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Tag Archives: NSU Oceanographic Center

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…


Mako Shark Giving Regards To Broadway as She Swims off the Coast Of New York City

  NEW YORK, NY – The latest tourist swinging by New York City isn’t there to take a bite out of the “Big Apple” – she’s just visiting. It’s a shortfin mako shark – a juvenile female who is just passing by on her epic travels. Fitted with a sophisticated…


Nova Southeastern University Marine Research Scientist to Participate in “Fishackathon”

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Do you want to help save the world’s oceans? Well, there may be an app for that. For the second year in a row, GreenWave and the United States Department of State will be holding a “Fishackathon” June 5-7 that leads up to World Oceans…


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….


Five-Year Anniversary of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Brings More Questions Than Answers

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – We all remember the dramatic underwater images from five years ago. An oil well head had blown off, and millions of barrels of oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico. And we remember seeing photos and video of the many animals – seabirds, fish, sea…


NSU Researchers Part of Tortuga Music Festival’s Conservation Village

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – It has quickly become one of the music events in the Southeast United States – the Tortuga Music Festival. The two-day event, held on world-famous Fort Lauderdale Beach, brings together surf, sand, sun and music – as well as the opportunity to heighten awareness for the…


Third Annual “Motion for the Ocean” 5K Walk/Run

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – The Third Annual Motion for the Ocean 5K Walk/Run is almost here! The event is scheduled for  Sunday, April 26 – 7 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. start of the race. The event is being held at NSU’s Oceanographic Center, located within John U. Lloyd State Park…


NSU Researcher Spearheading Study of Oil Spills in Gulf of Mexico Garners Media Coverage

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Researchers at Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center will be heading up a consortium of scientists who will be studying the effects of the Deep Water Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. The spill, which occurred five years ago, continues to be studied –…


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,…


NSU Researchers Study on Spread of Lionfish Receives Media Attention

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Just when you thought hurricanes couldn’t get any scarier, think again. Their names roll of the tongue like a rogues’ gallery: Floyd, Frances, Irene, Wilma and Andrew. But these aren’t the names of notorious criminals; rather, they are just a few of the hurricanes since 1992…


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 Researchers Discover Hurricanes Helped Accelerate Spread of Lionfish

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Just when you thought hurricanes couldn’t get any scarier, think again. Their names roll of the tongue like a rogues’ gallery: Floyd, Frances, Irene, Wilma and Andrew. But these aren’t the names of notorious criminals; rather, they are just a few of the hurricanes since 1992…


NSU Guy Harvey Research Institute to Conduct One-of-a-Kind Shark Race for Conservation Science

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – On your Mark! Get Set! GO! That’s usually the refrain heard at the start of most races. However, Nova Southeastern University (NSU), the Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) are putting on a totally different race. And unlike other…


2015 Fort Lauderdale Billfish Tournament is Almost Here – Provides Scholarships for NSU Students

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – This year, the organizers of the Fort Lauderdale Billfish Tournament came up with a unique “wrinkle” for the event. The idea was to “pre-tag” billfish in area waters and if a tournament angler caught one, they could be eligible to win $100,000. Unfortunately due to additional…


NSU Professor Angling for Invasive Lionfish off South Florida Coasts

Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center’s David Kerstetter, Ph.D., was featured in a Miami Herald story about his work related to invasive species, specifically lionfish. The story was subsequently put out on the national news wire, with it being picked up by outlets in other parts of the country.   You…


NSU Researcher Leads Study of Threatened Coral Reefs

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center has a long-standing tradition of researching and advocating for the protection of our coral reefs. To that end, NSU researcher Brian Walker, Ph.D., led a recent study that mapped nearly 40 acres of local coral reefs The study, which was…


NSU Researcher Leads Study of Threatened Coral Reefs

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center has a long-standing tradition of researching and advocating for the protection of our coral reefs. To that end, NSU researcher Brian Walker, Ph.D., led a recent study that mapped nearly 40 acres of local coral reefs. The study, which was contracted…


Nova Southeastern University Researchers to Study Effects of Oil and Dispersants on Coral

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Almost five years ago, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico brought to Florida the awareness of South Florida’s shores susceptibility to a catastrophic oil spill.  While there appears to have been little to no impact to South Florida’s valuable marine ecosystems and environment,…


Nova Southeastern University Researchers to Study Effects of Oil and Dispersants on Coral

A team of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Oceanographic Center researchers are preparing their latest research project, sponsored by Clean Caribbean & Americas (CCA.) This new endeavor is a multi-year laboratory research project that will study the effects of oil and dispersed oil on coral. This project will be conducted at…


Looking for That Perfect Holiday Gift for the Person Who Has Everything?

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – ‘Tis the season to be jolly, or so the song goes. But for some, trying to find that one-of-a-kind gift for the person who has everything is a yearly struggle. But don’t fret – if you’re one of the people stressing out trying to find…