This week, graduate student, Aaron Ridall, lead his first sampling trip for the environmental sampling section of his Ph.D. dissertation work. His research focuses on assessing the seasonal variability in microplastics in coastal sediments and determining what effects proximity to a wastewater treatment plant has on the microplastic concentrations.
News at FSUCML
NOAA Fisheries has officially announced the final rule implementing Amendment 9 to the Fishery Management Plan for Coral and Coral Reef Resources in the Gulf of Mexico – effective November 16, 2020.
After three years of research, analysis and collaboration, Dr. Ingels and a team of international scientists have released their latest study, “Antarctic ecosystem responses following ice-shelf collapse and iceberg calving: Science review and future research." Picture Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight
Dr. Jeroen Ingels joins team of internationally renowned researchers to study the impact of collecting minerals from the deep sea.
Dr. Grubbs' new book, "Shark Biology and Conservation," co-authored by Dr. Dan Abel from Coastal Carolina University, is officially released! With contributions by Dr. Tristan Guttridge and beautiful illustrations by Elise Pullen and Marc Dando, this book is perfect for shark students, educators, and enthusiasts alike.
Dr. Joshua Breithaupt joins the FSUCML faculty and the Apalachicola Bay System Initiative research team in studying the Bay and is poised to develop both restoration and management plans to support its recovery.
Ph.D. Candidate, Cheston Peterson, publishes two papers on sharks and bony fish of the Florida Big Bend in the journal, Environmental Biology of Fishes.
An international team led by FSUCML's Dr. Jeroen Ingels found that more than double the number of organisms than previously observed live on the shells of these oceanic reptiles, raising important questions about loggerhead sea turtle ecology and conservation. This ground-breaking study has been picked up by media outlets world-wide! Click the link below for a list of publications.