Disease-Carrying Mosquito Species Returns to Florida
Disease-Carrying Mosquito Species Returns to Florida
Aedes scapularis is already established on the peninsula, and researchers predict that its population will continue to spread.
Disease-Carrying Mosquito Species Returns to Florida
Disease-Carrying Mosquito Species Returns to Florida

Aedes scapularis is already established on the peninsula, and researchers predict that its population will continue to spread.

Aedes scapularis is already established on the peninsula, and researchers predict that its population will continue to spread.

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Image of the Day: Flock in the Night
Image of the Day: Flock in the Night
Amy Schleunes | Feb 19, 2020
The National Weather Service’s radar in Key West captures a spectacular moment in bird migration.
Florida Cracks Down on Foreign Government Involvement in Research
Florida Cracks Down on Foreign Government Involvement in Research
Emily Makowski | Jan 15, 2020
Four University of Florida faculty members leave their jobs as a state committee that formed last month pledges to investigate individual researchers and institutions.
Red Tides Under the Microscope
Red Tides Under the Microscope
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2019
Understanding the dinoflagellates that regularly wreak havoc on marine and nearshore ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico could help researchers mitigate the damage they cause.
Infographic: Red Tides Still Hold Tantalizing Mysteries
Infographic: Red Tides Still Hold Tantalizing Mysteries
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2019
A full description of the lifecycle of Karenia brevis could lead to improved monitoring, prediction, and mitigation of the harmful algal blooms it regularly causes.
College Campuses Close as Hurricane Dorian Threatens
College Campuses Close as Hurricane Dorian Threatens
Jef Akst | Sep 3, 2019
The storm has already pummeled the Bahamas. Now the US coast prepares.
Labs Prepare to Protect—and Collect—Data During Hurricane Dorian
Labs Prepare to Protect—and Collect—Data During Hurricane Dorian
Emma Yasinski | Sep 1, 2019
In the southeastern US, the coming storm disrupts research for many scientists.
Florida Wild Cats Struggle to Walk Due to Unknown Disorder
Florida Wild Cats Struggle to Walk Due to Unknown Disorder
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 28, 2019
Both bobcats and the state’s namesake panther, an endangered species, have been spotted with signs of the condition.
Antibiotic Ineffective Against Citrus Greening: Study
Antibiotic Ineffective Against Citrus Greening: Study
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 19, 2019
Oxytetracycline, approved by the US government to combat citrus scourge, may not work—at least not as a spray.
Coral Deaths Spurred by Pollutants From Land
Coral Deaths Spurred by Pollutants From Land
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 17, 2019
Runoff and waste may be more harmful to the animals than climate change.
As Disease Batters Florida Reefs, Scientists and Community Fight Back
As Disease Batters Florida Reefs, Scientists and Community Fight Back
Carolyn Wilke | Apr 4, 2019
Stony coral tissue loss disease has already affected 80 percent of Florida’s coastal reef system. Now, a huge team of responders is working to slow its spread and prepare for future restoration efforts.
Florida Campuses Close Ahead of Hurricane Michael
Florida Campuses Close Ahead of Hurricane Michael
Kerry Grens | Oct 9, 2018
The Category 2 storm is working its way up the Gulf of Mexico toward the panhandle.
Toxic Red Tide Kills Countless Fish as It Moves Up Florida’s Coast
Toxic Red Tide Kills Countless Fish as It Moves Up Florida’s Coast
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 10, 2018
Officials in one county are running operations to clean up the rotting fish.
University of Florida Culled 150 Birds to Protect Research Plots
University of Florida Culled 150 Birds to Protect Research Plots
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 20, 2018
Officials say the birds had eaten crops meant for experiments.
World First: Human Case of Keystone Virus Identified
World First: Human Case of Keystone Virus Identified
Kerry Grens | Jun 22, 2018
A Florida teenager is the first person with a confirmed infection by the mosquito-borne virus.
FDA Seeks to Block Two Unregulated Stem Cell Clinics
FDA Seeks to Block Two Unregulated Stem Cell Clinics
Jim Daley | May 11, 2018
Two patients became legally blind after receiving treatments at the facilities.
Image of the Day: Sea Turtle Rescue
Image of the Day: Sea Turtle Rescue
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 7, 2018
Biologists in Florida rounded up more than 1,000 sea turtles when they were threatened by a cold snap in January.
Irma Leaves Scientists Cut Off from Labs
Irma Leaves Scientists Cut Off from Labs
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2017
At the University of Miami School of Medicine and elsewhere, personnel remain barred from campuses for safety reasons.
Optimism for Key Deer After Hurricane Irma
Optimism for Key Deer After Hurricane Irma
Kerry Grens | Sep 11, 2017
A refuge for the endangered species on Big Pine Key in Florida took a direct kit, but several deer have been spotted.
Research Labs Evacuate Ahead of Irma
Research Labs Evacuate Ahead of Irma
The Scientist Staff | Sep 7, 2017
Scientists leave behind ongoing experiments as the Category 5 hurricane whips through the Caribbean and heads toward the U.S. mainland.