Mike Heithaus

FIU and FRIENDS are now conducting research into what factors affect the habitat use of green sea turtles, and in turn, how green sea turtles are affecting creek ecosystems through grazing...

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...

As the humidity returns, the thermometer rises and the afternoon thunderstorms water south Florida, we are reminded that the dry season has come to an end.  Over the months that spanned the...

FIU Arts & Sciences Interim Dean Mike Heithaus discusses the impact of the recent historic Mission 31 at the FIU Aquarius Reef Base. More information >>

Mike Heithaus has been named interim dean of the FIU College of Arts & Sciences, effective July 1. Heithaus, who currently serves as the executive director of the School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS)...

Seven graduate students at universities in Florida, including Heithaus Lab’s Diana Churchill, have received Guy Harvey Scholarship Awards, recognizing their outstanding achievement in marine science research. More information >>

Like many aquatic species, sea turtles can be extremely difficult to observe in the wild so important aspects of their behavior remain poorly known. However, using new, high-definition animal-borne video cameras,...

I traveled to the west coast of Saudi Arabia at the invitation of Dean Mohammed Al-Jahdali (a marine biologist) to start a collaboration between biologists at King Abdulaziz University – Rabigh Campus...

A couple weeks ago, we had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Adam Barnett to the lab for more than a week.  Adam has been doing some really interesting work on sevengill...

Data analysis is ongoing…and there is a lot to do going through all the video and preparing the samples for stable isotope analysis.   Johann just finished processing the photos that...