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Lead author Adrienne Hollister aboard the R/V Hogarth in 2018. A key challenge for scientists working on trace metals is contamination, especially aboard a research ship, so clean lab techniques are required.

Scientists “Watch” Phytoplankton Regenerate Trace Metals for First Time

A lab simulation led by the USF College of Marine Science begins to plug holes in decades-long gaps of knowledge about trace metal chemistry.

April 2, 2020News

New CMS Outreach Program Wins Smart Cities Award

New CMS Outreach Program Wins Smart Cities Award

We are proud to launch this program with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast so we can that educate kids about the challenges and opportunities facing our precious coast, while also empowering them toward action.

March 10, 2020Community Engagement, News

Sargassum piles up around Munson Island, Florida Keys. Credit: Brian Lapointe

Solving the Mystery of Coastal Sargassum

USF marine scientists were part of a NOAA-led study that improves our understanding of a new phenomenon: thick belts of brown algae piling up in places it never used to be before.

February 25, 2020News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

CMPS Study Examines Impact of Sea Level Rise on Vessel Navigation in Tampa Bay

The study found that conditions of slow or near-zero currents required for some critical vessel maneuvers will increase with increasing mean water depth.

February 17, 2020News

Lead author Dr. Anni Djurhuus (right) from the University of the Faroe Islands (formerly USF College of Marine Science) and coauthor Dr. Enrique Montes (USF College of Marine Science) manage the Rosette water sampler. All scientists need to perform a marine eDNA study of this sort is about a liter of water.

eDNA Used to Track Marine Biodiversity Over Time in a Research First

Environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis is an emerging tool that holds promise for global biodiversity monitoring and conservation efforts.

February 7, 2020News

Sunset on the fantail of the RSS James Cook in the mid-Atlantic Ocean during a GEOTRACES cruise (GA13).

Ironing out the Complexity of Phytoplankton-Iron Interactions

Dr. Kristen Buck, USF CMS Associate Professor, and CMS graduate student Travis Mellett were coauthors on a recent publication in the Annual Review of Marine Science.

February 6, 2020News

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is an industrial disaster that began on April 20, 2010.

Deepwater Horizon: 10 years later

Top 10 takeaways from international conference.

February 4, 2020News

US Coast Guard 2020

CMPS Personnel Attend Salute to US Coast Guard

The event was sponsored by the International Propeller Club, Port of Tampa, The Tampa Council, Navy League of the United States and the Coast Guard Foundation, and included recognition of currently serving Coast Guard members, reservists, and auxiliary.

January 28, 2020News

Participants of the Ecopath35 conference pose for a group photo on the seawall at the College of Marine Science.

Advancing Ecosystem Science in St. Pete

The USF College of Marine Science hosted a series of events in December to help advance ecosystem science and ecosystem-based fisheries management.

January 6, 2020News

Large tabular icebergs located between Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf and the A-68 ice island, which calved off of the Larsen C last year, as seen on a NASA Operation IceBridge mission on Oct. 16, 2018. (NASA/Jefferson Beck)

New iron release pathway discovered in Antarctic sediment core study

Iron is important for plant-like algae that form throughout the world’s oceans, taking carbon dioxide from the air to form organic matter which can sink to the bottom of the ocean and be buried in ocean floor sediments.

December 21, 2019News

Fish shoal. Photo Credit: Steve De Neef

Ocean Running Low on Oxygen

USF CMS professor, Dr. Brad Seibel, co-authors the latest IUCN report covering ocean deoxygenation

December 12, 2019News

Foraminifera as bioindicators of water quality.

Forams: Small but Mighty Water-Quality Indicators

A study reported recently in Environmental Pollution outlines the strengths and limitations of the FI, which was first developed based on studies in the Atlantic and Caribbean.

December 11, 2019News

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