Learn about an exciting new project at the FSUCML, where researchers will assess the status of seagrasses along the west coast of Florida, and identify reasons why seagrasses are not recovering in some areas.
News Around the Lab
Recently, Dr. Jessi Halligan (FSU, Dept. of Anthropology) published research proving that humans settled the southeastern United Stats as much as 1500 yeras earlier than was previously believed. Find out what they discovered.
Florida State University alumni Tommy Warren and Kathy Villacorta’s gift creates the Coastal and Marine Conservation Student Research Endowment to provide support for graduate student research into protecting and conserving coastal and marine habitats, ecologically and economically important marine species, and sustainable fisheries. Learn more about their generous gift.
Plastic pollution is a very real threat to our ecosystems. The FSUCML is taking action to encourage recycling, particularly monofilament fishing line and nets. Learn how microplastics and other marine debris impacts marine environments and what you can do to help.
Roughly 30 researchers from three continents (North America, Australia, Europe) and six U. S. Universities (including Dr. Jeff Chanton from Florida State University) met at the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory last week (February 26 -28, 2016) for a workshop on permafrost decomposition in the Arctic.
We have begun a restoration project of our own at the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory (FSUCML). We are working on returning fire to a Longleaf pine forest on the lab property, along the North 70 tract. This is an exciting restoration project, but it also comes with a unique set of challenges.
Least terns, the smallest of American terns, rely on our sandy beaches for nesting sites. Several populations are endangered, so it is important to do what we can to make sure these birds have the opportunity to build undisturbed nests. Learn how you can help.
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.