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By Matthew Cimitile, USF University Communications and Marketing 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 (FIO) Keys Marine Laboratory (KML) is now ready to return corals to the sea. FIO is hosted by the University of...
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By Matthew Cimitile, USF University Communications and Marketing As unprecedented heat waves and escalating water temperatures in South Florida create a massive coral bleaching event, the University of South Florida (USF) and Florida Institute of Oceanography’s (FIO) Keys Marine Laboratory (KML) are quickly stepping in to house thousands of coral in an attempt to save them. Currently,...
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Florida Representatives and City of St. Petersburg Leadership join Office of Naval Research Leadership, Mayor Ken Welch, USF President Law and Dr. Monty Graham to welcome the R/V Western Flyer to St. Petersburg after Wednesday’s Welcome Ceremony. Photo credit: Cliff McBride ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (July 12, 2023) – After a 4,000-mile journey, a 117-foot twin-hulled...
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An Ocean Hero, A Mentor to so Many, A Friend to All Posted in partnership with the USF College of Marine Science We are sad about the passing of Dr. John Ogden.  He died peacefully on Monday, June 25, 2023. Please read more about this great human being and his tremendous legacy as described in...
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The Florida RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Program (FLRACEP), hosted at the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO), will award over $2.8M in funding to researchers in the state to support a resilient Gulf environment and economy. The Centers of Excellence projects will focus on the impacts of restoration work along the Florida Gulf coast, with...
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The Florida RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Program (FLRACEP), hosted at the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) recently awarded researchers $1.2 million to continue ground-breaking research on long-term monitoring and technology advancement for fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico. FLRACEP is providing additional funds to allow researchers access to FIO’s research vessels to conduct seasonal...
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