FSUCML in the News
Dr. Dean Grubbs, a world-renowned shark scientist, grew up thinking he could follow any number of career paths—as long as they didn’t demand regular haircuts. But he kept coming back to the fascination he felt catching a small shark when he was only 7 years old.
Research into the smalltooth sawfish in Florida and The Bahamas is gradually revealing important information about this mysterious species. Perhaps the biggest question of all is whether marine national parks can provide sanctuaries in which its population can recover.
FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory scientist Jeroen Ingels and a team of researchers found that communities of microscopic organisms called meiofauna don’t change much when faced with both rising carbon dioxide levels and higher temperatures. That’s in contrast to larger organisms, which have previously shown to be largely affected by changes in environment.
New research by a Florida State University scientist has examined how oil and other hydrocarbons in Antarctica affect miniature organisms called meiofauna that slip through the sediment widely unnoticed to the casual observer.
Listen to Dr. Felicia Coleman, Director FSU Coastal & Marine Lab as she talks with Brien Sorne about how science is incorporated in policies that affect the management and conservation of marine organisms and space.
Since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Dr. Dean Grubbs and his team have planned numerous research cruises to produce the largest survey of deepwater sharks in the Gulf of Mexico.