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What Glows Below: Bioluminescence and Fluorescence of Deep- Sea Organisms, October 9th Evening Lecture, Dr. Steven Haddock, Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Sometimes the deep-sea is portrayed as a dark and lifeless environment. While it is a challenging environment, it is full of amazing life forms–especially jelly-like drifters–many of which are new to science.  Although they are not lit by light from the sun, the sea is full of flashes and glows caused by the organisms themselves.   …

2014 Carl and Marcella Matthaei Ecological Scholar, Bernadette Holthius

  The Matanzas River Basin is a remarkable ecosystem, and the Whitney Lab’s campus is strategically located with easy access to numerous and diverse habitats set out along the Florida coast. The establishment of the Carl and Marcella Matthaei Ecological Scholarship Fund at the Whitney Lab provides support for scientists-in-training to have access to this…

40th Anniversary Special Lecture: Jellyfish Have Eyes, the Narrative Nature of Science, Dr. Joram Piatigorsky, October 23rd, 7 pm


“Jellyfish Have Eyes, the Narrative Nature of Science,” Joram Piatigorsky, author, scientist and world renowned vision researcher will be giving the Whitney Laboratory 40th Anniversary Special Guest Lecture. “Jellyfish Have Eyes,” a novel, is the story of Dr. Ricardo Sztein, an award-winning scientist, who ventures to the tropics to study jellyfish eyes and makes astonishing discoveries on…

Free Public Lecture, Sept. 18th, 7 pm, Florida’s Fleet: A Century of Building Wooden Trawlers in Florida, Brendan Burke

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For our Fall Kick Off of Evenings at Whitney—Brendan Burke, MA. will be presenting:  Florida’s Fleet:  A Century of Building Wooden Trawlers in Florida. September 18, 2014, 7pm To begin our exciting and informative Whitney Fall Lecture Series, Mr. Brendan Burke, a distinguished maritime archaeologist who works for the local Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP), will…

Welcome Dr. William Stewart

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William Stewart, PhD, is a comparative biologist interested in how animals move, catch prey, and evade predators.  He received a BSc and MSc from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, where he studied the biomechanics of squid locomotion with Dr. Ian Bartol.  William then moved to Southern California to complete his PhD under Dr. Matthew…

New Whitney Dock Completed!


Work has started on rebuilding the Whitney dock on the beautiful shores of the Matanzas River.  The dock is utilized for teaching, boat launching and animal collection for feeding and research. Pictured is Dave Kainoa Simmons collecting for his work in the Martindale Laboratory. Click to read more about the Martindale Lab.

August 8th, 9-12 REU Symposium and Poster Session


The eight REU (Research Experience for Undergraduate) Interns will be presenting their research projects from August 8th from 9-11:15 in the CMS upstairs classroom. From 12-1, after the presentation,  the REU’S will be presenting their research posters in the large classroom upstairs in the Center for Marine Studies. (The Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson Biotechnology…