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Marine scientists find world’s oldest lobster


Scientists have long believed that lobster-like crustaceans first appeared on plant Earth about 360 million years ago. But FIU marine scientist Heather Bracken-Grissom contends the ancestor of our favorite mealtime decapod actually may have started roaming the planet at least 12 million years earlier.

Animal-borne video cameras reveal secret lives of sea turtles


There is no shortage of tomfoolery in the daily lives of sea turtles. Challenging a feisty crab. Chance encounters with stingrays. Playdates with their closest friends. And fighting siblings to keep them out of their personal spaces. FIU researchers Mike Heithaus and Jordan Thomson are offering an inside peek into the daily lives of sea and loggerhead turtles in Shark Bay, Australia.

New Organization Brings Together Top Researchers to Sequence the Genomes of Invertebrates


Three FIU faculty part of new cooperative consortium to sequence the genomes of invertebrates.

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