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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…


Nova Southeastern University Lionfish Tournament

MEDIA ADVISORY WHO:     Nova Southeastern University (NSU), South Florida Association of Environmental Professionals and numerous other organizers and sponsors WHAT: Lionfish Tournament WHERE: NSU’s Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center building, 8000 N. Ocean Dr. (inside John U. Lloyd State Park, Hollywood), and John. U. Lloyd State Park’s Whisky Creek Hideout Restaurant…


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…


NSU Professor Angling for Invasive Lionfish off South Florida Coasts

Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center’s David Kerstetter, Ph.D., was featured in a Miami Herald story about his work related to invasive species, specifically lionfish. The story was subsequently put out on the national news wire, with it being picked up by outlets in other parts of the country.   You…


Nova Southeastern University Researcher Invents Software to Predict Lionfish Invasion

A Nova Southeastern University (Nova) researcher has invented software that helps predict invasion patterns of the lionfish, a predatory specie that has invaded South Florida’s coastal waters as well as the Loxahatchee River.