Since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Dr. Dean Grubbs and his team have planned numerous research cruises to produce the largest survey of deepwater sharks in the Gulf of Mexico.
FSUCML in the News
FSUCML Faculty, Dr. Sandra Brooke passionately describes her research on deep sea corals and why they need to be protected in a blog published by National Geographic, "Ancient Deep Sea Corals Need Protection From Modern Threats."
FSUCML Faculty, Dr. Sandra Brooke’s discovery of the first colony of Lophelia pertusa in the mid-Atlantic contributed to the White House decision to protect the region from drilling.
In the latest issue of Save Our Seas magazine, the article "Hidden Mortality: The effects of by-catch" by Dr. Grubbs, weighs up the world’s fisheries and explains why some are better for elasmobranchs than others.
Dr. Chris Koenig and FSUCML Director, Dr. Felicia Coleman debate sustainability issues concerning the goliath grouper in a new article published by National Geographic, 800-Pound Groupers Making a Comeback—But Not Everyone's Happy.
Dr. Sandra Brooke has been instrumental in the process of protecting deep sea corals in the Mid-Atlantic. NOAA Fisheries just announced the final rule for the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s action to designate a large offshore protected area, >38,000 sq miles of canyon and slope habitat from bottom tending gear.
Dr. Dean Grubbs and doctoral student Bianca Prohaska were highlighted in IUCN's (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Sawfish Network Newsletter for their research on sawfish in the U.S. and in the Bahamas.
Research conducted at FSUCML can heavily impact conservation and management decisions. In order to expand research opportunities, FSUCML has a plan to expand and develop new research facilities for faculty and visiting scientists.
Brendan Talwar, former graduate student in the Grubbs Laboratory, and Dr. Dean Grubbs, FSUCML faculty, share the first published manuscript from their work focused on the post-release mortality of deep-sea bycatch species.
Florida Sportsman Magazine highlights programs at Florida universities, including the reef fish and habitat research of FSUCML director, Dr. Felicia Coleman, and FSUCML faculty, Dr. Chirs Koenig, and how the two have used their research findings to influence the policy arena.