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2019 Catch and Release Scholarship Fishing Tournament Fast Approaching

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   VISIT THE TOURNAMENT WEBSITE (Information & Registration)   The NSU Scholarship Fishing Tournament was created as a way to help provide financial assistance to qualified students so they can follow their educational dreams. The proceeds from the tournament help fund scholarships that attract, retain, encourage and support…


Nova Southeastern University Eliminating the Use of Plastic Straws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Joining an ever-growing list of corporations, organizations and municipalities that are taking steps to reduce their dependency on single-use plastics, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will be eliminating the use of plastic straws, first at it’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus, then the other NSU…


NSU Researcher Part of Team That Conducted Genome-Wide Study of Tigers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – They are one of the most majestic and, at the same time, threatened animals on the planet – tigers. Some estimates put the total number of tigers in the wild at just around 4,000. While there have been conservation efforts for many years,…


NSU Researcher Featured in History Channel Series

  The History Channel has rebooted the 1970s series In Search Of… and one of its first episodes featured Nova Southeastern University’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography. In homage to the previous series, the new one has Zachary Quinto as its host (he plays the “new” Mr. Spock in the Star Trek…


NSU Researchers to Join OCEARCH On A One-of-a-Kind Research Trip

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – When describing an upcoming research trip for Nova Southeastern University (NSU) scientists, ambitious is a bit of an understatement. OCEARCH, which has earned acclaim for its research in to great white sharks, has invited scientists from a number of other organizations to join…


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…


Nova Southeastern University to Host Florida Straits Conference: Model for International Cooperation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is proud to host The Florida Straits Conference: Model for International Cooperation. Organized by Hunt Petty LP, the conference is open to key stakeholders and experts with an interest in oil spill prevention, emergency planning, response and mitigation….


NSU Researcher Part of Team Using DNA to Protect the Rhinoceros From Extinction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Call it CSI meets conservation. Stephen O’Brien, Ph.D., a research scientist at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, has worked with colleagues across the globe to create a DNA database of rhinoceros that will be used to…


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…


Nova Southeastern University Researchers Studying How to Disrupt Bacteria to Treat Infections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Bacteria are everywhere. And despite widespread belief, not all bacteria are “bad.” However, to combat those that can cause health issues for humans, there has been an over-reliance on the use of antibiotics – so much so, that many of them are now…