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Screening Of New Guy Harvey Documentary on Research with Yucatán Whale Sharks, Mako Sharks & Sailfish

Whale Sharks of the Yucatán: A Guy Harvey Expedition

Whale Sharks of the Yucatán: A Guy Harvey Expedition

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.– January 13, 2014 - 

Guy Harvey, Ph.D. and Mahmood Shivji, Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) along with George Schellenger, two-time Emmy® award winning filmmaker/producer present the screening of Guy Harvey’s Latest Documentary on Whale Sharks.

Conservationist and world acclaimed marine artist Guy Harvey, Ph.D., is bringing his latest documentary – Whale Sharks of the Yucatán: A Guy Harvey Expeditionto the South Florida community.

There is a special screening scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Thursday, January 30th at the Nova Southeastern University Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale.

Cost to attend the film’s screening is $25, with proceeds benefitting NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI). Ticket price also includes a light reception and an opportunity to meet and participate in a Q&A session with Harvey and Shivji from NSU and filmmaker Schellenger.

To purchase tickets, please visit http://bit.ly/JN2ZYL.

Produced by Schellenger, a two-time Emmy® award winning filmmaker/producer, this documentary provides spectacular footage of Harvey’s encounters with the legendary whale sharks of Isla Mujeres. The film offers viewers an “up close and personal” experience with these gentle yet massive animals,  which can grow to up to 45 feet, as they mass in the hundreds for a few days for feeding off of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. The film also brings viewers up close with other marine life, including sailfish and mako sharks, which also prowl the waters off the Yucatán Peninsula.

 

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About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 314 beautiful acres in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic, fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels.  NSU is a not-for-profit independent institution with an enrollment of 27,000 students. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields.  NSU is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification.  For more information, please visit www.nova.edu. Celebrating 50 years of academic excellence!

 

About NSU’s Oceanographic Center: The Oceanographic Center provides high-quality graduate education programs (i.e. master’s, doctoral, certificate) in a broad range of marine science disciplines. Center researchers carry out innovative, basic and applied marine and research programs in coral reel biology, ecology, and geology; fish biology, ecology, and conservation; shark and billfish ecology; fisheries science; deep sea organismal biology and ecology; invertebrate and vertebrate genomics, genetics, molecular ecology, and evolution; microbiology; biodiversity;  observation and modeling of large scale ocean circulation, coastal dynamics, and ocean atmosphere coupling;  benthic habitat mapping; biodiversity; histology; and calcification. For more information, please visit http://www.nova.edu/ocean

 

About Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation:  The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation is a leader in international efforts to protect our oceans and marine environments. The GHOF advocates for sustainable fishing practices, funds inspired scientific research and supports innovative educational programs. Our principle objective is to help ensure that future generations will enjoy and benefit from a naturally balanced ocean ecosystem where fish and other marine wildlife flourish. GHOF has led or assisted include the establishment of a shark sanctuary in Bahamian federal waters, the addition of five species of sharks to Florida’s protected list and the enactment of the U.S. Billfish Conservation Act. In the fall of 2012, the GHOF led a petition drive in support of the National Conservation Law in the Cayman Islands.

 

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Joe Donzelli | Office of Public Affairs
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954-661-4571 (cell)
jdonzelli@nova.edu

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