Posts tagged with: "Marine Sciences"

Mike Heithaus (left) and Adam Rosenblatt (right) pose with an alligator in the Everglades in 2011. Photo by Josh Goodstein.

Researchers find carnivorous crocs enjoy a taste of fruit

FIU researchers have found that the American alligator, and a dozen species in the crocodilia order, enjoy a taste of […]

Jim Fourqurean, Aileen Soto and Christian Lopes pose under the wet porch of Aquarius.

Students visit Aquarius

  Christian Lopes, Alex Perez and Jason Howard became the first FIU students to visit Aquarius Reef Base since the […]

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 […]

For marine biologist Mike Heithaus, every week is shark week

For marine biologist Mike Heithaus, every week is shark week

Marine biology professor Mike Heithaus wrote the following piece for Inside Science Minds about how threats to sharks imperil entire ecosystems. […]

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Mike Heithaus tags a guitar fish in Shark Bay, Australia.

FIU shark expert to close out Zoo Miami’s Crittercam exhibit

Zoo Miami is teaming up with FIU marine scientist Mike Heithaus to give one last peek at the world through […]

Fishermen reel in the dollars for student scholars at the 11th Annual FIU Fishing Tournament

Fishermen reel in the dollars for student scholars at the 11th Annual FIU Fishing Tournament

Luckily, it poured sunshine instead of rain Saturday, June 1, as fishermen raised dollars for scholars at the 11th Annual […]

Fear of sharks helps preserve balance in the world’s oceans

Fear of sharks helps preserve balance in the world’s oceans

A prey’s fear of a shark is critical to protecting ocean biodiversity, according to FIU researchers. Without this fear, a […]

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Mike Heithaus, left, tags a guitarfish in Shark Bay, Australia.

Heithaus Lab Blog launches with shark research trip to La Réunion

Mike Heithaus, executive director of the School of Environment, Arts and Society and marine sciences professor, has launched the Heithaus […]

Alumni Association hosts 11th annual FIU Scholarship Fishing Tournament, with free dock party

Alumni Association hosts 11th annual FIU Scholarship Fishing Tournament, with free dock party

Whether pulling in the biggest catch of the day or celebrating dockside, participants in the FIU Alumni Association’s 11th annual […]

Senior Ruslan Garcia studied tumors in mice to gain insight into human cases of skin cancer.

Student researchers take top honors at STEM symposium

Original research conducted by an FIU undergraduate student could someday lead to safer treatments for melanoma, the deadliest and most […]

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Fishing leads to significant shark population declines, researchers say

Fishing leads to significant shark population declines, researchers say

The world’s shark population is experiencing significant decline with perhaps 100 million or more sharks being lost every year, according […]

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FIU to operate Aquarius Reef Base

FIU to operate Aquarius Reef Base

FIU has been awarded a grant to continue stewardship of the Aquarius Reef Base, the world’s only operational underwater research […]

Kevin Boswell (left) works up a seine haul of nearshore arctic habitats off the Beaufort Sea in the Arctic Ocean.

Marine scientist to explore Arctic shorelines, habitats

FIU Marine scientist Kevin Boswell is leading an effort to better understand the Arctic costal ecosystems and their contribution to Arctic productivity. […]

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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Turtle tracking 101: When all else fails, call your manicurist

Turtle tracking 101: When all else fails, call your manicurist

Sometimes, searching for answers to the oceans’ greatest mysteries requires hard work, a little ingenuity and a good manicurist. A […]