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Sunset. Photo credit, NOAA

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

Location of pilot sites

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

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

The virtual faculty seminar allowed professors to share their latest contributions to oceanography research. Note: This faculty picture was taken at CMS pre-COVID.

Faculty Seminar kicks off the school year

CMS professors share their latest contributions to oceanography research with the College of Marine Science community.

September 3, 2021News

 Can you get any more charismatic?! Taken in Manatee Springs, Florida.  Credit: Mya Breitbart

CMS team uncovers new insights about viruses and bacteria in Manatee Springs, Florida

Most people visit Manatee Springs to see its charismatic megafauna, from the iconic sea cows that are its namesake to gators and majestic great blue herons. But not Kema Malki.

September 3, 2021News

Video from a remotely operated vehicle is used to collect reef fish abundance and length distribution data during fishery-independent surveys. Credit: University of South Alabama Fisheries Ecology Lab at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Team selected to estimate abundance of Greater Amberjack in South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico

Team selected to estimate abundance of Greater Amberjack in South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico.

August 25, 2021News

View of the first fuel ship entering the Port of Tampa after Hurricane Irma, as it passes NRT 5. Credit: NOAA

Tampa Bay-PORTS Celebrates 30 Years

The real-time “coastal intelligence” system was the first of its kind in the US. It is now one of 37 systems around the country managed by NOAA.

August 17, 2021News

First-year courses that address the “hidden curriculum” of graduate school are critical, according to a publication in Nature Geoscience that includes co-author Dr. Mya Breitbart.

Leveling the Playing Field for Grad Students

First-year courses that address the “hidden curriculum” of graduate school are critical, according to a publication in Nature Geoscience that includes co-author Dr. Mya Breitbart.

August 10, 2021News

USF scientists use NASA satellite images to track Sargassum, a brown seaweed. In June 2021 (shown above) they found it in record-high amounts in the Caribbean, central west Atlantic Ocean, and Gulf of Mexico.

2021: another banner year for brown seaweed

USF scientists detect record-high amount of Sargassum in Caribbean, central west Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico

July 1, 2021News

Oceanography Camp for Girls (OCG) is a three-week summer program for young women from Pinellas County. Dr. Teresa Greely (far left), has served as the Camp’s director since 1994. Dr. Angela Lodge (far right), a former social worker and youth development expert co-directed OCG with Greely for more than 20 years.

Oceanography Camp for Girls Turns 30

This three-week summer program, designed for young women from Pinellas County in their sandwich summer between middle school and high school, has earned billing by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a model for immersive, experiential STEM learning for women and girls.

June 29, 2021Girls Camp, News

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