Science

Spotting Brandt Henningsen is easy. Tampa Bay’s habitat ambassador is two parts infectious enthusiasm, one part outdoor fashion icon in mud boots, blue jeans, and polarized sunglasses, and one part map-toting tour guide. His passion is getting folks knee-deep in the bay, inspiring them to...

Five years ago, Eckerd College students participating in a research cruise on Tampa Bay made a surprising discovery. Water and sediment samples revealed microscopic bits of plastic, unrecognizable at first. “It’s unclear where they’re coming from and the extent of the harm,” said Eckerd marine...

University of South Florida marine scientists made national headlines following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, helping to reveal the volume and spread of oil gushing from the blowout.  Since then, USF’s College of Marine Science has led a consortium of...