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An unprecedented marine heat wave that swept the Southeast Indian Ocean in 2011 has given FIU scientists a glimpse into the future of climate change.

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For the last two decades, Michael Heithaus has been studying how tiger sharks affect one particular ecosystem – Shark Bay, Australia, one of the world’s most pristine seagrass ecosystems.

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The greatest concentration of biodiversity occurs in the tropics, especially in rainforests and coral reefs. Biodiversity is the diversity of life — from the largest predator to the smallest bacteria.

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Find out how biologists and sport-fishermen are joining forces to understand fish populations in the coastal Everglades.

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FIU's Dr. Yong Chai recently published an article in Nature Communication in collaboration with Professor Guibin Jiang at Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing.

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The loss of sharks could contribute to the destruction of one of the planet’s most under-appreciated sources of carbon storage — seagrasses. While sharks are often sensationalized as voracious predators, it’s their actual prey that poses a risk to seagrasses, according to FIU researchers.

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The Catlin Seaview Survey, a pioneering scientific expedition to study and reveal the world’s coral reefs, sponsored by international insurer Catlin Group Limited, today announced a unique collaboration with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) to record and reveal America’s marine sanctuaries.

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Mike Heithaus, newly named interim dean of the FIU College of Arts & Sciences, has devoted his career to studying one of the world’s most intriguing predators — sharks.

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A recent article on the impacts of spraying for mosquitos on endangered bat populations featuring two FIU researchers, Dr. Phil Stoddard and Dr. Kisi Bohn.

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FIU's Stephany Alvarez-Ventura discusses the fate of bees in a recent Orlando Sentinel op-ed.

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