Mike Heithaus

On Sept. 18, 2013, Florida International University celebrated the re-opening of the Aquarius Reef Base, the world’s only undersea research laboratory. One of the many amazing features of this undersea lab...

After an early breakfast followed by picking up some fruit for our day on the water, we made our way towards the beach to find bait.  The tide was flooding in...

We just got back from an amazing trip last Tuesday.  As always, we left early in the morning and were fortunate enough to catch the tail end of the Perseid meteor...

Our manuscript, “Multi-tissue stable isotope analysis and acoustic telemetry reveal seasonal variability in the trophic interactions of juvenile bull sharks in a coastal estuary” has just been published in Journal of...

My name is Phil Matich and I’m currently a PhD student in the Heithaus Lab.  I started working with the lab as a volunteer at our field site in Shark Bay, WA...

FIU researchers have found that the American alligator, and a dozen species in the crocodilia order, enjoy a taste of fruit along with their usual meat-heavy diets of birds, fish and...

Throughout most of the world sharks are in trouble. Big trouble. Dr. Michael Heithaus discusses the impact of the loss of these predators on their ecosystems. More information >>

Today is our first day on the water with the hired boat and captain.  We planned to fish but everyone was eager to get on the water so there was not...

Time to turn the blog over to Kirk Gastrich and Jeremy Kiszka who just returned from a trip to Tanzania where they conducted a rapid ecosystem assessment of the Ruvu estuary....

This morning we had to introduce ourselves to the local authorities (water services) and request permission to enter the waters and start any research activities in the Ruvu River.  After meeting...