Posts tagged with: "Heather Bracken-Grissom"

April 2017 in photos: Yoga, Spring Game and Uproar

April 2017 in photos: Yoga, Spring Game and Uproar

We made it! The Spring 2017 semester is coming to a close, and we’re ready to usher in another summer […]

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Researchers shed light on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Researchers shed light on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

It has been six years since the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill dumped millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf […]

Caribbean spiny lobster
Photo courtesy of CRUSTOMICS Lab

Lobsters never lose fertility and 5 more facts about the coveted crustacean

Florida’s lobster season kicks off Aug. 6 and, once again, commercial fisheries are trying to get their hands on these […]

FIU marine scientist Heather Bracken-Grissom poses with a deep-sea shrimp aboard a research vessel in the Gulf of Mexico.

Marine scientists go deep in Gulf research

It has been six years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill dumped millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf […]

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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Heather Bracken-Grissom stands next to a remote operated vehicle aboard the Pelican to collect bioluminescent organisms and explore the deep sea.

Scientist ventures into the deep sea to study shrimp

FIU marine scientist Heather Bracken-Grissom’s latest project is taking her to the depths of the ocean to further her research […]

Composite showing secretory luminescence as a defensive mechanism. Photo by Edith Widder.

Researchers have traced the evolution of glowing shrimp

FIU researchers have traced the evolution of bioluminescence in deep-sea shrimps. The study, led by marine scientists Juliet Wong, Jorge […]

Marine sciences  graduate students pose aboard the R/V Bellows before embarking on their four-day research cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Photo by Diana Churchill.

Grad students embark on research cruise in Gulf of Mexico

Most students spend their summers working odd jobs or catching up on much-needed rest, but a group of doctoral students […]

Marine scientists identify lobsters’ ancestors

Marine scientists identify lobsters’ ancestors

Scientists have long believed that lobster-like crustaceans first appeared on planet Earth about 360 million years ago. But FIU marine […]

FIU marine scientists Heather Bracken-Grissom holds a crab.

Genome researchers come together to sequence 7,000 invertebrate animal species

FIU biological sciences professors Heather Bracken-Grissom, Timothy Collins and Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty have been invited to join the Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance […]

Heather Bracken-Grissom holds a hermit crab while conducting research in Carrie Bow Cay, Belize.

Which came first, hermits or kings?

Heather Bracken-Grissom, marine sciences professor in the FIU Department of Biological Sciences, has helped answer one of the most debated […]

Giant eyeball puts biodiversity in focus

Giant eyeball puts biodiversity in focus

Giant eyeballs aren’t a regular topic of conversation for FIU professor Heather Bracken-Grissom. But then again, such things don’t normally […]

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Monster larva’s identity revealed

Monster larva’s identity revealed

For centuries, an elusive larval creature with armor-like horns has kept its true identity a secret. That mystery has been […]

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