Dr. Chip Cotton and Dr. Dean Grubbs co-author a piece in Save Our Seas Magazine, which highlights the sharks that make up 53% of all living shark species - the ones that spend their entire lives more than 200 meters beneath the surface of the sea.
Grubbs Laboratory in the News
The FSUCML GulfSPAN survey, part of a larger NOAA survey, is conducted by FSUCML graduate students and volunteers. The surveyors search for sharks at sites in the Florida Big Bend and provide vital data about shark populations and habiat.
See a recap of the 2015 visitors to the FSUCML. We had folks from all over the world, including Brazil, Guam, Malaysia, and Indonesia. From research trips to field trips, we had a lot of excitement in 2015.
Dr. Dean Grubbs (FSUCML faculty) recently attended a meeting at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland to discuss the current state of the cownose ray population. This news clip shows Dr. Grubbs describing some of the issues this species faces.
Bowhunting poses a threat to cownose ray populations. Dr. Dean Grubbs (FSUCML faculty) comments on the market for cownose rays and the threats they face.
Dr. Dean Grubbs, FSUCML faculty, discusses his career as a marine biologist on the podcast, “Best Part of My Job” hosted by Lars Schmidt. Learn more about Dr. Grubbs’ early research and his methods for handling and sampling various shark species.
Dr. Dean Grubbs' project was one of ten projects selected for funding by the Florida Institute of Oceanography RESTORE Act Center of Excellence Program. Dr. Grubbs will receive $293,960 over two years to examine the long-term effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on large deep-sea fishes.
This video by National Geographic features Dr. Dean Grubbs’ work tagging sharks to learn more about their movements and population numbers along the gulf coast.
Dr. Dean Grubbs and several FSUCML graduate students were featured on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. The crew was investigating the effects of the Deep Water Horizon oil spill on species living at the depth of the spill, about 5000 feet deep. In the five years since Deep Water Horizon, Dr. Grubbs and his lab have completed the largest survey ever done of deep water sharks.
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.