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The RV Gould, a U.S. Antarctic Program ship transporting researchers back from Palmer Station.  Photo credit: Amelia Shevenell.

Southern Ocean Science – a different kind of SOS?

The continent covered in ice is over 10,000 miles away from the sunshine state. Here’s why Floridians should care about it.

May 8, 2023Blogs and Perspectives

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

Rising Tides Newsletter - April 2023

Rising Tides - April 2023

View some of the highlights in the Rising Tides Newsletter, April 2023 edition.

April 28, 2023Rising Tides Newsletter

Glider Fleet: Update

Glider Fleet: Update

This year our glider fleet is set to break yet another record for the number of days in the water, and we have fingers crossed this holds true.

April 26, 2023Blogs and Perspectives

Trace metals in the North Pacific

Trace metals in the North Pacific

Tim Conway is really excited about these articles from their North Pacific GEOTRACES work, which was the first NSF funding he received after arriving at CMS.

April 26, 2023Publication Highlights

Nearly 25 youth from the Royal Theater Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast spent three days of their spring break becoming ‘Guardians of the Gulf.’

South St. Pete youth become ‘Guardians of the Gulf’ with USF

Guardians of the Gulf is a STEAM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) about coastal and human resiliency run by the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science (USF CMS).

April 25, 2023Community Engagement, Resiliency News

Group picture - Guardians of the Gulf

South St. Pete youth become ‘Guardians of the Gulf’ with USF

The Guardians of the Gulf's mission is to provide a multisensory program that introduces youth to the interconnectivity of our natural environment, empowers them to realize what’s at stake, and inspires them toward action.

April 25, 2023Blogs and Perspectives

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

Rising Tides Newsletter - February 2023

Rising Tides - February 2023

View some of the highlights in the Rising Tides Newsletter, February 2023 edition.

February 28, 2023Rising Tides Newsletter

The 2023 St. Petersburg Science Festival

CMS students, faculty, staff had a blast at St. Petersburg Science Festival

St. Petersburg Science Festival took place on a couple of perfect-weather days: February 17 and 18, 2023.

February 22, 2023Blogs and Perspectives

Iceberg grounded on Ross Bank. Photo courtesy of Rachel Meyne.

Until Next Time, Ross Bank!

After 10 days completing multibeam surveys and Super Sites along our North-South transect of Ross Bank, we switched directions to conduct our East-West transect and finish our science days.

February 22, 2023Blogs and Perspectives

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