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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
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
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