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CMS in the News 2022

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 2022.

August 9, 2022CMS in the News

Healthy coral reef in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Sources/Usage: Public Domain.

Coral Reef “Oases”: New Study Provides Clues to Locate Resilient Reef Communities

New models developed by an international team including USGS researchers could predict and explain the locations of resilient coral reef communities that may play a key role in coral reef conservation efforts.

August 2, 2022News, Publication Highlights

Graduate students Hannah Hunt (USF), Dylan Halbeisen (USF), Ilana Farrell (OSU) work with Dr. Salvo Caprara (USF) and Dr. Joe Tamborski (ODU) to sample the Hillsborough River. The team is collecting dissolved metals and organic matter and measuring the salinity, temperature and pH of the river. Credit: Tim Conway, USF

On the hunt: where do phytoplankton get their food in the nutrient-starved Gulf?

The team has a hunch there’s an overlooked nutrient source that requires further investigation: submarine groundwater discharge along the coastal margins.

August 2, 2022News

The Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

Shannon Burns awarded prestigious John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

USF College of Marine Science Ph.D. student, Shannon Burns, is among 86 finalists selected for the highly competitive 2023 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, announced by NOAA and Sea Grant.

August 1, 2022Awards

USF CMS alumna Dr. Christin Murphy at an outreach event while a graduate student at the college.

A Q&A with Dr. Christin Murphy

An adept speaker, Dr. Murphy excels in communicating her cross-disciplinary studies through dance, humor, and emphatic excitement for her work and the applications they hold. Dr. Christin Murphy is a wealth of career advice, scientific knowledge, and a pioneer in bio-technology.

July 22, 2022Blogs and Perspectives

USF CMS graduate student Jon Peake on a research dive.

USF research team advances understanding of the small but mighty forage fishes

Forage fishes, or bait fish, are unsung heroes of the Gulf coast ecosystem. Many of these species have been overlooked by fisheries scientists and managers until fairly recently.

July 19, 2022News

The R/V Weatherbird II preparing for a five day cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo credit: Carlyn Scott

Stretching our Sea Legs: A story from the 2022 Pelagic Ecology Cruise

This course gives students an opportunity to experience a research cruise – especially powerful for those who, for one reason or another, may otherwise have gone their whole time at CMS with dry feet.

June 29, 2022Blogs and Perspectives

Erica Ombres and her family enjoying Washington, DC

Q&A with CMS Alum Dr. Erica Ombres

Oceanography may seem an unlikely career choice for someone who grew up in Yuma, Arizona and never heard of a career in “marine science” as a kid. Graduate school wasn’t on the radar, either when Erica Ombres pursued her bachelor’s at the University of Arizona in Tucson. After all, no one in her family had earned an advanced degree, she said.

June 29, 2022Blogs and Perspectives

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June 29, 2022Rising Tides Newsletter

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Rising Tides June 2022

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June 29, 2022Rising Tides Newsletter

A stunning painting of Amberjack by Diane Peebles. © Diane Rome Peebles.

Jackpot: scientific study offers $250 rewards for tagged Greater Amberjack

Dr. Sean Powers of the University of South Alabama is leading a “Dream Team” of researchers in an $11.7 million study of the Greater Amberjack species.

June 28, 2022News

Science Mentor Becky assists campers Emily, Katie, Smithi, and Carissa with creating their MPA using ArcGIS.

Go Fish! Marine Protection and Fisheries Lab

The first portion of the lab focused on fisheries, management, basic modeling principals, and population dynamics.

June 24, 2022Girls Camp

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