FSUCML in the News

With Fins Off Many Menus, A Glimmer of Hope for Sharks

"For decades, the slaughter of sharks – sought after for their fins and meat – has been staggering. But bans on finning and new attitudes in Asia toward eating shark fin soup are leading to optimism about the future for these iconic ocean predators.” Learn more about Dr. Dean Grubbs’ thoughts of on the complexity of marine food webs.

Lenfest Fishery Ecosystem Task Force Heads to Gulf of Mexico (Lenfest Ocean Program)

Lenfest Fishery Ecosystem Task Force held its second meeting earlier this month. FSUCML Director Dr. Felicia Coleman, who is on the task force advisory committee, was interviewed in an effort to frame the issues faced by the Gulf of Mexico fisheries. Learn more about Dr. Coleman's passion for marine science and her interest in fisheries management.

Don't blame sharks for Asian Internet problems, experts say (IT World)

Internet connections in the South East Asian nation have been affected by problems with the Asia America Gateway (AAG) submarine cable system for the fourth time in a year, according to local news outlets. The cause of the outages? Sharks, if you believe some online reports. Howver, "Most deep-sea sharks have relatively weakly calcified jaws so their bite force is quite low", says Dr. Dean Grubbs, FSUCML.