Discovery Channel’s ‘Shark Week’ to Feature Island University Marine Biology Professor

Aug 05, 2020
Scientists believe that monster sharks make their home under the old Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys. Fishermen claim that one of the sharks is an 18-foot-long, one-ton great hammerhead named Big Mo. If this is true, he will be the largest hammerhead on the planet. Dr. David Portnoy, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Associate Professor of Life Sciences and the Ruth A. Campbell Professor of Marine Biology, has conducted research to answer questions about Big Mo that will be revealed on “Monster Under the Bridge,” an hour-long documentary that airs on the Discovery Channel at 7 p.m. on Aug. 12 as part of “Shark Week.”

TAMU-CC Researchers Urge Continued Caution Despite Peak in COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations

Aug 04, 2020
Researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are watching data that shows a hopeful peak in the number of cases of COVID-19 as well as the number of hospitalizations and people in the ICU, but warn that now is not the time to let down our guard.

TAMU-CC Researchers Urge Residents to Follow Precautions to Slow Rapid Increase of COVID-19

Jul 16, 2020
Researchers are urging people in the community to commit themselves to carefully following precautions, such as social distancing, hand-washing, wearing face coverings, staying at home, and not gathering in groups in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

TAMU-CC Researchers Expect COVID-19 Cases to Hit Over 500 New Cases a Day, Precautions Vital for Control

Jul 02, 2020
With hundreds of new cases of COVID-19 being reported daily across the Coastal Bend, models developed by researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi show new cases could hit over 500 a day by Sunday, although temporary limitations of the testing capacity may impact the numbers.