Articles by: JoAnn Adkins

World’s largest shark survey just got bigger

World’s largest shark survey just got bigger

Global FinPrint is the first-ever global survey to inform shark and ray conservation Researchers attempting the world’s largest survey of […]

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FIU awarded $3.4 million in fight against Zika

FIU awarded $3.4 million in fight against Zika

FIU researchers have been awarded $3.4 million for research to combat the Zika virus. The projects seek to undermine the […]

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The animals in question resemble bonnethead sharks found throughout the Caribbean, but differences in DNA are leading scientists to believe they belong to a different species.

Discovered: Possible new species of hammerhead shark 

DNA finding could have major implications for conservation Scientists have discovered what they believe to be a new species of […]

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FIU Researcher Jeremy Kiszka prepares a drone for deployment for a shark survey along the island of Moorea.

Aerial drones reveal sharks in shallow water

Answers about shark populations could come from the skies, new research finds. Using drones, a team of researchers from FIU […]

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Florida scientists take aim at Zika with launch of new center

Florida scientists take aim at Zika with launch of new center

Four Florida universities are joining forces in the fight to stop Zika. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has […]

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Mercury contamination found in Everglades dolphins

Mercury contamination found in Everglades dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins in the Florida Coastal Everglades have higher concentrations of mercury than any other populations in the world. FIU […]

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Arctic expedition will embark with 4 FIU students on board

Arctic expedition will embark with 4 FIU students on board

  Four FIU students will have the chance to participate in a groundbreaking research and education expedition into the Arctic’s […]

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Research milestone is just another day for FIU scientists

Research milestone is just another day for FIU scientists

In an effort to understand the diets of plant-loving fish, FIU Ph.D. student Jessica Sanchez and marine sciences professor Joel […]

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Aedes aegypti can spread  the Zika virus

The time for spraying is over in fight against Zika, professor says

Biologist Matthew DeGennaro conducts research on mosquito behavior with FIU’s Biomolecular Sciences Institute. He hopes to uncover information that will someday lead […]

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How to protect yourself from Zika

How to protect yourself from Zika

Seventeen people in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties have been infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitoes, according to health […]

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FIU and Rookery Bay Reserve form research, education partnership

FIU and Rookery Bay Reserve form research, education partnership

  Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and FIU have established a new partnership that will serve FIU students as […]

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Project to rethink Seminole Tribe high school is an XQ finalist

Project to rethink Seminole Tribe high school is an XQ finalist

The Seminole Tribe of Florida and FIU have big plans to transform tribal education all across the United States. A […]

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Frankenskeeter: Professor genetically modifies mosquitoes in quest to protect humans

Frankenskeeter: Professor genetically modifies mosquitoes in quest to protect humans

Matthew DeGennaro is determined to stop the world’s deadliest animal. Accounting for as many as 725,000 deaths worldwide every year, […]

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Endangered songbirds prefer a Dyson

Endangered songbirds prefer a Dyson

Some fans are quiet, but weak. Others are powerful, but noisy. According to Dyson, their Air Multiplier fans are quiet […]

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Sharks given fighting chance with science, policy

Sharks given fighting chance with science, policy

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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