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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…


Bid For “Bouncer” to be Your Captain at Blazing Mako Tournament & Festival

ISLAMORADA (Florida Keys) – One of the 15 offshore teams in the inaugural Blazing Mako Bonfire Tournament & Festival, June 17-19, will enhance their chances of winning by bidding on Capt. Bouncer Smith to be their guide.  The IGFA Legendary Captains Auction is underway for the Father’s Day weekend Bonfire…


NSU Researchers Continue Participation in Tortuga Music Festival/Rock the Ocean Foundation’s Conservation Village

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – If you are going to hold a music concert to bring awareness to the issue of marine conservation, where better to do it than world-famous Fort Lauderdale Beach? The annual Tortuga Music Festival – which has expanded to three days for 2016…


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 University to Host “Dive In” Lecture Series 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – For decades, the researchers at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography have been leading the way when it comes to marine sciences. From sharks and billfish to coral reefs to invasive species, researchers are involved in a…


Nova Southeastern University Researcher Receives Part of National Science Foundation Grant to Study Deep-Sea Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – They are among the most unique looking animals in the oceans – deep-sea creatures. Seemingly out of the latest sci-fi movie from Hollywood, these animals rely on a trait that’s incredibly rare on land (i.e. fireflies) but very common in the oceans…


2015 Sea Turtle Nesting Season Saw Second-Largest Number of Turtle Nests in History

Sea Turtle Swimming FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Every year from March through October, something truly amazing happens: sea turtles make their way onto the beaches of South Florida to lay the eggs of the next generation. In 2015, the number of nests documented by the Broward…


Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program Fundraising Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Marine research has been one of the foundations of Nova Southeastern University (NSU.) Dating back to the 1960s, NSU has been deeply involved in learning about the world’s oceans and the myriad of creatures who live there. One of the most beloved…


Rehabilitated Juvenile Green Sea Turtle to be Released Back Into the Atlantic Ocean

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Like the millions of people who call Florida home, so, too, do five species of sea turtles. And like their human counterparts, turtles are frequently seen just offshore from Broward County or near one of the many fishing piers in the county….


Nova Southeastern University Hosting Astronomy Night

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Since the dawn of time, humans have been gazing up at the night sky and wondering what may be beyond our own world. The stars, planets and our own Milky Way galaxy has inspired generations of poets, scientists and romantics – and…


Mako Sharks Competing in Historic Guy Harvey Great Shark Race Log More Than 22,900 Miles So Far

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. — While scientists and thousands of marine science students and the general public follow the online daily satellite tracks and progress of The Guy Harvey Great Shark Race, the competitors – a group of young mako sharks – navigate sometimes treacherous waters providing…


Unique Partnership Brings Together Scientists, Researchers and the Yachting Industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – What do you get when you combine marine scientists, researchers and a world-class yachting membership club? A unique partnership that allows for further research and exploration of our oceans. This new partnership is made up of Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Halmos College…


Nova Southeastern University to Host Supermoon Total Eclipse Viewing Party

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE – DAVIE, Fla. – Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s plane! It’s a supermoon! Okay, it may not be Superman, but still, it’s a supermoon, and that’s pretty cool. What makes the supermoon this September even more special is it will…


Nova Southeastern University Researcher and Collaborators Receive $1.1 Million Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Studying coral reefs, what makes them tick and how we can help protect and safe these maritime wonders is something Nicole Fogarty, Ph.D., has dedicated her life to. As a researcher at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Halmos College of Natural Sciences and…


Nova Southeastern University Researchers Find More Strategic Culling Needed to Reduce Lionfish Invasion

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – We’ve all seen the stories – lionfish derbies and other efforts are ongoing in the United States and Caribbean, all with the goal of helping to decrease the number of highly invasive and ecologically devastating lionfish in our oceans. A new analysis published in the…


Newly Discovered Anglerfish Species Darling of Media

  FORT LAUDERDALE – DAVIE, FL – During a recent research excursion, Nova Southeastern University researcher and professor Tracey Sutton, Ph.D. found something that no one on earth had ever seen before. A new species of anglerfish. Dr. Sutton, who works in NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography,…


Nova Southeastern University Researcher Discovers a New Deep-Sea Fish Species

For Immediate Release August 5, 2015 Joe Donzelli | Office of Public Affairs 954-262-2159 (office) | 954-661-4571 (cell) jdonzelli@nova.edu | www.nova.edu   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – They are some of the most interesting and unique creatures in the oceans – deep-sea life. Most people can identify a shark or sea…


NSU Marine Researcher’s Studies Featured by National Geographic

Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Fla. – The marine industry is a vital component of the South Florida lifestyle. To that end, Nova Southeastern University researcher Matthew Johnston, Ph.D., has been studying the impact invasive species have on our marine ecosystem. One species in particular – the lionfish – has been a focus…


NSU Tagged Mako Shark is Media Darling

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Recently one of NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute tagged short-fin mako sharks made her way off the coast of New York City. It was just one stop in an epic journey this little lady has made the past year or so. You can read more…


Nova Southeastern University to Oversee National Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Protecting the world’s coral reefs has been at the forefront of research for researchers and students at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography. Recognized as a world leader, NSU has been researching coral reefs to not only understand these unique…