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Tarpon Springs boat builder selected for $6M Institute of Oceanography vessel

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Tarpon Springs’ Duckworth Steel Boats has been picked to build a new, $6 million ship for the Florida Institute of Oceanography. Money for the multimillion dollar project came in from the Florida Legislature, with a good bit of help from local Rep. Kathleen Peters, as well as the City of St. Petersburg and contributions to FIO from its member institutions. “It will be an indispensable research platform to aid the faculty, researchers and students across the State of Florida. Additionally,…

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University research crew rescues distressed boater in Gulf

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A crew of university research students saved the life of a distressed boater in the Gulf of Mexico near Egmont Key. According to the University of South Florida, the crew and students aboard the Florida Institute of Oceanography’s Weatherbird II vessel on Saturday night heard an urgency call from the U.S. Coast Guard explaining that three men were in the water, separated from their boat about two miles away from the Weatherbird’s location. The Coast Guard rescued two of the…

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