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.
News Around the Lab
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.
FSU science divers Dr. Don Levitan (Chair, FSU Department of Biological Science), Kevin Olsen (graduate student), and Keeha Levitan (technician) take a cold plunge in search of sea urchins.
One of the major reasons for Marine Operations’ success is the hard work of its team members. The Marine Operations team has several new members who bring a wide array of knowledge and skills to the lab. Please meet our new Marine ops team members
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Mauricio Hostim to the FSUCML. Dr. Hostim is joining us from the Department of Agricultural and Biological Sciences at the Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo in Brazil. He will be working in the Coleman-Koenig Lab for the coming year, where he will be conducting Goliath Grouper research. We are excited to have him join us.
In the journal Zoology, Dr. Taketeru Tomita, former FSUCML post doc, and Dr. Chip Cotton, FSUCML faculty, propose a new model for how live-bearing shark embryos obtain oxygen while they are gestating in the uterus.
Leonardo Feitosa (Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Brazil) spent the summer at the FSUCML working with Dr. Dean Grubbs. Learn more about his work at the FSUCML as well as senior thesis, where he is trying to determine whether endangered shark species are being sold in his Brazilian fish markets.