Articles by: JoAnn Adkins

Heithaus on Shark Week: sharks and dolphins, it’s complicated

Heithaus on Shark Week: sharks and dolphins, it’s complicated

Sharks and dolphins have shared the ocean for ages, but only recently, scientists have begun to understand the true nature […]

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Humans are greater threat to sharks, not the other way around

Humans are greater threat to sharks, not the other way around

You asked. We answered. In early June, FIU News invited our readers to submit their questions about sharks. We shared those […]

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Picture of Jarvis Reef in the Pacific Ocean taken by a BRUV deployed by the Australian team with FinPrint. To date, this picture holds the record of the most sharks—12 in total—in one frame.

Shark census reaches first 100 reefs

Early findings of global survey show existing data may be inaccurate Researchers attempting the world’s largest-ever survey of shark populations […]

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What do you want to know about sharks?

What do you want to know about sharks?

Shark Week is approaching and FIU News is ready to talk predators. With some of the top marine researchers in […]

Two gray reef sharks encounter a baited remote underwater video camera deployed by FIU marine scientist Jeremy Kiszka in the waters off Madagascar.

Shark conservation efforts garner support from Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

Jeremy Kiszka is advancing conservation efforts of sharks and rays in East Africa, an effort supported by the Leonardo DiCaprio […]

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FIU receives $5 million NSF grant to launch Center for Aquatic Chemistry and the Environment

FIU receives $5 million NSF grant to launch Center for Aquatic Chemistry and the Environment

When an explosion at the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig sent millions of gallons of oil spilling into the Gulf of […]

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Hatchlings give hope for endangered songbird’s survival

Hatchlings give hope for endangered songbird’s survival

The first captive-bred Florida Grasshopper Sparrow hatched this week under the care of researchers with FIU’s Tropical Conservation Institute. One […]

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Miami cold spell has chilling effect on tropical bees

Miami cold spell has chilling effect on tropical bees

A rare cold spell in Miami, that saw temperatures dip as low as 35 degrees, had damaging effects on tropical […]

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Tim O’Brien receives Sanders Award

Tim O’Brien receives Sanders Award

The FIU Creative Writing Program and The Betsy-South Beach honored author Tim O’Brien with the 2016 Lawrence A. Sanders Award in Fiction […]

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Diving deep, student examines crustacean life after an oil spill

Diving deep, student examines crustacean life after an oil spill

Laura Timm is taking a closer look at what life is like for nine species of crustaceans six years after […]

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Rare species are more important than originally believed, according to new research

Rare species are more important than originally believed, according to new research

The world’s rarest species — both plants and animals — contribute disproportionally to the ecosystems where they reside, according to […]

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Institute of Water and Environment launches

Institute of Water and Environment launches

Essential for life, water is the most important resource on the planet, and also one of the most imperiled. FIU […]

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A hawksbill turtle is captured off Madagascar. 
Photo by Y. Razafindrakoto

A mission to save fishing’s unintended targets

Marine scientist devotes career to reversing trend of bycatch Each time a commercial fisher casts a net, they run the […]

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Scanning of a human brain by X-rays

Psychologist concentrates on learning how we learn

People are capable of learning so much, yet how we learn is a mystery. We recognize a dog as a […]

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Einstein, gravitational waves and the rippling effects of scientific discovery

Einstein, gravitational waves and the rippling effects of scientific discovery

People around the world celebrated the news last week that scientists at the Large Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory have finally detected gravitational […]

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