News Around the Lab

FSUCML Welcomes Dr. Mauricio Hostom


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.

Bay Scallop Season 2015


It’s bay scallop season along Florida’s Gulf coast from June 27-September 24. So we thought it was time for you to learn something about these little blue-eyed critters you’re trying to find in the seagrass beds.

K-Tower Data Gives Clues to Coral Growth


The K-Tower monitoring system plays an important role to researchers and others in academia. Dr. Sandra Brooke, FSUCML faculty, is currently studying coral growth and reproduction in the Florida Panhandle. This region has a more variable and extreme environment than areas such as the Florida Keys, where the same species of coral occur. Dr. Brooke hopes to determine how temperature affects coral growth rates.

Marine lab faculty showcase deep sea chondrichthyan research


Although approximately half of the world’s known chondrichthyans (sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras) live in the deep sea, very little is known about these elusive animals. Thus, these species may be vulnerable as global fisheries continue to expand while research is often lacking to document the biology and life history of these fishes.

FSUCML and WeatherSTEM Foster STEM Learning in Franklin County


When Ed Mansouri was just 6 years old, he developed a fascination with weather. Still an unabashed meteorology enthusiast, Mr. Mansouri, CEO and Founder of UCOMPASS, a Tallahassee-based company that pioneers education technology, went on to develop the WeatherSTEM, which integrates weather stations, collected and distributed atmospheric data, and STEM-based education.