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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796


Tag Archives: Oceanographic Center

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…

NSU Experts from Oceanographic Center & College of Pharmacy Featured in Shark Encounter Stories

As the result of a recent encounter with a shark by a woman in the Intracoastal Waterway, several media outlets were looking for experts to talk about the incident. Given the Subject Matter Experts who call NSU home, the media were quick to contact us for help with their stories….

NSU’s Oceanographic Center & Coral Reef Nursery Featured on WPLG Ch. 10

For years, NSU’s Oceanographic Center has been dedicated to education, conservation and preservation of the world’s oceans. No where is that more evident than in its Coral Reef Nursery. NSU faculty and students, along with numerous outside organizations, have come together to help grow new coral and then replant those…

New Research Shows Increasing Ocean Temperatures Affecting Coral Reefs

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – It seems that coral reefs are experiencing something their human counterparts have been for years – a shrinking “empty nest” syndrome. That’s right – researchers have found that increasing ocean temperatures due to climate change will soon see reefs retaining and nurturing more of their own…

Beneath the Waves Film Festival Screenings

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.– April 11, 2014 – The Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale will host the internationally acclaimed Beneath the Waves Film Festival. The Festival will feature short films ranging in topics from coral reef restoration to humans’ relationship with the ocean to the creative force…

Nova Southeastern University Part of Tortuga Music Festival

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.– March 28, 2014 – Getting together to enjoy good music and good friends in an awesome location is never a bad thing. Throw in the opportunity to learn about environmental conservation and what you can do to help only makes it better. That’s what the Tortuga Music…

Oceanographic Center Faculty and Students Present at National Conference

Earlier this year, students and faculty from the Oceanographic Center participated in a three-week field campaign in the Gulf of Mexico that examined the fate of oil that is released into the environment. The NSU participants were students Cayla Dean and Bryan Hamilton and professor Alexander Soloviev, Ph.D. The students…

OC Professor Dives 2,000 Feet in Roatan to Study Marine Life

Oceanographic Center Professor Charles Messing recently returned from a research expedition to the island of Roatan, Honduras, where he made seven dives to depths reaching 2,000 feet using the submersible Idabel (Roatan Institute of Deep-Sea Exploration) to study the ecology of crinoids—sea lilies and featherstars. He was accompanied by paleontologists…

‘Changing Seas’ Featured at NSU Summer Dive- In Series, July 31

NSU’s Oceanographic Center and WPBT2 invite you to free screenings of ‘Changing Seas’ as part of NSU’s Summer Dive-In film series on Wednesdays 6:00- 7:00 p.m., with a reception from 7-7:30 p.m.   The audience will discover exciting new ocean research, followed by the opportunity to ask questions during a…

President Hanbury Teaches Ambassadors Board Members Underwater Lesson on Importance of Florida’s Coral Reefs

Oceanographic Center Helps ‘Rock the Ocean’ on Fort Lauderdale Beach

NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) and National Coral Reef Institute joined with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation over the weekend of April 13-14 to raise marine conservation awareness at the inaugural Rock the Ocean Tortuga Music Festival. The Tortuga Music Festival was a two-day music and marine conservation festival…

NSU Hosts the 2013 STUEY Awards

Guy Harvey and NSU’s GHRI Tag & Track Migratory Movements of Mako Sharks

Microbe Week Takes Over at the Oceanographic Center, Begins April 11

Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center (NSU-OC) is highlighting the symbiotic relationship between microbes and coral reefs this week through a series of distinguished speaker events and conference presentations. The week’s events kick off on Thursday, April 11 with “Dive In” lecture series guest speaker Kim Ritchie, a microbiologist with the…

5K ‘Motion for the Ocean’ Run/Walk to Benefit At-risk Youth, April 14

The inaugural Motion for the Ocean 5K Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, April 14 at the NSU Oceanographic Center (NSU-OC) in Hollywood’s John U. Lloyd State Park. Motion for the Ocean is an event partially funded by the NSU Pan Student Government Association as a fundraiser and community-building event organized…

NSU Students, Alumni Bring Science to Life at Local Elementary School

More than 40 NSU students and alumni volunteered at Welleby Elementary School in Sunrise for the annual Science Alive! event on Mar. 20. The school-wide gathering featured an evening of interactive experiments and scientific demonstrations geared toward children and their families. During Science Alive!, Welleby’s classrooms are transformed into science…

Oceanographic Center Participates in ‘Real Men Read’ at Local Middle School

Six graduate students, staff, and faculty members from NSU’s Oceanographic Center recently participated in the “Real Men Read” event at New River Middle School in Fort Lauderdale. The event seeks to increase awareness about the importance of reading. New River Middle School faculty believes that their students often read at…

Tourist-fed stingrays change their ways

Stingrays living in one of the world’s most famous and heavily visited ecotourism sites — Stingray City/Sandbar in the Cayman Islands — have profoundly changed their ways, raising questions about the impact of so-called “interactive ecotourism” on marine wildlife, reports a new study published March 18 in the journal PLOS…

Global International Genomics Alliance Workshop held at NSU Center of Excellence

NSU’s Oceanographic Center (NSU OC) associate professor Jose V Lopez, Ph.D., has organized the first gathering of marine invertebrate scientists to discuss the plausibility and long term strategies for sequencing the whole “genomes” (heredity material) of thousands of marine invertebrate (“spineless”) organisms.  The workshop group has been dubbed GIGA for…

Fishing for Scholarships – OC sponsors Fishing Tournament, March 2

NSU’s Oceanographic Center, in partnership with the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, will be re-launching the 6th Annual Oceanographic Center Scholarship Fishing Tournament in Fort Lauderdale on March 2.  The Tournament will begin with the Kick-off Party and Captain’s Meeting on Feb. 28 at NSU’s new $50-million Center of…