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The Making of: Virus Hunters

A Virtual St. Pete Science Festival Activity.

October 21, 2021Blogs and Perspectives, Community Engagement

USF College of Marine Science in the News

CMS in the News 2021

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 2021.

October 17, 2021CMS in the News

Rising Tides Newsletter Archives

Rising Tides Newsletter Archives

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October 14, 2021Rising Tides Newsletter

 Rising Tides Newsletter, October 2021

Rising Tides October 2021

View some of the highlights in the Rising Tides Newsletter, October 2021 edition.

October 14, 2021Rising Tides Newsletter

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Team that includes USF marine chemist awarded grant as part of NOAA’s largest 5-year investment to fight climate crisis

For the last 21 years and counting, a fleet of Argo floats roaming the top half of the global oceans have helped scientists keep their fingers on the pulse of the planet -- collecting critical data that help us better understand how the oceans are changing in response to human activities.

October 12, 2021News

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

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A USF-led Team Awarded NSF Convergence Accelerator Grant to Link the Green Economy to the Blue Economy at the Coast

A USF-led team headed by Maya Trotz, environmental engineering professor and principal investigator (PI), has been awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

October 11, 2021News

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

Erosion of dunes following Tropical Storm Eta. (Credit: Justin Birchler, USGS. Public domain.)

USF College of Marine Science Joins Ocean Visions Network

The USF College of Marine Science (USF CMS) announced it has joined the Ocean Visions Research Consortium.

September 20, 2021News

Aurelia montyi. Credit: Luciano Chiaverano

New jellyfish species named after FIO director, USF professor

The Aurelia montyi is one of 28 Aurelia species, also known as “moon jellies,” because their pale bell resembles a full moon.

September 17, 2021News

The trace metal CTD rosette gets hauled back on board. Image: Alex Fox, https://geotraces-gp15.com/

Pole-to-pole for trace metal science

Trace metals, such as iron, zinc, and copper are rare in the ocean and tricky to study but understanding them is as critical as understanding the role of vitamins, or toxins, in human health.

September 16, 2021News

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