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© Photo: Filip Stedt (Getty Images) Ran, the unscrewed submarine that the scientists used, heading down into the depths under the Thwaites Glacier

First-Ever Observations From Under Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ Are Bad News

Researchers have known that the Thwaites Glacier is in trouble due to encroaching warm waters, but they’d never actually analyzed data from beneath the glacier’s float ice shelf—until now.

April 9, 2021News

USF leads first research cruise to study Piney Point’s environmental impact

USF Response to Piney Point Spill

A team from the University of South Florida College of Marine Science (USF CMS) embarked on the first research cruise in Tampa Bay on April 7, 2021 to study the environmental impacts of the breach at Piney Point that started in March.

April 8, 2021News

USF marine scientists are aboard the R/V Weatherbird II research vessel to study the environmental impacts of the recent breach at a retired fertilizer processing plant at Piney Point in Manatee County, Fla.

USF leads first research cruise to study Piney Point’s environmental impact

A team of scientists from the University of South Florida College of Marine Science have embarked on the first research cruise in Tampa Bay dedicated to studying the environmental impacts of the recent breach at a retired fertilizer processing plant at Piney Point in Manatee County, Florida.

April 7, 2021News

The grant from Second Nature will allow USF to unify and streamline efforts to address climate change while creating a more sustainable environment.

USF advances action on climate planning with new grant funding

The grant from Second Nature, a Boston-based non-profit whose mission is to accelerate climate action in and through higher education, will allow USF to unify and streamline efforts to address climate change while creating a more sustainable environment.

March 29, 2021News

USF CMS located on the spectacularly beautiful waterfront of Tampa Bay adjacent to the USF St. Petersburg campus

Florida Governor Appoints Dean Frazer to Environmental Regulation Commission

Governor Ron DeSantis announced this month that Tom Frazer, PhD, dean of the USF College of Marine Science (USF CMS), is one of four new appointees to the Florida Environmental Regulation Commission (ERC).

March 23, 2021News

Deep ocean floor sediments were collected from the South Atlantic Ocean by the Royal Research Ship (RRS) James Cook. Credit: Will Homoky

Deep Sea Sediments Fuel the Oceans

Iron, an essential nutrient for phytoplankton, is tough to find in the ocean. One liter of seawater contains 35 grams of salt but only around one billionth of a gram of iron.

March 22, 2021News

Pamela Hallock Muller, PhD, award-winning geological oceanographer, was the first female marine science faculty member hired at USF.

Celebrating Women’s History Month with Dr. Pamela Hallock Muller

Pam, as she prefers to be called, was the first female professor ever hired at the USF College of Marine Science, which was a Department at the time.

March 15, 2021News

One of the red snapper sampled as part of this Gulf-wide study in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Red Snapper in the Gulf Show Signs of Stress

The team sampled nearly 570 fish from 72 Gulf locations between 2011 to 2017in the wake of the historic 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

March 10, 2021News

USF CMS sunset

USF receives $3 million gift to benefit the College of Marine Science

The University of South Florida today announced a $3 million gift to the USF Foundation that will benefit students in the College of Marine Science.

January 25, 2021News

Tony Greco, Electron Microscope Manager at USF CMS

In Focus: Tony Greco Retires After 40 Years of Service

Greco’s tenure solidifies his spot amongst an elite group of faculty or staff who spent more than four decades at the CMS.

December 10, 2020News

The planet Jupiter. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstadt/Sean Doran

Scientists discover new way to measure turbulence of large planets and exoplanets

Results show that the Jupiter’s atmosphere is four times more turbulent than Saturn’s.

November 30, 2020News

Transmission electron micrograph of a phage that infects a marine bacterium called Vibrio natriegens, an emerging model organism for marine lab studies. Under Breitbart’s mentorship, Yonas described the genome, which he reported in Microbiology Resource Announcements.

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make me a Match!

New Virtual Research Program Exceeds Expectations During COVID-19 Shutdown.

November 30, 2020COVID-19, Diversity, News

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