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Tag Archives: NSU Oceanographic Center

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 Working to Unlock the Genome of Birds

  FORT LAUDERDALE–DAVIE, Fla. – We all know that ducks, crows, falcons and egrets are birds. A group of scientists, however, wanted to dig deeper and unlock more about how these animals are related genetically. The idea was to investigate how modern species of birds emerged and evolved after the…


NSU Joins Florida Department of Environmental Protection to Learn How Reefs Are Being Used

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Florida is world-famous for its pristine beaches, abundant sunshine and the various watersports it offers both visitors and residents. Many of those ocean activities involve coral reefs in some way. Whether it’s a day of scuba diving, fishing for the next “big catch” or taking…


NSU Oceanographic Researchers Receive Approximately $8.5 Million For Oil Spill Research

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Oceanographic Center is home to some of the world’s top marine biology and ocean ecosystem researchers and experts. Now those research efforts are being given a boost, thanks to a financial award from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI.) NSU is…


NSU’s Oceanographic Center to Host Forum on Oil Spills and the Use of Dispersants

                                                                                                                             FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Oceanographic Center will be hosting a technical forum on the role of dispersants in oil spill response. This forum will bring together officials and experts from such diverse areas as Australia, Europe, South America, Alaska and the Gulf States – all…


Artist & Conservationist Guy Harvey Provides Generous Financial Gift to Nova Southeastern University

  Gift Supports Ocean Research, Provides Scholarships For Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Renames Facility to the NSU Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) announced that Guy Harvey and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation are providing a generous financial gift that will allow…


NSU Researchers Embark on Study That Focuses on the Microbes Found on Human Skin – and YOU can Take Part!

Online Crowdfunding Research Project Seeking Test Subjects and/or Donors www.nova.edu/ocean/microbiome   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Pop Quiz: what is the largest organ in the human body? If you said your skin, you are correct! As the old saying goes: “beauty is skin deep.” Researchers at Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center…


Be On the LookOut (B.O.L.O.) for Juvenile Male Mako Shark – Hasn’t Been Heard From in About 1 Month

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – It’s been nearly a month since we’ve last heard from one of our tagged sharks, and Nova Southeastern University researchers are a little concerned. Mako Shark:    1-NSU First Tagged:   May 31, 2013 Last “Pinged”: July 10, 2014 Last Location: Between Massachusetts and Nova Scotia Places Visited:…


NSU Alumnus Featured in Florida Today Story About Shark Education

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVE, FL – Nova Southeastern University alumnus Ashley Miller was featured in a Florida Today story about shark education. Miller, 28, earned master degrees in Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management at NSU’s Oceanographic Center. The story included a recent educational overview of the history, anatomy and ecological diversity…


S. Fl. Visitors to Get Experience of a Lifetime – Shark Tagging with Renowned NSU Researchers

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fl –  It’s one of the only vacation experiences you can have where you work side-by-side with world-class scientists and researchers. For the inaugural vacation package, six intrepid vacationers have signed up (so far) to receive an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of NSU’s Oceanographic Center and NSU’s Guy Harvey…


NSU Researcher Part of Team Studying Ways to Better Predict Intensity of Hurricanes

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – They are something we take very seriously in Florida – hurricanes. The names roll off the tongue like a list of villains – Andrew, Charlie, Frances and Wilma. In the past 25 years or so, experts have gradually been improving prediction of the course a storm…


NSU’s Oceanographic Center’s O-STEM Summer Camp Featured on NBC-6 Miami

Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Fl – This summer, a group of students from South Broward High School took part in a summer camp like no other. That’s because they worked with and learned from researchers and scientists at Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center and Guy Harvey Research Institute. The students learned about…


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 Expert Featured in Multiple Media Reports About Shark Encounter

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, FL – Recently an incident occurred in the Intracoastal Waterway where a swimmer had an encounter with what is believed to be a bull shark. The encounter came as a surprise not only the swimmer, but to many residents of South Florida who didn’t realize sharks are found…


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…


Nova Southeastern University Professor & Leading Marine Life Expert to Appear in PBS’s Changing Seas Series

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University is very proud to announce that one of its own – Charles Messing, Ph.D. from NSU’s Oceanographic Center – will be part of the Emmy award-winning original series on PBS, Changing Seas. Messing, who studies systematics, evolution and ecology of living Crinoidea…


NSU Expert in Shark Behavior Part of Miami Herald Story on Shark Encounter

Nova Southeastern University’s Dr. Derek Buckholder was part of a story by The Miami Herald about a recent shark encounter in Fort Lauderdale. Dr. Buckholder is part of NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) which is studying several species of sharks.   Click to read The Miami Herald story Click…


Nova Southeastern University Researcher Joins Colleagues in Penning Paper Urging Increased Ocean Stewardship

Researchers Urge Caution When Exploiting The World’s Deep Oceans Good Stewardship Is Vital for Sustainability for Future Generations – More Exploration and Understanding is Needed     FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – It has been said that we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about our…


Professor and Graduate Students From Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center Participate in Oil Transport Study in the Gulf of Mexico

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.– January 10, 2014 – Researchers from Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center (OC) recently participated in a three-week field campaign in the Gulf of Mexico that centered on the fate of oil that is released into the environment. As a part of this study, NSU researchers also took…


Genome Scale View of Great White Shark Uncovers Unexpected and Distinctive Features

First Large-Scale Analysis of White Shark Gene Products Finds Fewer Differences
Compared To Humans Than Bony Fishes