Dr. Sandra Brooke has an exciting opportunity to collaborate on a proposal in the southern-central Pacific Ocean, which would generate baseline data for assessing impacts of deep-sea hydrothermal vent mining.
News at FSUCML
Dr. Dean Grubbs, Dr. Chip Cotton, and crew recently returned from a 10-day Deep-C fish ecology cruise in the Gulf of Mexico, where they caught their third specimen (since 2012) of a skate believed to be a new species.
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.
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!