Dr. Youngil Lee spends weekday mornings teaching University of West Florida students. He spends many afternoons in his molecular and cellular exercise physiology laboratory located in the Department of Exercise Science and Community Health.
While it may be beautiful in a home aquarium, the aggressive and fast-reproducing lionfish is wreaking havoc in the ocean ecosystem and endangering reef habitats.
Hours after the discovery of a new species of human ancestor was announced, Dr. Kristina Killgrove was able to put replicas of bones from the landmark archaeological find in the hands of her students.
In 1989, the California-bound Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck a reef in Prince William Sound and over several days dumped the largest volume of oil ever released into U.S. waters.