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Tag Archives: Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography

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…


New Marine Environmental Education Center Featured

  Thanks to a partnership between Nova Southeastern University and Broward County Parks and Recreation, the Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC) was born. The facility is located on the historic grounds of the Carpenter House on Hollywood Beach. The facility will provide outstanding marine education, interactive learning, and research with…


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…


Pi (Pie?) Day Comes to Nova Southeastern University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ** ATTENTION PHOTO & ASSIGNMENT EDITORS ** Looking For a Fun, Quirky Story – NSU Has You Covered!     FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – It’s that time of year again – the time when pizza + dessert = MATH! It’s March 14, otherwise referred to as Pi…


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…


Opening Ceremony of the Marine Environmental Education Center at the Carpenter House

MEDIA ADVISORY *ATTENTION ASSIGNMENT & PHOTO EDITORS * Excellent Story & Photo Opportunity   WHO: Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Broward County Parks and Recreation, Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program, Marine Environmental Education Center WHAT: Opening Ceremony of the Marine Environmental Education Center at the historic Carpenter House WHERE: The Carpenter House, 4414…


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…


Multiple Media Outlets Cover New Study on Shark Immune Systems

On January 30, 2017, a scientific research paper headed by Mahmood Shivji, Ph.D. from NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography was published in the journal BMC Genomics. This study, which was in partnership with Cornell University and funded mostly by the Save Our Seas Foundation, looked at the…


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…


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…


BREAKING NEWS – NSU to Predict Winner of 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Does the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election have you confused? Tired of hearing the “pundits” pontificate on which candidate is going to win and why? Did the recent debate muddy the waters even more? Well, forget the latest poll and look no further…


New Hollywood Blockbuster Puts Deepwater Horizon Tragedy Back in the Spotlight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Hollywood’s latest blockbuster focuses on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, where 11 people lost their lives and an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil were discharged into the Gulf of Mexico. While the movie will focus on the events that transpired…