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USF College of Marine Science

Parasite may lead to ‘pandemic’ for sea urchins, according to new USF research

Listen: Researchers at the University of South Florida have discovered a marine parasite attacking sea urchins has spread to a new species and region. They’re concerned it’s becoming a pandemic for sea urchins. A parasite...
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New projections for rapid increases in high-tide flooding for St. Petersburg & elsewhere

There are new projections that predict rapid increases in high-tide flooding for St. Petersburg, Florida, over the coming decade.
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Oil from BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster spread over a larger area than previously thought: scientists

A new study led by scientists in Florida finds that oil from BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster spread over a much larger area than previously thought. The research was published yesterday in the journal Science Advances....
USF St. Pete journalism student Andrea Perez on lead in water

Students find low levels of lead in South St. Pete water

Journalism graduate students at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg have found low levels of lead in drinking water samples taken in the homes of middle school students in South St. Pete. WMNF News...
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St. Petersburg will March for Science on Saturday

This Saturday in Washington, D.C. is a national March for Science, and there are local marches as well; Sean spoke with two people helping out with the March for Science in St. Petersburg, Florida on Monday’s...
USF Weatherbird marine science ship

Update on Gulf ecosystem 6 years after BP oil disaster

One question that remains six years after the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is how the use of dispersants affected the Gulf ecosystem. To find out, Thursday morning WMNF News interviewed David Hollander, a...

USF researcher looks back at five years of impacts on Gulf of BP disaster

USF researcher looks back at five years of impacts on Gulf of BP disaster

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