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Tag Archives: NSU Guy Harvey Research Institute

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…


NSU Marine Research Scientists Participating in Annual Tortuga Music Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – It has become one of the premier music events in the United States – the annual Tortuga Music Festival on world-famous Fort Lauderdale Beach. Part of the three-day event is the Rock the Ocean Conservation Village where research scientists and organizations come…


NSU’s Tagged Tiger Shark Featured in Multiple Media Stories

Travelling approximately 37,565 miles off the eastern coast of the United States and around Bermuda, the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, Andy is now the longest tracked tiger shark on record and shows no sign of slowing down. More than 150 media outlets across the globe featured this story. Some…


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…


NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute Tagged Tiger Shark Breaks Distance Record – And Is Still Going!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28, 2017   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – A tiger shark named “Andy”  is like the marine version of the Energizer Bunny – he keeps going and going and going… Andy, tagged in Bermuda in 2014 by Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI,) has…


NSU’s GHRI Study Shows Ocean’s Fastest Shark Is Being Threatened By Over Fishing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – More bad news for sharks. A new study using satellite tracking by researchers from Nova Southeastern University’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI), the University of Rhode Island and other colleagues shows that the fishing mortality rate of the shortfin mako in the…


Chasing the Fastest Shark in the World is No Easy Task

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – By all accounts, it was a very successful research trip. When you’re studying the fastest sharks, there are a lot of variables that can come into play during a research trip. The weather may not cooperate, which can limit the time you…


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…


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…


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….


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…


Presenting Sponsor for Inaugural Blazing Mako Tournament & Festival Named

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE – DAVIE, Fla. — They say the family that fishes together stays together, and for South Florida’s Davis family, that tradition also includes supporting the Blazing Mako Tournament & Festival—a June event that will combine fishing, conservation, research and marine science scholarships. Nova Southeastern University (NSU)…


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 & Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts Present Blazing Mako Tournament & Festival

PRESS RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – What do you get when you combine world-class fishing, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and world-renowned conservationist and artist Guy Harvey? A one-of-a-kind marine conservation festival and tournament in the Florida Keys! NSU is proud to be part of the Blazing Mako Tournament &…


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,…