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Tag Archives: National Coral Reef Institute

NSU Joins with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. to Help Restore Coral Reefs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – It’s a partnership made in the ocean. For more than five decades, scientists at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography have dedicated themselves to researching and better understanding coral reefs around the world. Similarly, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings,…


DiveBar Organization Featured in Sun-Sentinel Newspaper

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, FL – A group of local lawyers, who are also avid scuba divers, was the subject of a feature story in the Sun-Sentinel newspaper. The DiveBar, as they are known, have partnered with Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center to help restore the coral reefs off the Fort Lauderdale…


NSU Oceanographic Students Start Crowdsourcing Project to Fund New Coral Reef Nurseries

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – For nearly five decades, Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center has been a leader in marine research and education. The center focuses on several aspects of marine life – from coral reefs to invertebrates to sharks to deep-sea life, all with the common goal of understanding the…


NSU’s Oceanographic Center & Coral Reef Nursery Featured on WPLG Ch. 10

For years, NSU’s Oceanographic Center has been dedicated to education, conservation and preservation of the world’s oceans. No where is that more evident than in its Coral Reef Nursery. NSU faculty and students, along with numerous outside organizations, have come together to help grow new coral and then replant those…


Oceanographic Center Helps ‘Rock the Ocean’ on Fort Lauderdale Beach

NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) and National Coral Reef Institute joined with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation over the weekend of April 13-14 to raise marine conservation awareness at the inaugural Rock the Ocean Tortuga Music Festival. The Tortuga Music Festival was a two-day music and marine conservation festival…


NSU Professor Discovers New Marine Species in Papua New Guinea

Nova Southeastern U. Professor Jim Thomas leads international expedition in Papua New Guinea that finds new species of sea slugs, feather stars and amphipods, a shrimp-like animal


Staghorn Coral Transplanted by Nova Southeastern University Researchers to Broward County Reef

In a delicate operation at sea, healthy staghorn coral were transplanted Friday to a threatened reef off the Broward County coast by researchers at Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center and its internal National Coral Reef Institute (NCRI).


Nova Southeastern University Researcher Invents Software to Predict Lionfish Invasion

An NSU researcher has invented software that helps predict invasion patterns of non-native species including the lionfish, a predatory species that has invaded Florida’s coastal waters as well as the Loxahatchee River. Matthew Johnston, M.S., a researcher at Nova’s Oceanographic Center and its National Coral Reef Institute, is the creator of…


OC Dean Appointed to Oil Spill Research Board

Richard E. Dodge, Ph.D., dean of NSU’s Oceanographic Center and executive director of NSU’s National Coral Reef Institute, was recently appointed by former Florida governor Charlie Crist to serve on the Gulf Research Initiative Research Board. The board is comprised of 20 eminent scientists from the US and from around…


Oceanographic Center representatives attend U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Meeting

NSU Oceanographic Center (OC) dean Richard Dodge, Ph.D., who is also the executive director of NSU’s National Coral Reef Institute (NCRI); NSU OC professor and NCRI associate director, Bernhard Riegl, Ph.D.; and NSU OC assistant director of development and NCRI administrative coordinator, Wendy Wood, attended the semi-annual United States Coral…


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

Nova Southeastern University is using part of a $10 million block grant from BP to conduct research on the Gulf oil spill’s impact on the marine ecosystem.


Oil spill may affect South Florida (Multiple outlets)

Scientists at the Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center fear that the Gulf oil spill will reach South Florida waters and impact fisheries, wildlife, and beaches.


Coral reefs off Fort Lauderdale better protected from cargo ships (Sun-Sentinel)

The damage from these incidents is highly localized compared with the more widespread harm caused by pollution, overfishing and global warming. “But within that small footprint they caused almost complete devastation,” said Brian Walker, research scientist at Nova Southeastern University’s National Coral Reef Institute. “When a ship strikes a reef, it levels what took thousands of years to build.”


OC Scientists to Help Expand Climate Change Research in World’s Largest Marine Reserve

NSU scientists have established an environmental group to help expand climate change research in the newly-created world’s largest marine reserve, the Chagos Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Indian Ocean.


NSU Receives $15 Million in Federal Stimulus Money to Build America’s Largest Coral Reef Research Center

Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center recently received $15 million in federal stimulus money to build the country’s largest coral reef research center.


NSU Researchers Grow Corals to Replace Damaged Ones

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) researchers are producing corals to restore damaged reefs throughout South Florida.

Researchers from NSU’s National Coral Reef Institute are heading into the ocean from Saturday to Thursday to observe the once-a-year phenomenon known as coral spawning.


Oceanographic Center Dean Presents at International Coral Reef Initiative

NSU Oceanographic Center Dean and National Coral Reef Institute (NCRI) Executive Director Richard Dodge, Ph.D., and NCRI Administrative Coordinator Wendy Wood attended the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) general meeting.


Researchers at Oceanographic Center Conduct Benthic Habitat Study in Florida Keys

Research scientist Brian Walker, Ph.D., and research assistant Greg Foster from the National Coral Reef Institute at NSU’s Oceanographic Center recently conducted an independent accuracy assessment of NOAA’s most recent Florida Keys benthic habitat maps.


Federal Funding for Coral Reef Research Presented to Nova Southeastern University

On July 7, U.S. Congressman Ron Klein (D-FL) presented Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Oceanographic Center Dean Richard Dodge, Ph.D., and NSU Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer George Hanbury, Ph.D., with a check representing 2008 federal funding for the National Coral Reef Institute (NCRI), located at NSU’s Oceanographic Center.


World-Class Opportunities to Learn about Coral Reefs in Broward County

The whole world is celebrating the International Year of the Reef 2008 (www.iyor.org), and this summer there is no better place to learn about coral reefs than Broward County!

From July 7 to 11, the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS), the world’s largest conference devoted to coral reef science will be at the Broward County Convention Center. Held every four years, this scientific meeting is sanctioned by the International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS).