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Novel Approach Studies Whale Shark Ages the Best Way – While They Are Swimming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Already the world’s largest shark species, male whale sharks can swim around the ocean for up to 130 years, according to a recently published study by scientists at Nova Southeastern University‘s (NSU) Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) and collaborators from the Maldives…

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…

Nova Southeastern University Researcher Honored by Loggerhead Marinelife Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – For Derek Burkholder, Ph.D., his love of the outdoors goes all the way back to his childhood in Michigan. As a child, he spent countless hours exploring the woods and on the water in his home state. But it was a family…

Dr. Guy Harvey & Sea World Announce New Venture

FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla – SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (SEA) and world-renowned marine artist and conservationist Guy Harvey today announced a new partnership focused on ocean health and the plight of sharks in the wild. A major component of this new venture will feature research being conducted by NSU’s Guy Harvey…

NSU Researchers Continue Participation in Tortuga Music Festival/Rock the Ocean Foundation’s Conservation Village

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – If you are going to hold a music concert to bring awareness to the issue of marine conservation, where better to do it than world-famous Fort Lauderdale Beach? The annual Tortuga Music Festival – which has expanded to three days for 2016…

NSU Tagged Mako Shark is Media Darling

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Recently one of NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute tagged short-fin mako sharks made her way off the coast of New York City. It was just one stop in an epic journey this little lady has made the past year or so. You can read more…

NSU Researchers Part of Tortuga Music Festival’s Conservation Village

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – It has quickly become one of the music events in the Southeast United States – the Tortuga Music Festival. The two-day event, held on world-famous Fort Lauderdale Beach, brings together surf, sand, sun and music – as well as the opportunity to heighten awareness for the…

Artist & Conservationist Guy Harvey Provides Generous Financial Gift to Nova Southeastern University

  Gift Supports Ocean Research, Provides Scholarships For Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Renames Facility to the NSU Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) announced that Guy Harvey and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation are providing a generous financial gift that will allow…

NSU’s Oceanographic Center’s O-STEM Summer Camp Featured on NBC-6 Miami

Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Fl – This summer, a group of students from South Broward High School took part in a summer camp like no other. That’s because they worked with and learned from researchers and scientists at Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center and Guy Harvey Research Institute. The students learned about…

NSU Expert in Shark Behavior Part of Miami Herald Story on Shark Encounter

Nova Southeastern University’s Dr. Derek Buckholder was part of a story by The Miami Herald about a recent shark encounter in Fort Lauderdale. Dr. Buckholder is part of NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) which is studying several species of sharks.   Click to read The Miami Herald story Click…

Nova Southeastern University Part of Tortuga Music Festival

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.– March 28, 2014 – Getting together to enjoy good music and good friends in an awesome location is never a bad thing. Throw in the opportunity to learn about environmental conservation and what you can do to help only makes it better. That’s what the Tortuga Music…

Shortfin Mako Shark Makes a Direct Bee-Line South – But to Where?

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.– February 21, 2014 – Researchers say a juvenile shortfin mako shark tagged more than eight months ago off Ocean City, Maryland is tracking a highly unusual path directly south in the mid-Atlantic – a fast track to a mystery destination. “I’ve never seen one act quite like…

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

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…

NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute’s Shark-Tracking Website Featured During Shark Week 2013

Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Guy Harvey Research Institute’s shark-tracking website was featured by several media outlets during the 2013 Shark Week

NSU Shark-tracking Website Helps Viewers ‘Dive Into Shark Week’

Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) will help shark enthusiasts take their “Shark Week 2013” to the next level with an interactive website that tracks four shark species (mako, tiger, oceanic white tip and sand tiger) around the world. Users can interface with the technology to see where and how far the sharks travel over time.

Oceanographic Center Helps ‘Rock the Ocean’ on Fort Lauderdale Beach

NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) and National Coral Reef Institute joined with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation over the weekend of April 13-14 to raise marine conservation awareness at the inaugural Rock the Ocean Tortuga Music Festival. The Tortuga Music Festival was a two-day music and marine conservation festival…

Guy Harvey and NSU’s GHRI Tag & Track Migratory Movements of Mako Sharks

Guy Harvey Leads Isla Mujeres Expedition To Deploy Satellite SPOT Tags to Study Mako Shark Migrations

An expedition headed by NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) tagged mako sharks with the satellite reporting SPOT tags. Unlike the more commonly used pop-up satellite PAT tags, SPOT tags should provide multiple and more accurate daily detections, providing scientists with a high resolution view of the migration patterns of this animal.

Tourist-fed Stingrays Change Their Ways

Study of world-famous Stingray City finds human interaction drastically alters stingray behavior

Tourist-fed stingrays change their ways

Stingrays living in one of the world’s most famous and heavily visited ecotourism sites — Stingray City/Sandbar in the Cayman Islands — have profoundly changed their ways, raising questions about the impact of so-called “interactive ecotourism” on marine wildlife, reports a new study published March 18 in the journal PLOS…