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Tag Archives: Invasive Species

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…


NSU Researcher Featured in National Media

For Nova Southeastern University researcher Matthew Johnston, Ph.D., studying invasive marine species is his specialty. From lionfish to giant shrimp to damselfish, Johnston has been involved in some cutting-edge research as to what these non-native species mean to their new habitats. His most recent research involves the damselfish that has…


Nova Southeastern Researcher Studying Potential Invasive Species in Southern Gulf of Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – In fairytales, it’s usually the damsel who is in distress. When it comes to the marine world, however, it seems it’s the damsel that can cause some distress. Damselfish are some of the most beautiful fishes in the ocean, and that’s why…


Nova Southeastern University Researchers Find More Strategic Culling Needed to Reduce Lionfish Invasion

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – We’ve all seen the stories – lionfish derbies and other efforts are ongoing in the United States and Caribbean, all with the goal of helping to decrease the number of highly invasive and ecologically devastating lionfish in our oceans. A new analysis published in the…


NSU Marine Researcher’s Studies Featured by National Geographic

Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Fla. – The marine industry is a vital component of the South Florida lifestyle. To that end, Nova Southeastern University researcher Matthew Johnston, Ph.D., has been studying the impact invasive species have on our marine ecosystem. One species in particular – the lionfish – has been a focus…


NSU Researchers Study on Spread of Lionfish Receives Media Attention

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Just when you thought hurricanes couldn’t get any scarier, think again. Their names roll of the tongue like a rogues’ gallery: Floyd, Frances, Irene, Wilma and Andrew. But these aren’t the names of notorious criminals; rather, they are just a few of the hurricanes since 1992…


Nova Southeastern University Researchers Discover Hurricanes Helped Accelerate Spread of Lionfish

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Just when you thought hurricanes couldn’t get any scarier, think again. Their names roll of the tongue like a rogues’ gallery: Floyd, Frances, Irene, Wilma and Andrew. But these aren’t the names of notorious criminals; rather, they are just a few of the hurricanes since 1992…