Baltimore's public radio station interviews Dr. Grubbs about his and Dr. Cotton's latest publication, examining the truth about cownose rays' effects on scallop and oyster populations in Chesapeake Bay. Their study challenges a previous study purporting that overfishing of large sharks caused a sudden increase in the number of cownose rays.
FSUCML in the News
In this WPBT2 Miami, Changing Seas documentary, FSUCML director Dr. Felicia Coleman and faculty Dr. Chris Koenig discuss the reproductive behavior of gag grouper, and explain the importance of fisheries management in the recovery of stable populations. Special thanks Changing Seas producer Alexa Elliot; Sean Hickey, editor and videographer; and Yoandy Vidal, videographer, for their work on this episode.
Find out the vital role that the FSUCML WeatherSTEM unit plays in ongoing experiments around the lab and how scientists use the information when planning research trips. Also read Dr. Felicia Coleman’s (FSUCML, Director) comments on the importance of WeatherSTEM to lab activities.
Dr. Dean Grubbs helped to identify a specimen caught by a fisherman on the island of Penghu. This unique sea creature has a tongue-like structure that can be as long as its body. Learn more about the creature and its identification.
Atlantic Canyons, a video created by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), describes research done in the mid-Atlantic Canyons located 100 miles offshore Virginia and Maryland. The video includes interviews with Dr. Sandra Brooke and other scientists who participated in research cruises to the Norfolk and Baltimore Canyons from 2011 to 2013.
Read FSView’s highlight of the May FSUCML Conservation Lecture with Susan Cerulean, who will speak on her most recent book: Coming to Pass: Florida’s Coastal Islands in a Gulf of Change. Dr. Chip Cotton (FSUCML) explains the importance of the conservation aspect of the lecture series as well as the impact on the local community and beyond.
20 middle school girls from Leon and Gadsden counties had the opportunity to work side-by-side with scientists for the day at the FSUCML. The event, presented by the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS), gave the girls a chance to interact with other female scientists, including Dr. Felicia Coleman and Dr. Sandra Brooke (FSUCML), as well as participate in analyzing scientific data and collection sampling.
The 2015 FSUCML Open House was a huge success. Despite heavy rain in Tallahassee and tornado warnings across Leon and Franklin County, we had over 1150 visitors attend. This video, produced by FSU, highlights the many activities available at the Open House.
In a recently published research paper, a group of researchers, including Dr. Dean Grubbs, reveal the last place in the ocean that the smalltooth sawfish lives.
Dr. Dean Grubbs says, "Most people don't realize that more than half of all shark species in the world live their whole lives below 700 feet deep.” Learn more about the research of Dr. Grubbs and his team on the surprising migratory patterns of the bluntnose sixgill shark.