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University of South Florida College of Marine Science researchers have shared their initial findings of how the Tampa Bay ecosystem has responded to the controlled discharges of nutrient-rich wastewater released from the retired Piney Point fertilizer processing plant.
May 24, 2021Research and Innovation
A computer model initially developed by the University of South Florida College of Marine Science to track red tide and ocean currents has quickly been adapted and is now being used to support the efforts to understand the transport, transformation and fate of contaminants in wastewater released into Tampa Bay from the retired Piney Point fertilizer plant.
April 14, 2021Research and Innovation
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 8, 2021Research and Innovation
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.
April 1, 2021Research and Innovation
Governor Ron DeSantis announced this month that Tom Frazer, PhD, dean of the USF College of Marine Science, is one of four new appointees to the Florida Environmental Regulation Commission.
March 23, 2021University News
Nearly all of the Red Snapper sampled in the Gulf of Mexico over a six-year period by University of South Florida marine scientists showed evidence of liver damage, according to a study reported in Aquatic Toxicology.
March 10, 2021Research and Innovation
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. The estate gift from Anne Von Rosenstiel, who passed away in December 2019, will be divided between two existing endowments established by Von Rosenstiel and her late husband, Werner.
January 25, 2021University News
The swirls, eddies, and wavy bands of Jupiter and Saturn may remind us of a soothing, starry, starry night - but they reveal these two gas giants to be stormy, turbulent places. The turbulence produces energy cascades, a non-linear transfer of energy between different scales of motion. These are as fundamental to understanding planetary dynamics as the cardiovascular system is to understanding the human body.
December 2, 2020Research and Innovation
City of St. Petersburg supports USF efforts to further enhance diversity with new pledge to College of Marine Science
The City of St. Petersburg has contributed $125,000 to the University of South Florida Foundation to help enhance diversity in the ocean sciences. The gift to the USF College of Marine Science’s “Bridge to the Doctorate” fellowship endowment supports underrepresented students of color who are African American or Black, Hispanic or Latinx, Pacific Islanders, Native American or Alaska Native.
October 30, 2020University News
The University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science has been awarded a five-year, $9 million cooperative agreement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Coast Survey to launch the Center for Ocean Mapping and Innovative Technologies.
October 16, 2020Research and Innovation
There’s no such thing as a short expedition to Antarctica, so it was already going to be a long time away from home. But Alastair Graham, PhD, associate professor in USF’s College of Marine Science, had done this eight times before.
The National Academy of Inventors has named USF College of Marine Science Senior Research Ocean Engineer Clifford R. Merz as one of its new senior members in recognition of his achievements in inventing marine-based renewable energy technology.
August 11, 2020Research and Innovation