Science

Sixty feet beneath the water’s surface in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary sits one of the world’s three undersea research laboratories.

And as you read this, the Aquarius Reef Base is home to an international crew of researchers, including Dominic D’Agostino, an associate professor at the University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine.

Noah Mueller

Tallahassee naturalist and Florida State University adjunct Professor Bruce Means is celebrating his latest discovery, three new species of salamanders inhabiting the Gulf Coastal Plain.

Two of them, the Hillis’s Dwarf Salamander and the Bog Dwarf Salamander, occur only in the western Florida panhandle. Means says the docile, two-inch long creatures like to hunt for insects on lime-green patches of Sphagnum moss.

A University of South Florida professor is preparing to go to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean as part of a NASA mission.

Dominic D'Agostino, who studies how extreme environments affect the human body, is one of four crew members - and the only non NASA or European Space Agency member.

A "body farm" where researchers can study how corpses decompose will open next week in the Tampa Bay area with the burial of four donated bodies.

Officials from Pasco County and the University of South Florida attended a dedication ceremony Friday for the Adam Kennedy Forensics Field, a three and a half acre patch of land on the grounds of the Pasco Sheriff's detention facility in Land O' Lakes, just north of Tampa.

St. Petersburg played host to a regional offshoot of the March for Science on Saturday morning. 

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