Future Marine Biologists Teach UCF’s Littlest Knights About Ocean Creatures

Future Marine Biologists Teach UCF's Littlest Knights About Ocean Creatures

Future marine biologists sharpened their communication skills Wednesday while pre-schoolers learned about sea creatures during UCF’s annual Ocean Day activities. Twelve students in Linda Walters’ marine biology lab and marine biology class visited the Creative School on campus to teach children about sea creatures and those found in Florida waterways. Walters has been working with […]

  • UCF Sea Turtle Expert on NPR's Science Friday, Glamour Magazine

    UCF biologist Kate Mansfield and her Florida team published a first-of-its-kind study this week about sea turtle’s “lost years.” The “lost years” refers to the time after turtles hatch and head to sea where they remain for many years before returning to near-shore waters as large juveniles. The time period is often referred to as […]

  • Sea Turtles' 'Lost Years' Mystery Starts to Unravel

    Small satellite-tracking devices attached to sea turtles swimming off Florida’s coast have delivered first-of-its-kind data that could help unlock the mystery of what endangered turtles do during the “lost years.” The “lost years” refers to the time after turtles hatch and head to sea where they remain for many years before returning to near-shore waters […]

  • Space Flies Offer Clues About Microgravity's Impact on Astronauts

    Fruit flies bred in space are offering scientists a clue as to how astronauts’ immune systems may be damaged during prolonged space travel. A team of researchers from the University of California at Davis and the University of Central Florida has been studying the impact weightlessness has on fruit flies in space. The team’s findings […]


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  • UCF Biologist Helps Save Brevard's Natural Environment

    What do Brevard’s Enchanted Forest, Barrier Island Sanctuary and Turkey Creek Sanctuary have in common? They are among the jewels that Titusville resident and University of Central Florida professor Ross Hinkle has helped protect for future generations of Floridians. Hinkle, who specializes in conservation biology, was one of the founding members of the Selection and […]

  • Not all Species Age the Same; Humans May be Outliers

    Adult humans get weaker as they age and then die, but that’s not the typical pattern across species. Some organisms don’t appear to show signs of aging at all. These are among the findings in a first-of-its-kind study published in the journal Nature this week. The study compares the aging patterns of humans and 45 […]

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