amberjack
Dr. Sean Powers of the University of South Alabama is leading a “Dream Team” of researchers in an $11.7 million study of the Greater Amberjack species.
June 28, 2022News
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