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NSU Levan Ambassadors Board Shark Tagging Event a Great Success!

 

This May, The NSU Levan Ambassadors Board joined Halmos College researchers on a shark-tagging trip off Broward County. This daylong trip allowed the Ambassadors to help graduate students and researchers catch sharks, measure and sample, tag, and then release them. The highlight of the day was a 10.5-foot Tiger shark.

The Board went on a “Saving Ocean Life” shark tagging expedition with Derek Burkholder, Ph.D., NSU research scientist, who works with the NSU Guy Harvey Research Institute, NSU’s Save our Seas Shark Research Center, and Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program.

Burkholder dedicates much of his time to educating individuals and groups on the importance of researching sharks for conservation and environmental sustainability. As part of his work, he leads shark-tagging trips launched from the NSU Oceanographic Campus in Dania Beach, Florida. Participants have the opportunity to assist in catching, tagging, and releasing sharks, which are then monitored by scientists at NSU. Additionally, they measure and often take tissue and other samples to assist with NSU’s conservation and genetic research.

The NSU Board of Trustees adopted NSU Levan Ambassadors Board in the spring of 2011 as a method to increase awareness of the tremendous breadth and scope of Nova Southeastern University, complete with its innovative and cutting-edge research focus and strong executive leadership and vision. The objective was to build a volunteer organization of NSU Ambassadors comprised of C-Suite and other senior professionals, now approximately 200 strong, who have a passion for the university including a strong desire to assist students in their career pursuits.