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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…


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…


Shark Tagging Expedition Kicks-Off Annual Great Shark Race

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) and The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) recently hosted a cage dive and tagging expedition in Isla Mujeres, Mexico in advance of the Second Annual Great Shark Race. The Isla Mujeres expedition, the…


Two Mako Sharks Tagged by NSU Researchers Spending Spring Break Off South Carolina Coast

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Who knew that sharks like to hit the beach for Spring Break, too! Well, they aren’t exactly hitting the beach, but two mako sharks tagged by Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) are enjoying the waters off the South…


Mako Sharks Competing in Historic Guy Harvey Great Shark Race Log More Than 22,900 Miles So Far

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. — While scientists and thousands of marine science students and the general public follow the online daily satellite tracks and progress of The Guy Harvey Great Shark Race, the competitors – a group of young mako sharks – navigate sometimes treacherous waters providing…


Shark’s unique trek could help save the species

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Her name is Jiffy Lube2, a relatively small shortfin mako shark that, like others of her kind, swims long distances every day in search of prey and comfortable water temperatures. But Jiffy Lube2’s travels are making waves among scientists who study sharks. The 140-pound mako swam…


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…


Study on Tiger Sharks Featured by National & International Media

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Tiger sharks are among the largest and most recognizable sharks on the planet, yet many of their habits remain mysterious because they are long-distance travelers that are hard to track. But a new study, reported in the June 9, 2015 issue of the journal Scientific…


Longest Ever Tiger Shark Tracking Reveals Remarkable, Bird-like Migrations

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Tiger sharks are among the largest and most recognizable sharks on the planet, yet many of their habits remain mysterious because they are long-distance travelers that are hard to track. But a new study, reported in the June 9, 2015 issue of the journal Scientific Reports,…


NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute Researchers Featured in Maryland Media

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – For years, researchers at Nova Southeastern University’s Guy Harvey Research Institute have been studying mako sharks. Throughout the year they visit the waters off of Isla Mejures, Mexico, the Cayman Islands and Ocean City, Maryland in order to catch, tag and release these majestic creatures….


Nova Southeastern University to Name Newest Oceanographic Center Building for Guy Harvey

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Since Guy Harvey, Ph.D. has supported, and continues to support NSU in scholarship, research and the conservation of marine life, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has named its newest research facility the Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center. The official naming ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday,…


Shark Tagged by NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute Apparently Enjoying Time in Warm, Tropical Waters

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Like his human counterparts, it seems a shortfin mako shark tagged by researchers at Nova Southeastern University’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) has decided to visit the tropical waters off Puerto Rico. The shark, dubbed “St. Mary’s” as it’s named for a school in Ohio,…


Sir Richard Branson to Race Guy Harvey – It’s Gonna Be EPIC!

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Renowned marine wildlife artist and conservationist Dr. Guy Harvey and Sir Richard Branson are going to race each other! Well, sort of. They have signed up for the Great Shark Race, and they are challenging others to step up and sponsor a shark in this…


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…


Professor and Graduate Students From Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center Participate in Oil Transport Study in the Gulf of Mexico

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.– January 10, 2014 – Researchers from Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center (OC) recently participated in a three-week field campaign in the Gulf of Mexico that centered on the fate of oil that is released into the environment. As a part of this study, NSU researchers also took…


Genome Scale View of Great White Shark Uncovers Unexpected and Distinctive Features

First Large-Scale Analysis of White Shark Gene Products Finds Fewer Differences
Compared To Humans Than Bony Fishes


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.