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.
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"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.
More than 660 graduate students are members of GoMRI-funded research teams working to understand impacts from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and improve future response. Eric Chassignet, director of the Deep-C consortium led by Florida State University, said that one of the most exciting aspects of receiving GoMRI support has been the opportunity to mentor students and involve them in cutting-edge Gulf research. He added, “They are going to be the next generation of scientists, the movers and shakers ten years from now.” With that in mind, Deep-C decided to give students their own “prime time” conference experience.
After all, field stations play critical –indeed, vital -- roles in advancing physical, natural, and social science endeavors, particularly in addressing global change -- change that poses considerable threat to ecosystems, economies, and human well being. Even so, for field stations to thrive in the 21st century and beyond, they must individually develop viable business plans that highlight their greatest strengths, and collectively develop metrics that measure their performance and impact. This represents a fundamental change in perspective.
Reports show that shark populations are on the rise, so you can expect to hear a lot about big, bad sharks — but are they really all that bad?
A team of scientists has just returned from an annual research expedition to study the smalltooth sawfish at Andros Island
FSUCML's Dr. Sandra Brooke was part of a team honored by the Obama administration for its innovative work examining deep-sea canyon habitats off of the mid-Atlantic coast.
The tale of a 9-foot-long shark that a filmmaker suspects was consumed by a monstrous "super-predator" is now consuming a share of the Internet's spotlight, 11 years after it happened.