Articles by: JoAnn Adkins

Hydropower development alters the Amazon, researchers find

Hydropower development alters the Amazon, researchers find

The Andean Amazon is being rapidly altered by a wave of hydropower development and the consequences have been underestimated, according […]

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Shark biologist teams up with aerospace engineer to discover behaviors of oceanic whitetips

Shark biologist teams up with aerospace engineer to discover behaviors of oceanic whitetips

Oceanic whitetip sharks move with extreme efficiency, exploiting physics to maximize their energy surplus for both hunting and downtime. A […]

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Predicting the next big one

Predicting the next big one

The 2017 hurricane season will go on record as one of the most active and devastating in recent history, yet […]

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Extinction looms for two rare birds after devastating hurricanes

Extinction looms for two rare birds after devastating hurricanes

Conservationists race to save remaining populations Conservation biologist Paul Reillo is torn between two worlds in the aftermath of Hurricanes […]

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Repairs under way after Irma batters Aquarius

Repairs under way after Irma batters Aquarius

The FIU Aquarius Reef Base has been sidelined by Hurricane Irma, but the world’s only underwater research laboratory should be […]

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Belize to create world’s first ray sanctuary, guided by Global FinPrint

Belize to create world’s first ray sanctuary, guided by Global FinPrint

The government of Belize today announced the establishment of the first-ever nationwide ray sanctuary, motivated, in part, by data from […]

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U2 performs on The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 at at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage.

Hey Richard, U2 is on the line

Alumnus’ poem sets the tone for “Joshua Tree” tour Each night, as U2 prepares to take to the stage, the […]

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Caribbean reef sharks patrol the reefs in great numbers off Grand Cayman. While shark fishing is allowed here, there seems to be a high abundance of sharks which is rare of the Caribbean.

Where in the world are the predator researchers?

While Discovery Channel’s Shark Week is in full swing, FIU’s predator scientists have been working across the globe on research and […]

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Sharks revealed as the great protectors of seagrass

Sharks revealed as the great protectors of seagrass

Sharks, marine scientists say, are often misunderstood, described as ravenous man-eaters. In reality, sharks are critically important to the health of […]

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Volcano sharks are a thing

Volcano sharks are a thing

Researchers investigate for Shark Week FIU researchers dive into the world of sharks and volcanoes this week during Discovery Channel’s […]

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Research team selected to monitor plan that could save Florida Bay

Research team selected to monitor plan that could save Florida Bay

FIU will monitor the impacts of a large-scale construction project designed to save Florida Bay, according to a contract approved […]

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Caribbean reef sharks patrol the reefs in great numbers off Grand Cayman. While shark fishing is allowed here, there seems to be a high abundance of sharks which is rare of the Caribbean.

Global FinPrint guides shark conservation in Dominican Republic

Officials in the Dominican Republic are working with Global FinPrint researchers to guide their conservation efforts in the wake of a […]

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Tiny songbird won’t be silenced

Tiny songbird won’t be silenced

Conservation team ready for critical season of the Florida grasshopper sparrow On a quiet, 30-acre property near West Palm Beach, […]

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FIU neuroscientist becomes president of University of Liberia

FIU neuroscientist becomes president of University of Liberia

Retired FIU Biology professor Ophelia Weeks has been named president of the University of Liberia. Already at work in her […]

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Seagrasses at World Heritage Site still suffer from heat wave

Seagrasses at World Heritage Site still suffer from heat wave

Massive seagrass beds in Western Australia’s Shark Bay have showed little recovery from a devastating 2011 heat wave, according to a […]

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