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In the News: Fishy Dilemma for Restaurants

I think we have all heard by now of the detrimental impacts Lionfish have on our fish communities in the Atlantic. Many of us have tried various methods, plans, and events to help rid our waters of this ferocious predator, including adding them to our menus. In fact, areas are having such a demand that local culling may not be […]

By | 2014-08-06T11:13:54-04:00 July 5th, 2014|Categories: lionfish|Comments Off on In the News: Fishy Dilemma for Restaurants

A new paper on hammerhead shark conservation

A new paper published today in BioScience by researchers from University of Miami‚Äôs R. J. Dunlap Marine Conservation Program, and The Dept. of Applied Ecology at NC State has just come out discussing extinction proneness in wild populations. The paper uses hammerhead sharks as a model, or case study, to argue that suites of highly derived adaptations make taxa […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:02:32-04:00 July 3rd, 2014|Categories: Endangered species, Overfishing, sharks|Comments Off on A new paper on hammerhead shark conservation

Friends Field Course Fun!

Despite the visit from our friend Tropical Storm Arthur, the students enrolled in a conservation based summer course at Friends were excited to get out and snorkel Snake Cay during a short rain break. At this site, we reviewed the many juvenile fish that utilize mangroves as nursery habitats.

Because […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:02:33-04:00 July 3rd, 2014|Categories: citizen science, Education, Fish, Mangroves and Creeks, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Friends Field Course Fun!

Plastic Densities in Ocean Surface Waters Less Than Previously Estimated

A new study has compiled samples from 3,070 different sites worldwide to quantify plastics in ocean surface waters. Approximately 7,000 to 35,000 tons of plastics cover ocean surface waters.¬†Interestingly, previous estimates for plastics in ocean surface waters were much higher (almost 100 times greater) than what was found in this study. Although this new estimate is much lower […]

By | 2014-08-06T11:13:28-04:00 July 2nd, 2014|Categories: pollution|Comments Off on Plastic Densities in Ocean Surface Waters Less Than Previously Estimated

Rare to New Sighting: An Octopus with a Cowfish

During our fish surveys this week, one of our structurally complex patch reefs had a very interesting event occurring on it. There was an octopus half way on the highest point of our reef with the other half tangled within the PVC structure. It was strange enough for us to see an octopus out in the open, but he or […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:02:33-04:00 June 29th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rare to New Sighting: An Octopus with a Cowfish

Nautilus Deep Sea Cruise in the Florida Straits

Just last week a research vessel cruised through the Florida Straits, a trough that separates Florida from Cuba and The Great Bahamas Bank. Here is a link to some of the creatures they came across on the cruise! The Nautilus has several cruises lined up this summer with live feed throughout the cruises so be sure to tune […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:02:33-04:00 June 27th, 2014|Categories: Deep Sea|2 Comments