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Marine Science in St. Pete: The Large and Growing Oceanographic Research Community


Did you know that the St. Petersburg marine science research community is the largest in the Southeast? Research being done here is improving our understanding of many of the largest local and international environmental issues, including the effects of oil and sewage spills, sea level rise and ocean acidification. The center of this oceanographic research activity is the USF College of Marine Science (CMS) at the C.W. Bill Young Marine Science Complex located on Bayboro Harbor, just south of downtown. Several prominent oceanographic institutions are clustered nearby. They all make up the St. Petersburg Ocean Team (SPOT), an informal consortium consisting of over 800 professionals involved in a mind-boggling variety of oceanographic activities, and representing a huge economic driver in the region.

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St. Pete Dance: Begin Your Dance Journey Today


Get your dancing shoes on, St. Petersburg! There’s a new dance studio in town and they want to teach you some new moves.

St. Pete Dance is a dream turned into reality for Michael Raisch and Michael Housel. The two have been friends for 25 years, and not only do they share a passion for dance, but they have both spent many years in competitive dance and coaching.

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A Pier to Connect Us All: Janet Echelman


On a morning stroll through Vinoy Park, weaving through joggers and the friendly barks of leashed dogs, a particularly stunning sunrise turns the Tampa Bay water gold. Across the water the pier’s absence is evident, as St. Petersburg’s residents dream of a new pier to connect us even more closely to the water.

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Downtown Developments

Downtown Developments: August 2017

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It seems like each time we take a stroll through downtown there are new restaurants and galleries opening and more apartment complexes and condo towers being built. We realize it’s difficult to keep track of everything. Luckily, we’ve done the research, so you don’t have to. Each month we will feature a few of the most exciting new downtown developments that are on the horizon for the Sunshine City.

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