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Florida Institute of Oceanography’s Keys Marine Laboratory, hosted by USF, to return rescued corals back to the sea
After housing more than 5,000 rescued corals for three months due to unprecedented water temperatures that caused a massive coral bleaching event off the coast of Florida, the Florida Institute of Oceanography’s Keys Marine Laboratory is now ready to return corals to the sea.
October 30, 2023Research and Innovation
Education and research combined for students aboard a five-day cruise on the Florida Institute of Oceanography’s R/V Weatherbird II – providing them the opportunity to apply skills they’ve learned in the classroom to hands-on field studies at sea.
USF/FIO’s Keys Marine Laboratory to house thousands of corals to mitigate impact from historic ocean heat wave
The Keys Marine Laboratory contains one of the largest temperature-controlled seawater systems in the Florida Keys, allowing for the study of corals and other marine organisms as well as offering a refuge for them to live, rehabilitate and grow. The laboratory is part of the state-wide Florida Institute of Oceanography, a consortium that supports all institutions in the State University System.
July 24, 2023Research and Innovation
Ship granted to USF will enhance Florida Institute of Oceanography’s efforts to build a robust ocean science and maritime workforce
After a 4,000-mile journey, a 117-foot twin-hulled ship granted to the University of South Florida is docked at its new home port in St. Petersburg, where it will be operated by the Florida Institute of Oceanography to offer transformative opportunities for students to explore and advance the field of ocean science.
July 12, 2023Research and Innovation
His expertise in jellyfish is so renowned, Monty Graham, director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography and professor of integrative biology at USF, has a new species of jellyfish bearing his name – the Aurelia montyi.
September 17, 2021Research and Innovation
The University of South Florida announced today the appointment of William Montrose Graham as the new director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography. Hosted by USF, FIO serves as the state of Florida's hub of oceanographic research and coastal stewardship and as an education and research resource for schools across the State University System.
November 2, 2020University News
Along U.S. Route 1, about halfway between Key Largo and Key West, sits an unassuming yet premiere research facility helping solve some of the most pressing threats facing the world’s marine ecosystems.
August 7, 2019Research and Innovation