Spooky Science Season
Here at the FAU Marine Lab, spooky season is one of our favorites, and we are sad to see it come to an end. However, the “frightful” themes don’t have to stop!
Hurricane Prepping: The Turtle Research Version
How does our lab prepare to be impacted by hurricanes and major storms? Here is a firsthand account from FAU Marine Lab Assistant Coordinator and PhD student Emily Turla of the steps taken in the days leading up to Hurricane Ian this past month.
NOAA Career Opportunities and Networking Panel
This month, the FAU Marine Lab hosted eight members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for a career opportunities and networking panel event.
Leatherback Hatchlings in a Changing World
The leatherback is the largest of all sea turtle species, and because of their highly migratory nature and unique lifestyle characteristics, our ability to study them has been limited.
TODAY Show Features FAU Sea Turtle Release and Conservation Research
NBC’s TODAY Show featured some of the FAU Marine Lab's critical sea turtle conservation research. Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D., professor and director of the lab discusses why there are more female turtles than male turtles hatching.
Making a 3D Turtle
Ultimately, we are working towards creating a fully virtual 3D model of the internal anatomy of a hatchling sea turtle.
Offshore Turtle Transport
After their brief stay at the lab, it is time to let those turtles live out the rest of their lives in the Big Blue!
The research of FAU Marine Lab Principal Investigators, graduate students, and alumni are featured in several National Geographic SharkFest programs.
Close Encounters of the Turtle Kind
Sitting on a beach alone while a storm takes over the landscape and an endangered turtle leaves the next generation of her species in the sand.
Sand in my Passenger Seat
Sam Trail, PhD student in the FAU Marine Lab, receives graduate student 1st runner-up designation in the third annual Kosoff Pen-to-Paper Writing Contest.
Carbon Dioxide, Ocean Acidification and Chalk Algae
Dr. Marguerite Koch-Rose, Professor of Biological Sciences at FAU and a principal investigator at the FAU Marine Lab, studies ocean acidification threats to chalk algae.
WPTV Interview: Climate Change Tipping the Gender Balance of Some Species
WPTV featured the Marine Science Lab, including the director of the lab and professor, Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D., to discuss how hotter temperatures, due to climate change, are leading to more female sea turtles hatching than males.
The FAU Marine Lab is usually bustling with sea turtle hatchlings from mid-May of each year through until the end of March in the following year, but how do our students keep busy when our tanks are empty.
Bye Bye Blacktips
The 2022 blacktip shark fishing season is coming to an end, and it has been an incredible one! We’ve caught and released a record number of sharks this year just offshore of John D. MacArthur State Park, with 45 sharks and counting!
Women in Science Panel
Last month, the FAU Marine Lab had the honor of hosting a panel conversation between students and three amazing women in STEM. We are incredibly thankful to our panelists for sharing their knowledge and experience with us as we continue to grow as a lab, university, and community.
ISTS40: FAU Marine Lab presentations and awards were plentiful
FAU Marine Lab faculty and graduate students attended the virtual 40th International Sea Turtle Symposium (ISTS40) earlier this month. ISTS40 was a four-day global event hosted entirely online from March 25th- 28th.
Earth Day 2022
Every year, on the 22nd of April, Earth Day, we come together to celebrate the love and appreciation for our beautiful planet Earth. This day raises awareness of the importance of caring for our environment and is a catalyst for action. But have you ever wondered where this holiday came from?
Free public talk from postdoc, Dr. Sean Williamson, in May!
In May 2022, Dr. Sean Williamson, our FAU Marine Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellow and the Manager of our Glenn W. and Cornelia T. Bailey Marine SEA Scholars program, will be giving a public talk as a part of the 2022 FAU Research In Action series.
2022 Three Minute Thesis Competition
2022 brings us Florida Atlantic University’s sixth annual participation in the Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) in which graduate students from all disciplines present their research in 3 minutes or less with a single visual slide. A difficult measure of clear science communication!
2022 Sea Turtle Day at Gumbo Limbo!
This past weekend we celebrated Sea Turtle Day at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center! Families and friends joined us as we educated the community about the different sea turtle species that frequent our South Florida waters. We had various sea turtle shells and specimens on display for the public to ask questions and learn more about our marine life.
The Leatherback Sea Turtles Have Returned!
The 2022 sea turtle nesting season has started and the first ones up to nest are the leatherbacks, followed by loggerheads and then green turtles.
Celebrating Diversity in the Sciences, Discussing Obstacles
Last month we welcomed back Dr. Cinda Scott, Jonathan Molineaux, and Carlee Jackson from last year’s panel to continue discussions about obstacles faced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in Marine Science and ideas to increase equity and inclusion in the curriculum and field.
The Journey From Community Inspiration to the Ocean
Each year the FAU Marine Lab partners with Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to provide a sea turtle to another educational facility.
FAU Marine Lab in Phoenix for SICB Conference
Various members of the Marine Lab recently attended the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona.
Reporting from LagoonFest
The FAU Marine Lab took advantage of the opportunity to head to downtown West Palm Beach and participate in this year’s Lagoonfest.
Winter is Here... And So Are the Sharks
While the sheer sight of these massive aggregations may be intimidating to some, it presents an exciting research opportunity for local marine scientists.