Identifying inundation and erosion hot-spots in the Florida Panhandle Inundation and nest erosion from wave exposure, storm surge, and sea level rise are major threats to sea turtle nests – causing localized mortality of eggs, as well as potential changes in hatchling size, morphology, locomotor function, and sex. Nesting females use several environmental cues suchContinue reading “Project Update: Wave Exposure of Sea Turtle Nests”
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New Publication Alert – Staghorn coral growth and survival in the Florida Keys!
On Wednesday 6 May, PLoS One released my long-awaited article “Survivorship and growth in staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) outplanting projects in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary” (https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/metrics?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0231817)! Staghorn corals are critical reef-builders throughout the Caribbean and Florida; however, their populations experienced a drastic decline in the 1970s and 1980s due to disease, coral bleaching,Continue reading “New Publication Alert – Staghorn coral growth and survival in the Florida Keys!”
A Global Survey of Microplastic Pollution
Over the last few weeks, the FSU Marine Turtle Research, Ecology, and Conservation Group (FSU MTRECG) has had the privilege of collaborating with the University of Exeter on a global survey of microplastic pollution of sea turtle nesting beaches. My labmates Hector Barrios-Garrido, Kelly Soluri, Emily Drobes, and I have collected a total of 120Continue reading “A Global Survey of Microplastic Pollution”
FSU MTRECG Publication Update
It’s been a busy summer for the Florida State University Marine Turtle Research, Ecology, and Conservation Group (FSU MTRECG). In addition to the fieldwork conducted by the lab, congratulations are in order for Anthony Gillis, Natalie Montero, and Natalie Wildermann for their first-author publications! Anthony’s work, “Foraging ecology and diet selection of juvenile green turtlesContinue reading “FSU MTRECG Publication Update”