Caitlin Fikes


Made in Our Own Image

New research suggests that the process of domestication has caused dogs to evolve complex sociocognitive skills, and are even more similar to humans than our cl...
gray wolf

Reckless War on Wolves Renewed

The US Congress is poised to remove much-needed federal protections from highly vulnerable gray wolves. Only immediate action can stop legislators from passing ...
Red Sea sharks decimated by overfishing

Blood spilled in the Red Sea

Rampant overfishing has decimated shark populations in the eastern Red Sea. A new study shines a spotlight on the many shark species struggling to survive the s...
Caitlin Fikes

Caitlin Fikes

I graduated from the University of Miami with a B.Sc. in Marine Science & Biology and I am now studying at the University of Exeter's Cornwall campus for my M.Sc. in Conservation & Biodiversity. In the past I've satellite-tagged sharks and assisted in the rescue of stranded pilot whales in the Florida Keys, frolicked with sea lions and cared for Giant Tortoises in the Galapagos Islands, and researched trophic cascades in the seagrass beds of the Chesapeake Bay. I am currently researching the effect of marine microplastic pollution on sea anemones.