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New building targeted for research

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater Complex at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) campus on Virginia Key was held on June 7. The new building will feature the world’s first wind-and-wave tunnel capable of producing Category 5 hurricane-force winds, as well as a marine life science…

Virginia Key campus parking altered due to construction
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Virginia Key campus parking altered due to construction

When junior Joyce Yager drives to class at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on Virginia Key, she can’t park on campus. “You have to park at the Seaquarium now,” Yager said. “As long as it’s not too busy, it’s not too bad.” Due to the construction of the new Marine Technology and…

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Researchers rent helicopter to conduct studies in remote areas

Researchers at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science are running up against an unusual problem – how to conduct research in hard-to-reach areas, like remote islands or swamps. The solution, however, is simple: a helicopter. The Batchelor Foundation issued RSMAS a $700,000 challenge grant earlier this month to help the school purchase a…

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Students help rescue marine life

In the second semester of Shelby Loos’ freshman year, a manatee and her calves became stranded off the coast of South Florida. Loos, along with other members of the University of Miami Marine Mammal Stranding Team, (MMST) were called to help. While watching a veterinarian from the Miami Seaquarium help the calves, Loos said she…

New building targeted for research
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New building targeted for research

Courtesy Brian Haus Expected to be completed by summer 2013, the new building will feature the world’s first wind-and-wave tunnel capable of producing Category 4 hurricane-force winds. “The wind tunnel will allow us to test how buildings survive in a combination of storm surge and wind,” said William Drennan, RSMAS’ associate dean of undergraduate education….

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