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Tag Archives: Mahmood Shivji

Satellite-Tagged Shortfin Mako Shark Has Ocean Journey Cut Short

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – For one week every year people seem glued to their televisions watching program after program about sharks. After that week, the spotlight on sharks seems to fade – but not for the researchers who are studying these apex predators all 52 weeks…


Recent Whale Shark Study Receiving Media Interest

  It’s a whale of a story – literally! Recently research scientists from  Nova Southeastern University‘s (NSU) Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) worked with collaborators from the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme on a study of whale sharks, the world’s largest fish. The report, available ONLINE, used repeated noninvasive underwater measurements of live sharks over the course…


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…


Tagged Tiger Shark Proving Unstoppable

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. –  Not freezing temperatures nor nor’easters nor Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose or Maria can stop “Andy,” a tiger shark tagged in Bermuda by scientists from Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) in 2014. Travelling approximately 37,565 miles off the eastern coast…


Renowned Marine Artist Guy Harvey Joins NSU Marine Researcher Dr. Mahmood Shivji to Talk Sharks & Billfish

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Having one shark expert in one location out of the water is rare; having two in the same place at the same time is almost unheard of. Well, that’s exactly what’s happening when internationally renowned marine artist, scientist and explorer Dr. Guy Harvey…


Shark Immunity Genes May Hold Secrets That Can Ultimately Benefit Humans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Fort Lauderdale/Davie, FL & Ithaca, NY – A new genomics study of shark DNA, including from great white and great hammerhead sharks, reveals unique modifications in their immunity genes that may underlie the rapid wound healing and possibly higher resistance to cancers in these ocean predators….


REQUIEM FOR A SHORTFIN MAKO SHARK

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – There’s an old saying that goes: “All Dogs go to Heaven.” We’re now wondering if that also applies to sharks. “St. Mary’s,” a young shortfin mako shark that was caught and tagged last year by researchers at NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI,) has died….


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


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…


NSU Shark Research prominently featured in PBS Documentary

In the premiere episode, “Tracking Tigers,” the Changing Seas crew works with scientists from Nova Southeastern University’s Guy Harvey Research Institute. Experts use satellite tags and DNA forensic tools to better understand migrations of the magnificent tiger shark and also investigate the impacts of the world’s shark fin trade.


Film Screening & Reception at the Museum of Art, Apr. 25

On Wednesday, Apr. 25, NSU’s Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale and the Oceanographic Center will host a special screening and panel discussion of WPBT2’s Changing Seas, Episode: Tracking Tigers. The screening and Q&A segment, which will be chaired by Mahmood Shivji, Ph.D. and Alexa Elliott, is scheduled to commence at…


Hammerhead Shark Double Whammy – Confusion on Identity of Shark Species

Identity confusion between a new, yet unnamed shark species, originally discovered off the eastern United States by Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center (NSU-OC) researchers, and its look-alike cousin—the endangered scalloped hammerhead shark—may threaten the survival of both species. According to an April 2012 article in the scientific journal Marine Biology,…


Hammerhead Shark Double Whammy

Identity confusion between a new, yet unnamed shark species, originally discovered off the eastern United States by Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center (NSU-OC) researchers, and its look-alike cousin—the endangered scalloped hammerhead shark—may threaten the survival of both species.


Professor Mahmood Shivji’s genetics class is using DNA testing to determine if fish served at local restaurants are being mislabeled

Professor Mahmood Shivji’s genetics class is using DNA testing to determine if fish served at local restaurants are being mislabeled. Their results showed that a majority of the restaurants tested where serving fraudulent fish such as escolar being sold as white tuna. The story received FRONT page coverage in the Sun-Sentinel’s Sunday edition, as well as the Orlando Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, United Press International, WGNO, WSFL, etc.


NSU’s Save Our Seas Shark Center Receives $23,000 Research Donation

A consortium of environmentally-minded, local yachting industry companies led by Yacht Chandlers Inc., held their 3rd annual fundraising party on Oct. 25 to benefit the new Save Our Seas Shark Center (SOS SC) at NSU. The party was organized around a carnival theme with live music and a Brazilian dance…


Guy Harvey to Hold 3rd Annual Ocean Foundation Fundraiser at NSU, Oct. 27

The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, which supports research at NSU’s Oceanographic Center (OC), will be holding a fundraising dinner in The Arena at the Don Taft University Center on NSU’s main campus, Oct. 27. Led by Guy Harvey, Ph.D., a renowned artist and marine conservationist, the nonprofit foundation helps ensure…


NSU Hosts 3rd Annual Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

The 3rd Annual Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 6:00 pm in the Arena of the Don Taft University Center. The evening includes guest speaker Guy Harvey Institute Director Mahmood Shivji, Ph.D., as well as food, drinks and music. There will also be live…


NSU scientists receive BP money to research oil spill’s impact

NSU is using part of a $10 million block grant from BP to conduct research on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s impact on the marine ecosystem. NSU’s Oceanographic Center (OC) is one of several educational institutions in Florida selected to work on 27 research projects that are investigating the oil’s…


Oceanographic Center Professor Wins Award for Best Professional Talk at International Conference

Mahmood Shivji, Ph.D., director of the NSU Oceanographic Center’s Guy Harvey Research Institute and Save Our Seas Shark Center, attended the Sharks International conference in Cairns, Australia in early June. In a unique twist to evaluating presentations, the graduate students at the conference served as judges for choosing the best…