Marisano has caught and reared wasps in California, stood in salt marshes at the crack of dawn in Florida, and stayed awake all night for nights on end in Oklahoma, all to obtain the elusive insect, Strepsiptera.
News Around the Lab
Dr. Sandra brooke spoke to guests of the PEW Charitable Trust and Natural Resources Defense Council’s Deep-Sea Corals Reception about the distribution and abundance of corals and cold seeps in the canyons, and the role they play in supporting diverse communities of invertebrates and fishes.
The FSUCML is pleased to announce that Bob Ellis, a PhD candidate in the Department of Biological Science (Advisor, Dr. Felicia Coleman), is one of the 2015 recipients of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, which is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National sea Grant College Program.
Madison Fish, a 15-year-old International Baccalaureate student at Rutherford High School in Panama City, Florida, has spent a significant amount of time dealing with slime. Hagfish slime that is.
Time to be a CITIZEN SCIENTIST and scan the beaches for horseshoe crabs mating on the beach! In a ritual dating back millions of years, horseshoe crabs converge on beaches just before, during or after a new or full moon. Your job is to find them!
The FSUCML is pleased to announce that Meaghan Falletti is the 2013 recipient of the Matt Beard Memorial Award. Meagan worked in the Florida Keys this past summer studying the diet of lionfish, an invasive species from the Indo-Pacific that is now distributed throughout the Atlantic coast, from New Jersey to Florida, throughout Central America and the Caribbean. Congratulations, Meaghan. Understanding the diet provides critical informaiton about the impact of this species on the habitat that it invades and could lead to solutions for irradication. Looking forward to seeing this body of work in print!
Researchers from the FSU Coastal and Marine Lab and the University of North Florida returned to port on October 16th after completing their second research cruise aboard the Research Vessel Apalachee (and 7th overall cruise since 2011) to investigate deepsea fish communities and the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on these vulnerable and poorly studied species.
Bianca Prohaska, a doctoral student of Dr. Dean Grubbs, was just awarded a 2014 Guy Harvey Scholarship, which is funded by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and administered by Florida Sea Grant. There was strong competition this year, with over 50 applicants for the award. Bianca’s application package was outstanding and was rated very highly by a selection committee comprised of faculty from three Florida universities and by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.
It’s that time again...time to be a CITIZEN SCIENTIST! Help the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission by reporting sightings of the endangered sawfish.