Climate Change

yellow-bellied sea snake

Why are there no sea snakes in the Atlantic?

Sea snakes are an evolutionary success story. With about 70 species, they’re the most diverse reptile group in the ocean, outnumbering sea turtle species 10-to-...
Northern parula. Florida Museum of Natural History photo by Ryan Terrill

Migratory birds bumped off schedule as climate change shifts spring

New research shows climate change is altering the delicate seasonal clock that North American migratory songbirds rely on to successfully mate and raise healthy offspring, setting in motion a domino effect that could threaten the survival of many fam...
Two divers explore the ornately decorated Cascade Room in Dan's Cave.

Protecting a sunken ancient world

How the formation of a new national park in the Bahamas was driven by science Two divers explore the ornately decorated Cascade Room in Dan's Cave. Photo cour...
sandbar shark

Shark attacks hit all-time high in 2015

It’s the kind of record no one wants to break: the most shark attacks in a single year. But 2015 did just that, with 98 unprovoked attacks worldwide, beating th...
shellfish species collection

Humans altering Adriatic ecosystems more than nature

The ecosystems of the Adriatic Sea have weathered natural climate shifts for 125,000 years, but humans could be rapidly altering this historically stable biodiversity hot spot, a University of Florida study says. These shellfish species from coas...