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The Making of: Virus Hunters

A Virtual St. Pete Science Festival Activity.

October 21, 2021Blogs and Perspectives, Community Engagement

Tsunami sensing buoy recovered in Tampa Bay

Tsunami sensing buoy recovered in Tampa Bay

An interdisciplinary group of scientists and engineers at USF developed a new type of buoy capable of detecting tiny changes in the ocean floor that can be precursors to large natural events such as tsunamis.

October 11, 2021Blogs and Perspectives

Hispanic Heritage Month

USF CMS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through October 15th, I did a Q&A with members of our Hispanic/Latinx/a/o community here at the USF College of Marine Science.

October 11, 2021Blogs and Perspectives, Diversity

Fishing and processing vessels from the then German Democratic Republic (GDR) targeting spawning Atlantic herring on Georges Bank, September 1974.

When you come to a fork in the road – take it!

Steve Murawski traces the milestones of his nearly 50-year-long career in ocean science – and shares invaluable lessons he has learned along the way.

October 8, 2021Blogs and Perspectives

The RV Ronald H. Brown will be transporting the members of the GOMECC cruise throughout the Gulf of Mexico for 42 days.

GOMECC cruise departs for another turn around the Gulf

The annual ocean monitoring cruise departs on a 42-day journey with three CMS students on board.

September 15, 2021Blogs and Perspectives

Science Mentors Bella and Kylee present the fisheries data to the campers.

Keeping Good Company: Fish Banks Simulation

On the last Wednesday of OCG the campers participated in a team activity called “Fish Banks,” a simulation game in which the girls acted as hypothetical fishing companies.

July 21, 2021Blogs and Perspectives, Girls Camp

Peer counselor Lauren, Lab Leaders Savannah and Dr. Digna, and campers Savannah, Sarah, Megan, and Alana help create a final presentation showing sea surface temperature and eddies that formed in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Gulf Stream from July 2020 – July 2021.

Remote Sensing is FAR out!

Our goal was to teach these young women about the complex mechanisms and properties of the ocean that we hadn’t thought about until grad school.

July 20, 2021Blogs and Perspectives, Girls Camp

The lab rotation 2 group featuring OCG Fellow Shannon, campers Jocelyn, Arianna, Jenna, and Faustina, and Science Mentor Juan holding up their cool dry ice experiments in progress.

Bonding Time

This year’s Ocean Chemistry lab made for some good reactions! We began with a bead counting activity to show the composition of salts in the oceans.

July 20, 2021Blogs and Perspectives, Girls Camp

Ojas showing Ciona to campers Willow and Sophie.

Marine Microbes & I

Exploring the role of microbiome on marine and gut health.

July 20, 2021Blogs and Perspectives, Girls Camp

Science Mentor Mike and campers Arianna, Jocelyn, and Jenna examine the anatomy of a Redfish.

One Fish, Two Fish, Tampa Bay Redfish!

The goal of the lab is pretty straight forward: To learn about fish and why they are important.

July 20, 2021Blogs and Perspectives, Girls Camp

Science Mentor Becky and Peer Counselor Shiyenne assisting campers Sarah, Amiya, and Ari with creating their surplus models in Excel.

O-fish-ally Out of Fish? Marine Protection and Fisheries Lab

Campers got to learn the importance of protecting marine life and tried their hand at being fisheries managers in the Marine Protection and Fisheries Modeling lab.

July 20, 2021Blogs and Perspectives, Girls Camp

Row of Saildrones at Saildrone Headquarters.

Campers use Saildrone to explore the mysteries of the Southern Ocean!

As a key contributor to heat and carbon transport around our globe, the Southern Ocean plays a large role in regulating Earth’s global climate.

July 20, 2021Blogs and Perspectives, Girls Camp

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