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Our floating laboratory and home until March, the RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer docked in Lyttleton, NZ.

The Shevenell Lab Returns to the Ross Sea

Graduate student Emily Kaiser, a Ph.D. student in Dr. Amelia Shevenell’s lab, reports in from a research expedition to the Ross Sea, Antarctica, where she is part of a team exploring the timing and mechanisms forcing retreat of the Ross Ice Shelf (RIS) following the Last Glacial Maximum. The team will use seafloor mapping, seismic reflection, and sediment coring to achieve their objectives. Read more about their expedition – and stay tuned for more updates from Emily.

January 4, 2023Blogs and Perspectives

Savannah Hartman

Obligation to Enhance OBIS Data for Sea- and Shorebirds of the Americas

The family Procellariidae, which includes open-ocean petrels and shearwaters, were documented in the most marine ecoregions.

January 3, 2023Publication Highlights

USF College of Marine Science in the News

CMS in the News 2022

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 2022.

December 23, 2022CMS in the News

Rising Tides December 2022 | USF College of Marine Science

Rising Tides December 2022

View some of the highlights in the Rising Tides Newsletter, December 2022 edition.

December 12, 2022Rising Tides Newsletter

This is part of the cover image from the book Zonal Jets: Phenomenology, Genesis, and Physics, which was edited by Boris Galperin and Peter L. Read.

Advances in the science of turbulence

Unraveling the physics of large-scale planetary features takes patience and time.

December 8, 2022Blogs and Perspectives

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

Florida’s flat, low-lying topography makes many areas susceptible to flooding. Hurricanes can highlight those vulnerabilities.

Hurricane season underscores the value of improved flood forecasting

In late May, forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center signaled a tempestuous 2022 Atlantic hurricane season.

December 2, 2022Florida Flood Hub, News

Hannah Hunt, Ph.D. student in the lab of Dr. Tim Conway

Distinguishing the influence of sediments, the Congo River, and water-mass mixing on the distribution of iron and its isotopes in the Southeast Atlantic Ocean

Iron is a key micronutrient for primary production in the surface ocean. Iron isotopes can provide a window into the sources and cycling of iron to the surface and deep ocean.

November 30, 2022News, Publication Highlights

Hurricane Ian made landfall on September 28 as the fourth-strongest storm in the state’s history.

How the College of Marine Science responded to Hurricane Ian

In the wake of the hurricane, researchers at the University of South Florida College of Marine Science (CMS) have been hard at work studying the storm’s impacts on the state. From high-resolution modeling to satellite imagery, these snapshots show our teams at work.

November 30, 2022Florida Flood Hub, News

Coloured electron microscopy of diatoms, species Arachnoidiscus ZEISS EVO SEM

Solving the mysteries of nickel: an oceanic paradox

As with terrestrial life, all oceanic life needs nutrients such as nitrate, phosphate, carbon, and various trace metals to survive. In the vast open gyres of the ocean, such nutrients are increasingly hard to come by.

November 15, 2022Blogs and Perspectives

Fishing at Sunrise at Ballast Point Park Pier, Tampa, Florida

USF-led team detects toxic “forever chemicals,” or PFAS, in Tampa Bay fish and sediments

The first-of-its-kind study also outlines potential human health implications related to fish consumption.

November 15, 2022News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

A Tribute to William T. “Bill” Hogarth, Ph.D. (1939-2022)

William T. (“Bill”) Hogarth, 83, of Treasure Island FL passed away after a short illness on November 5, 2022.

November 9, 2022News

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