FSUCML in the News

NOAA Fisheries Announces Final Rule on Mid-Atlantic Council’s Deep Sea Coral Protection Area

Dr. Sandra Brooke has been instrumental in the process of protecting deep sea corals in the Mid-Atlantic. NOAA Fisheries just announced the final rule for the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s action to designate a large offshore protected area, >38,000 sq miles of canyon and slope habitat from bottom tending gear.

Former FSUCML graduate student, Brendan Talwar, shares latest research: Post-Release Mortality of Deep-Sea Isopods

Brendan Talwar, former graduate student in the Grubbs Laboratory, and Dr. Dean Grubbs, FSUCML faculty, share the first published manuscript from their work focused on the post-release mortality of deep-sea bycatch species.

Florida universities offer a place for the studious angler to pursue a passion for fish

Florida Sportsman Magazine highlights programs at Florida universities, including the reef fish and habitat research of FSUCML director, Dr. Felicia Coleman, and FSUCML faculty, Dr. Chirs Koenig, and how the two have used their research findings to influence the policy arena.

How this ray became a scapegoat in the Chesapeake Bay

Listen to this podcast for the latest publicity on Dr. Dean Grubbs' and Dr. Chip Cotton's paper disputing claims that the population of cownsoe rays in the Chesapeake bay had exploded. "It's biologically impossible for cownose ray populations to explode," says Dr. Grubbs. Cownose rays only have one pup every year, making it difficult for their population to "explode" as the 2007 study had claimed. Because of the slow rate of reproduction, the efforts to fish for these rays could be especially harmful.