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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,…


NSU Professor Featured on Telemundo Bacteria Series

You may think you know the obvious places that bacteria propagate, for example the soles of your shoes, but what about commonly used public places? Telemundo’s national TV program Al Rojo Vivo is airing a series about bacteria to show what kind of bacteria can be found at public places…


NSU’s Tagged Tiger Shark Featured in Multiple Media Stories

Travelling approximately 37,565 miles off the eastern coast of the United States and around Bermuda, the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, Andy is now the longest tracked tiger shark on record and shows no sign of slowing down. More than 150 media outlets across the globe featured this story. Some…


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 Study Helping Save Rhinos Featured in Multiple Media Stories

Stephen O’Brien, Ph.D., a research scientist at NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, worked with colleagues across the globe to create a DNA database of rhinoceros that will be used to help with the criminal prosecution of poachers. The results of the study were published in the journal…


Thinking About Playing The Powerball Or Mega Millions? Here’s How You Can Improve Your Chances Of Winning

In a recent interview with WGN Radio, Jason Gershman, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Mathematics, NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, talked about the chances of winning the lottery and shared some strategies people can use to win based on mathematics.     Click Here to listen to…


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…


Disease Wastes South Florida’s Corals, Despite End of Bleaching

According to the Sun Sentinel, a mysterious epidemic continues to sweep South Florida’s reefs, transforming corals into lifeless skeletons and threatening undersea structures that support tourism, provide hurricane protection and serve as homes to a vast range of marine life. In a recent interview with the Sun Sentinel, David Gilliam,…


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…


Nova Southeastern University Featured on Multiple Media Stories about Sharks and Shark Research

During the last couple of weeks, scientists from NSU Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) and Save Our Seas Shark Research Center (SOS SC) have been part of multiple media stories on sharks and shark research.   Click on the following links to read…


Threatened Coral Get Second Chance in South Florida

Coral reefs are impacted worldwide by a host of natural and human-induced factors. Natural and man-made climatic variations, including those from El Niño, heat, stress, and hurricane forces cause substantial damage to coral reefs. NSU has been researching coral reefs as way to not only understand these unique animals, but…