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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…


Can The Ocean’s Fastest Shark Outswim Our Appetite for It

According to National Geographic, Shortfin makos are the fastest sharks in the ocean, capable of reaching 35 miles an hour as they chase down speedy prey such as bluefish and tuna. Makos have a herculean reputation among fishermen, who love them for their fight and their meat in equal measure….


Studying Sharks, Up Close and Personal

Researchers from NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute and Save Our Seas Shark Research Center are tagging sharks off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The researchers are working alongside students as part of an effort to increase awareness of the critical role that sharks play in maintaining healthy oceans. Understanding the travel…


The South Florida Business Journal’s 2017 40 Under 40 Honorees

Last Week, Nova Southeastern University’s Research Scientist Derek Burkholder, Ph.D., was selected by the South Florida Business Journal, as one of the 2017 class of 40 under 40 honorees. The 40 Under 40 Award recognizes young professionals in South Florida for outstanding success and contributions to their community. They were…


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…


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…


Ticket Sales to Palm Beach Boat Show Can Benefit NSU’s Halmos College

NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography Teams Up with Bennett Auto Supply to Raise Funds for Scholarships and More   In a novel approach, NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography has partnered with Bennett Auto Supply to help raise funds via the sale of tickets to…


Mako Shark Takes Winter Break in South Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Apparently snowbirds aren’t the only visitors making their way to South Florida this winter. For the first time ever, a mako shark tagged off the coast of Maryland has migrated along the eastern seaboard down to South Florida. Hypower, a male mako…


Spread of Lionfish in Gulf of Mexico is Threat to Reef Fisheries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – As the old saying goes: “You can’t put the genie back in the bottle.” Nowhere is this more evident than with the spread of lionfish, an invasive, non-native species that is threatening the marine ecosystems across the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean and Atlantic…


Shark Immunity Genes May Hold Secrets That Can Ultimately Benefit Humans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Fort Lauderdale/Davie, FL & Ithaca, NY – A new genomics study of shark DNA, including from great white and great hammerhead sharks, reveals unique modifications in their immunity genes that may underlie the rapid wound healing and possibly higher resistance to cancers in these ocean predators….


Tagged Mako Shark Takes Amazing 13,000 Mile Journey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – A male mako shark named Hell’s Bay has broken a record, traveling more than 13,000 miles, equal to over half-way around the planet, in 600 days. It is the longest track ever in the Atlantic Ocean by a mako shark tagged by…


Sea Turtle Conservation Program Makes the News

FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – The researchers and volunteers who work with the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program (BCSTCP) were busy this year – really busy. That’s because 2016 was a record year for sea turtle nests in Broward County. The story received media attention, with the following outlets covering the…


2016 A Record Season for Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – The researchers and volunteers who work with the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program (BCSTCP) were busy this year – really busy. That’s because 2016 was a record year for sea turtle nests in Broward County. “We were busy, but it’s all…


NSU Student First Recipient of Coral Reef Conservation Endowed Student Support Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is pleased to announce that one of its students is the first-ever beneficiary of the WAMAS Coral Reef Conservation Endowed Student Support Fund. The Washington D.C. Area Marine Aquarist Society, Inc. (WAMAS) donated $25,750 to provide support to NSU…


Nova Southeastern University Receives $3 Million Grant from U.S. Navy and NAVAIR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Thanks to NAVAIR and the U.S. Navy, the next generation of specialists in science, math and technology are being trained right here at Nova Southeastern University (NSU.) A $3 million grant is allowing students in NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography…


Trump Shark Wins the First-Ever NSU Shark Race to the White House

** BREAKING NEWS ** BREAKING NEWS ** Trump Shark Wins the First-Ever NSU Shark Race to the White House – We’re Nova Southeastern University and We Approved This Message – FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – It’s over. After all the posturing, pontificating and prognosticating, we have a winner in the first-ever, Nova…