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A Brief Explanation of Light Microscopy

First invented in the 1500s, light microscopes have not changed dramatically in the intervening years. Today, while some light microscopes incorporate digital technology to capture and record what they make visible, most still rely on the same principles that early … Continue reading

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The Importance of Plankton in Aquatic Ecosystems By Renate Bernstein

While much popular discussion of changes to aquatic ecosystems has focused on the fate of large animals (including whales, dolphins, and polar bears), the oceans’ smallest inhabitants are perhaps more important to the overall viability of their watery ecosystems. These … Continue reading

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An Overview of the College of Marine Science, by Dr. Renate Bernstein

Located on the ocean in St. Petersburg, Florida, the College of Marine Science affords students the chance to study marine life up-close through two research vessels and dockside facilities. The school features 13 laboratories focused on various aspects of chemical … Continue reading

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What is Marine Science? by Dr. Renate Bernstein

In simplest terms, marine science is the branch of Earth science that specializes in the oceans. Marine scientists explore many aspects of the ocean, including organisms, ecosystems, and plate tectonics. Many combine several sciences in their studies, including biology, geology, … Continue reading

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