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If you’re in the South Florida area, you have to make your way to Virginia Key for the second half of the 2013 Sea Secrets Lecture Series.
A team of scientists has found that lemon sharks learn from each other’s behavior. The team compared the ability of juvenile sharks working with trained or untrained partners to complete certain tasks. They found that juveniles working with trained partners (sharks who had already been taught how to complete the tasks) could complete tasks more [...]
The University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is in the process of judging the entries from their annual Underwater Photography Contest. This year the contest includes a “Fan Favorite” category for users to vote online. Five photographs have been selected and voting will continue untill 11:59pm on Sunday April 8th. Vote [...]
Emily Tripp Senior Writer Sharks are among the most threatened marine species in the world due to unsustainable fishing practices. They are killed primarily for their fins that are used in the Asian delicacy, shark fin soup. A new study by University of Miami (UM) scientists, published in the journal Marine Drugs, has discovered high [...]
Emily Tripp Senior Writer A new study presents alarming assessments of economically important fish. Top global fisheries experts provided an analysis of 61 species of “scombrids” (tunas, bonitos, mackerels, swordfish and marlins and more) that classified seven of these species as threatened with extinction and four as “near threatened” for the ICUN Red List of [...]
Emily Tripp Senior Writer Shark populations have experienced a dramatic decrease in the last 50 years, primarily as a result of human disturbances. A recent article in Current Issues in Tourism by Austin J. Gallagher and Dr. Neil Hammerschlag of the R.J. Dunlap Marine Conservation Program at the University of Miami explains the impact of [...]
A recent study led by scientists from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) provides new insight into the migratory patterns of the great hammerhead sharks. Using satellite tag technology, the research team was able to track one of these nomadic sharks for 62 days to discover its 1,200 kilometer (745 mile) [...]
A new study by scientists at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science provides a new way to estimate how much of the ocean’s pollution is raining down from the sky. These new findings can help improve scientific understanding of how toxic airborne chemicals, from industrial processes, are impacting the earth’s [...]