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An underwater photograph showing dead seagrass. Courtesy of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

New research shows long-term recovery possible for areas impacted by seagrass die-off

Nearly 10,000 acres of lush seagrass vanished from Florida Bay between 1987 and 1991, leading to massive ecological changes in the region near the Florida Keys. Abundance of the seagrass, Thalassia testudinum, more commonly known as turtlegrass, a foundation species of the Florida Bay ecosystem, decreased extensively during what is considered to be one of the largest declines in seagrass cover in recent history.

April 29, 2021Research and Innovation

Mark Margres, assistant professor of biology photographs an Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake at Caladesi Island, Florida.

USF researcher’s exploration of toxic Tiger Rattlesnake venom advances application of genetic science techniques

In deciphering a simple, but particularly deadly venom, the research opens avenues for exploration of how genes produce traits.

January 19, 2021Research and Innovation

A jellyfish swimming

Study reveals jellyfish create a ‘virtual wall’ to enhance performance

New research led by the University of South Florida has uncovered one of the reasons jellyfish have come to be known as the “world’s most efficient swimmer.”

January 7, 2021Research and Innovation

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