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Hydrothermal vents: the origins of life? (2008)

This piece was originally published in the September 24, 2008, issue of The Miami Hurricane. For more student news, check out http://themiamihurricane.com. Miles below the turbulent surface of the ocean, […]

Asian Carp: The Mississippi River Invaders

Invasive species abound in North America. Some, like the zebra mussel, arrived in the United States unintentionally. Others, like kudzu, the Burmese python, and the common pigeon, were purposefully introduced […]

On the Perilous Future of the Oceans

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), humanity’s carbon-emitting ways could significantly affect the future of the planet’s oceans. Since 2013, the NRDC has collaborated with 11 other entities […]

On Achievement

There is no greater honor than the feeling of accomplishment. Whether it involves attaining a goal, meeting an expectation, or obtaining a memento to commemorate some intangible victory, achievement of […]

On Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico

On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the costliest natural disaster in American History, Hurricane Isaac struck New Orleans and ravaged the area with 16 inches of rain and abrasive 80-mph […]

On the Evolutionary History of Billfish

The Old Narrative When I travel to the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, I traverse the Rickenbacker Bridge which overlooks Biscayne Bay. Miami, like much of South Florida, […]

Off Topic: How Rent Works in Fisheries

In economics, the term “rent” is often confused with economic profit. Profit (π) can be measured over the short-term or the long run. In the short term, profit is equal […]