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Tag Archives: Ocean

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,…


Nova Southeastern University Proud to Announce Naming of the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Thanks to a generous financial gift from local businessman, entrepreneur and NSU supporter Steve Halmos and his wife, Madelaine, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is proud to announce the naming of one of its colleges in honor of his family. As part of an overall university-wide…


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….


REQUIEM FOR A SHORTFIN MAKO SHARK

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – There’s an old saying that goes: “All Dogs go to Heaven.” We’re now wondering if that also applies to sharks. “St. Mary’s,” a young shortfin mako shark that was caught and tagged last year by researchers at NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI,) has died….


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…


Nova Southeastern University Names State-of-the-Art Research Facility in Honor of Guy Harvey

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – With the sun on their shoulders and their faces kissed by a warm ocean breeze, nearly 300 Nova Southeastern University students, faculty, staff and invited guests came together to honor one of the university’s long-time supporters, Dr. Guy Harvey. “Dr. Harvey is one of us,”…


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 –…


Nova Southeastern University Researcher Part of Team Researching DNA of Tigers

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Tigers – they are some of nature’s most beautiful, deadly and endangered species. In fact, living tigers are severely endangered in fragmented geographic areas across Asia – some reports show their numbers as low as 3,000 wild individuals. While there are efforts to help protect these…


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…


Great Shark Race Receiving Local, State and National Media Coverage

  FORT LAUDERDALE, DAVIE – Fla. – It’s a race unlike any other – the Great Shark Race! The collaborative efforts of  Nova Southeastern University (NSU), the Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) have created this new, fun research project that will involve satellite-tagged…


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…


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…


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…


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…