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Marine Environmental Education Center to Celebrate World Oceans Day & March for the Ocean

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – The world’s oceans are under siege. Everywhere you turn you see threats to this ecosystem – whether it be from oil spills, chemical pollution or the proliferation of plastic – the oceans need our help. In fact, recent video evidence surfaced showing a…


NSU Researchers to Join OCEARCH On A One-of-a-Kind Research Trip

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – When describing an upcoming research trip for Nova Southeastern University (NSU) scientists, ambitious is a bit of an understatement. OCEARCH, which has earned acclaim for its research in to great white sharks, has invited scientists from a number of other organizations to join…


16-year-old to Graduate from NSU with Two Bachelor’s Degrees

When 16-year-old Mya Abdulahad walks across the stage to graduate Friday, she will not be picking up her high school diploma. Instead, she will be getting two bachelor’s degrees from Nova Southeastern University’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography. Rebecca Vargas from WSVN Channel 7 News sat down with the student…


Mako Shark Joins Snowbirds in Migrating Back North

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Who knew that shortfin mako sharks and South Florida’s seasonal residents shared something in common? “Rob,” a five and one-half-foot long male shortfin mako shark, is officially a snowbird. Tagged off the coast of Ocean City, Md. in June of 2017, Rob is…


NSU Research Scientist Named to the National Academy of Sciences

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Research scientist Stephen J. O’Brien, Ph.D. has accomplished something no one else has done in the more than 50-year history of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) – he’s the first to be elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences. “It’s a…


NSU & Marine Environmental Education Center to Host Inaugural Environmental Art Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WHO: NSU, Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC) at the Carpenter House; Free our Seas and Beyond; SURFRIDER Foundation of Broward County; Broward County Parks and Recreation; and the City of Hollywood WHAT: Inaugural Free Our Seas & Beyond Environmental Art Festival WHERE: Broward County Parks’ Historic Carpenter…


NSU Marine Research Scientists Participating in Annual Tortuga Music Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – It has become one of the premier music events in the United States – the annual Tortuga Music Festival on world-famous Fort Lauderdale Beach. Part of the three-day event is the Rock the Ocean Conservation Village where research scientists and organizations come…


2018 Sea Turtle Nesting Season is Underway

Guest Editorial – Op/Ed 2018 Sea Turtle Nesting Season is Here Sea turtles are some of the most beloved marine creatures in the world. Here in Florida we are lucky – nearly 70% of all the sea turtle nests in North America nests are laid on our beaches. Each year,…


Nova Southeastern University is Celebrating International PI Day – March 14 (3/14)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – We all remember it from our math classes – that quirky little symbol π that represents the mathematical constant, pi. However, many of us don’t quite remember what it really means – but we do remember the number that represents pi – 3.14…


Researchers Collecting Data to Save Sharks Off Florida’s Coasts

South Florida’s waters are home to some of the most fear creatures in the planet, but globally, many shark species have seen significant declines in their numbers. In a recent interview with ABC Local 10 News, NSU’s researcher Derek Burkholder, Ph.D., NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, said…


Nova Southeastern University to Host Florida Straits Conference: Model for International Cooperation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is proud to host The Florida Straits Conference: Model for International Cooperation. Organized by Hunt Petty LP, the conference is open to key stakeholders and experts with an interest in oil spill prevention, emergency planning, response and mitigation….


Marine Environmental Education Center to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary

MEDIA ADVISORY Historic Carpenter House Home to Sea Turtle Education Program   WHO: Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC,) Broward County, the Carpenter House, Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program and Captain, our “forever resident” green sea turtle WHAT: One Year Anniversary Celebration WHERE: Historic Carpenter House on Hollywood Beach,…


Tagged Tiger Shark Proving Unstoppable

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. –  Not freezing temperatures nor nor’easters nor Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose or Maria can stop “Andy,” a tiger shark tagged in Bermuda by scientists from Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) in 2014. Travelling approximately 37,565 miles off the eastern coast…


NSU Researcher Part of Team Using DNA to Protect the Rhinoceros From Extinction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Call it CSI meets conservation. Stephen O’Brien, Ph.D., a research scientist at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, has worked with colleagues across the globe to create a DNA database of rhinoceros that will be used to…


NSU’s GHRI Study Shows Ocean’s Fastest Shark Is Being Threatened By Over Fishing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – More bad news for sharks. A new study using satellite tracking by researchers from Nova Southeastern University’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI), the University of Rhode Island and other colleagues shows that the fishing mortality rate of the shortfin mako in the…


NSU Continues to Oversee National Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – It is incontrovertible – the world’s coral reefs are under attack. The evidence is clear that there are several “stressors” – increasing ocean temperatures, pollution and disease, not to mention the occasional oil spill or ship grounding – that play a role…


Building A Biotech Rebound

Greater Fort Lauderdale is home to one of the nation’s most dynamic biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry clusters. The region currently holds 1,500 bioscience institutions that employ more than 26,000 people and generate $4 billion in revenue each year. As a region, South Florida offers convenient access to leading research institutes…


Chasing the Fastest Shark in the World is No Easy Task

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – By all accounts, it was a very successful research trip. When you’re studying the fastest sharks, there are a lot of variables that can come into play during a research trip. The weather may not cooperate, which can limit the time you…


Nova Southeastern University Welcomes International Astrophysicist For Exoplanets Talk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – It seems the Cosmos has been in the news a lot lately. Pluto isn’t a planet; it is a planet; no, wait, it isn’t again. And lest we forget about the excitement swirling around the search for the illusive Planet 9, and…


Nova Southeastern University Researchers Studying How to Disrupt Bacteria to Treat Infections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Bacteria are everywhere. And despite widespread belief, not all bacteria are “bad.” However, to combat those that can cause health issues for humans, there has been an over-reliance on the use of antibiotics – so much so, that many of them are now…