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CMS faculty on list of high impact researchers ranked worldwide

An update to a study by Elsevier and Stanford University shows a strong showing from faculty at the USF College of Marine Science.

December 13, 2021Blogs and Perspectives

Up close and personal look at a hogfish eye. Photo by Rob Waara.

Life through the eyes of a Hogfish

The hogfish, named for the long hog-like snout it uses to root around in the sand for food, is an iconic Florida Gulf Coast seafood staple known for its delicious white meat.

November 2, 2021Blogs and Perspectives

Deploying an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP). Luis Sorinas (USF graduate student), Jay Law (USF CMS), Matt McNamee (USFSP undergraduate)

Ocean Circulation Lab replaces weather buoys in the Bay

The five-day cruise deployed meteorological buoys around the Gulf of Mexico.

October 26, 2021Blogs and Perspectives

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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

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