Articles by: Catherine Guinovart

Aquarius program offers course with World Extreme Medicine

Aquarius program offers course with World Extreme Medicine

The Medina Aquarius Program has partnered with World Extreme Medicine to offer a unique course, Hyperbaric Medicine and Saturation Diving, designed to […]

Light, color, vision and the Underwater World

Light, color, vision and the Underwater World

Animals around the world, from squids to chameleons to octopus, have developed unique adaptations that allow them to change colors […]

Aquarius Resurfaced: Caribbean sponge communities structured by top-down effects

Aquarius Resurfaced: Caribbean sponge communities structured by top-down effects

Sponges are becoming the dominant habitat-forming organism on Caribbean reefs as corals continue to decline because of environmental stressors like […]

Aquanaut Hervé Stevenin – from Aquarius to Gateway

Aquanaut Hervé Stevenin – from Aquarius to Gateway

Aquanauts who participate in NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) at Aquarius Reef Base are on the cutting edge of exploration technology. Hervé Stevenin, […]

Fishing for toxins

Fishing for toxins

Last week Dr. John Berry, associate professor within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, did a talk at the Ocean Life Lecture […]

Aquarius Resurfaced: Microbial diversity in massive starlet coral

Aquarius Resurfaced: Microbial diversity in massive starlet coral

During NEEMO XX, a fourteen-day mission aboard Aquarius, the aquanaut team assisted researchers from FIU’s IMaGeS Lab in the collection of samples used […]

Dr. James Fourqurean: Saving seagrass to save the planet

Dr. James Fourqurean: Saving seagrass to save the planet

Dr. James Fourqurean, the Director of FIU’s Center for Coastal Oceans Research and member of the International Blue Carbon Initiative, a […]

Aquarius Resurfaced: Ecology of fear in plant-eating coral reef fish

Aquarius Resurfaced: Ecology of fear in plant-eating coral reef fish

In November 2013, during FIU’s first Aquarius mission, researchers used fiberglass models of predatory fish to study how the risk of predation […]

The Medina Aquarius Program offers Diver Medic Technician course

The Medina Aquarius Program offers Diver Medic Technician course

Commercial, professional and scientific divers often need to work in remote areas where they are isolated from hospitals that can […]

The Medina Aquarius Program teaches trauma component of shark handling workshop

The Medina Aquarius Program teaches trauma component of shark handling workshop

Anyone who has ever conducted fieldwork knows that sometimes things do not go according to plan. Being prepared for the […]