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Global study reveals sharks are functionally extinct from many reefs

Global study reveals sharks are functionally extinct from many reefs

A landmark study by Global FinPrint reveals sharks are absent on many of the world’s coral reefs, indicating they are too rare […]

Plastic pollution makes a mess of the oceans

Plastic pollution makes a mess of the oceans

If you were to gather up all the plastic trash thrown into the ocean each year, it would weigh as […]

Cameraman/director Didier Noirot is filming in the middle of a herd of silky sharks.  (photo credit: Didier Noirot)

More to sharks than meets the surface

Most people are quick to judge sharks by their appearance and see them as solitary hunters. But their behavior shows […]

Heithaus dives into importance of volcanoes and life underwater

Heithaus dives into importance of volcanoes and life underwater

Mike Heithaus, shark researcher in the Institute of Environment and dean of the College of Arts, Sciences & Education, became […]

FIU@Home: Discover Mantis Shrimp Vision

FIU@Home: Discover Mantis Shrimp Vision

FIU’s Aquarius Reef Base gives scientists the gift of time. Living in the world’s only underwater laboratory allows scientists to […]

Fellowships empower graduate researcher to study bull sharks at Rookery Bay

Fellowships empower graduate researcher to study bull sharks at Rookery Bay

Kristine Zikmanis, a biology Ph.D. student in the Institute of Environment’s Marine Community and Behavioral Ecology Lab, is researching sharks […]

Dangerous shark fins are everywhere in Hong Kong markets

Dangerous shark fins are everywhere in Hong Kong markets

As one of the world’s importers of shark products, Hong Kong markets are known for the variety of shark fins […]

Saving seagrasses may keep carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere

Saving seagrasses may keep carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere

As seagrasses continue to die globally, they could release all the carbon dioxide they have stored back into the atmosphere. […]

A love affair with living underwater

A love affair with living underwater

More than 50 years of oceanic exploration has changed society’s relationship with the planet. Today, there is only underwater research […]

Researchers use DNA clues to find where sharks are caught

Researchers use DNA clues to find where sharks are caught

Marine scientist Demian Chapman is leading a group DNA detectives to uncover the secrets of the illegal shark fin trade. […]