"His appointment comes at a critical time for the marine research facility located in Franklin County, where FSU is intensely focused on its Apalachicola Bay system Initiative. The research project looks at the decline of the bay’s ecosystem and oyster reef to restore its health and manage it for the future."
FSUCML in the News
Trexler will succeed laboratory faculty member Felicia Coleman, who returned her focus to research after serving as the facility’s director for 14 years.
FSUCML's Dr. Jeroen Ingels recently recorded an episode for the podcast, Laboratory News with Phil Prime, on his research of meiofauna, nematodes, and loggerheads.
In recent decades, the decline of living hard coral on reefs around the world has raised concerns among marine experts. For years, the presumption was that decline signaled that an entire reef’s future was threatened. A study by Florida State University researchers shows that might not always be the case. While a complement of healthy coral is still preferred, dead or dying coral might not be fatal for an entire reef.
National Geographic covers FSUCML's Dr. Jeroen Ingels and his research on meiofauna epibiont work revolving around sea turtles.
There is a world of life on the backs of loggerhead sea turtles, and it’s more abundant and diverse than scientists knew. An international team led by Florida State University researchers found that more than double the number of organisms than previously observed live on the shells of these oceanic reptiles, raising important questions about loggerhead sea turtle ecology and conservation.
FSUCML's Dr. Dean Grubbs co-authored a book with Dr. Daniel Abel from Coastal Carolina University. The book is set to Sept. 2020, is titled " Shark Biology and Conservation: Essential Information for Enthusiasts, Educators, Naturalists and Students" -(And anyone else fascinated by these magnificent beasts). Elise Pullen, MSc, also from Coastal Carolina University, created the scientific illustrations for the book with Marc Dando.
Ten years ago, an estimated 200 million gallons of oil flowed into the Gulf of Mexico from a damaged well below the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig. Scientists and first responders scrambled to predict where the released oil would go and how it would affect the circulation, ecology and biogeochemistry of the Gulf. FSU researchers, including FSUCML's own Dr. Grubbs, were at the forefront of that effort, attracting millions in research dollars to conduct thorough investigations into the crisis and its aftermath.
Dr. Grubbs teamed up with Sharks 4 Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing marine educational materials for students across the world, to create a webinar on deep-sea sharks of the twilight zone. Click the link below to watch!