“More sharks and people are likely to be in close proximity to one another leading to more numbers of attacks, but to my knowledge, the rate of shark attacks (e.g. number of attacks per 100,000 beach-goers) has not changed”, says Dr. Dean Grubbs. See more about Dr. Grubbs’ thoughts on shark bite risk.
FSUCML in the News
"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.
Learn more about FSUCML, including the faculty’s work in the policy arena, goliath grouper and coral research, the marine lab master plan, and much more
Dr. Sandra Brooke’s research in the Norfolk Canyon has led to many surprising finds, including the discovery of the third cold seep in the western Atlantic and a deep-water stony coral in a unique location. Learn more about Dr. Brooke’s research, her deep-sea coral conservation efforts, and diversity in the deep-sea.
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.
Dr. Taketeru Tomita, FSUCML Post-doctoral Research Associate, helps identify the first fossilized megamouth shark tooth found in Asia. Learn more about the megamouth shark and how Dr. Tomita identified the fossil.
Dive into the cold, mysterious world of sharks and learn more about the bluntnose six-gill shark and Dr. Grubbs' research on oil toxicity in sharks and other marine species. See FSUCML graduate student, Jo Imhoff, measuring a six-gill shark.
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.
FSUCML's Dr. Dean Grubbs and other scientists voice concern about bow fishers in Chesapeake Bay who target pregnant cownose rays in fishing contests that could threaten cownose persistence.
"We're seeing signs that the [sawfish] population may be recovering..." says Dr. Dean Grubbs, FSUCML, an expert on sawfish, comments on the state of affairs for one of the world's most endangered fishes.