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The Tavros, USF's solar-powered autonomous underwater vehicle (SAUV) (courtesy USF College of Marine Science)
Marine Science-Social Media 2
Researchers at USF's College of Marine Science are finding new, creative ways to use social media to share what they're learning with students and the public. University Beat on WUSF TV shows you how an underwater vehicle is using Twitter to share information it’s discovering with both researchers and the public.

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USF Biology doctoral candidate Taegan McMahon works in field on chlorothalinol study
Fungicide Safety

It’s been fifty years since the book “Silent Spring” led to the banning of the pesticide DDT. Today, a pair of USF biologists is putting another one of the world’s most commonly used fungicides under the microscope. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 looks at their recently published study, which shows that freshwater ecosystems may be at serious risk from the chemical, even at levels below those previously deemed safe by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Marine Science-Social Media
Teresa Greely, USF College of Marine Science
727-553-3921 greely@usf.edu

Teresa Greely's Adventures at Sea blog

JOIDES Resolution blog

JOIDES Resolution Facebook page

Tavros Twitter

USF EcoSystems Technology Group website

Fungicide Safety
Jason Rohr, Assistant Professor, USF Dept. of Integrative Biology
813-974-0156 rohr@usf.edu

Study from July 2012's Ecology Letters on chlorothalonil's effect on freshwater ecosystems

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Study from August 2011's Environmental Health Perspectives on chlorothalonil's effect on amphibians



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