Thursday, October 18, 2018
Mote Scientists to Study Sarasota’s New ‘Living Seawall’

Mote Marine Laboratory scientists are monitoring the new “living seawall” installed by the City of Sarasota last week along 262 feet of Sarasota’s Bayfront Park with the goal of attracting more marine life to benefit Sarasota Bay. The new installation presents an important opportunity for research on living seawalls, which are increasingly popular due to their purported benefits over the more homogenous, traditional seawalls used to harden many shorelines against erosion. ..

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
USF Marine Scientists Helping Lead Red Tide Monitoring and Mitigation Efforts

Researchers in the University of South Florida (USF) College of Marine Science have a long history studying red tide and predict this is going to be a particularly bad year. The harmful algal blooms are slowly moving up Florida’s west coast, causing widespread fish kills, marine mammal mortalities and respiratory issues. ..

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Monday, June 11, 2018
Volcanic Activity, Declining Ocean Oxygen Triggered Mass Extinction of Ancient Marine Organisms

Global climate change, fueled by skyrocketing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, is siphoning oxygen from today’s oceans at an alarming pace — so fast that scientists aren’t entirely sure how the planet will respond.  In a study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Florida State University looked to the past to explore the disastrous effects a deoxygenated ocean could have on marine life. ..

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Tuesday, March 06, 2018
UF Study: To Help Prevent Harmful Algal Blooms, Limit Nitrogen and Phosphorus

Algal blooms can kill fish and harm a lake's ecosystem, but by reducing two nutrients together such as nitrogen and phosphorus - not just one or the other - water managers might limit the blooms in lakes and rivers, a new University of Florida study shows. ..

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Thursday, February 21, 2013
Tourists’ photos could help scientists study whale sharks, UF/IFAS expert says

Whale sharks may be the world’s largest fish, but the body of scientific knowledge surrounding them is surprisingly small. Now, a University of Florida expert says tourists armed with cameras may be a new source of data about the gentle giants, often seen in the Gulf of Mexico.  ..

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Monday, May 14, 2012
NSU Shark Research prominently featured in PBS Documentary

Changing Seas, an Emmy award-winning WPBT2 original production, returns to television and the Internet Wednesday, June, 6, 7:30 pm on WPBT2. In the premiere episode, “Tracking Tigers,” the Changing Seas crew works with scientists from Nova Southeastern University’s Guy Harvey Research Institute. Experts use satellite tags and DNA forensic tools to better understand migrations of the magnificent tiger shark and also investigate the impacts of the world’s shark fin trade. ..

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Friday, December 16, 2011
Barracuda Babies: Novel UM Study Sheds Light on Early Life of Prolific Predator

For anglers and boaters who regularly travel the coasts of Florida the great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) is a common sight. Surprisingly, however, very little is known about the early life stage of this ecologically and socio-economically important coastal fish. In the journal Marine Biology, lead author Dr. Evan D’Alessandro and University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science colleagues Drs. Su Sponaugle, Joel Llopiz and Robert Cowen shed light on the larval stage of this ocean predator, as well as several other closely related species. ..

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Thursday, June 30, 2011
Nova Southeastern University Researcher Invents Software to Predict Lionfish Invasion

A Nova Southeastern University (Nova) researcher has invented software that helps predict invasion patterns of non-native species including the lionfish, a predatory species that has invaded Florida’s coastal waters as well as the Loxahatchee River. ..

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Monday, June 20, 2011
Changing Seas Documentary

Changing Seas, an original production of Miami’s public television station WPBT2will host a live online preview event of After The Spill, the series’ latest episode focusing on last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill.   ..

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Monday, June 06, 2011
Study: Ocean Acidification Affecting Coral Reefs

A new study by scientists at the University of Miami and elsewhere concludes that ocean acidification, along with increased ocean temperatures, will likely severely reduce the diversity and resilience of coral reef ecosystems within this century. ..

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