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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Wednesday, May 25, 2011
UCF Scientist: Dolphins Impacted by BP Oil Spill

The BP oil spill and the dispersants used to clean it up may be contributing to the unusually high number of dolphins dying in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a University of Central Florida scientist. ..

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Monday, April 18, 2011
UF researches legal control for contagious, ornamental fish pest

Fish lice, which are actually crustaceans, use their mouths to attach to fish and feed on blood and bodily fluids, causing tissue damage, anemia and sometimes fatal wounds. ..

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Thursday, April 07, 2011
Ancient Corals Provide Insight on the Future of Caribbean Reefs

Climate change is already widely recognized to be negatively affecting coral reef ecosystems around the world, yet the long-term effects are difficult to predict. University of Miami (UM) scientists are using the geologic record of Caribbean corals to understand how reef ecosystems might respond to climate change expected for this century. The findings are published in the current issue of the journal Geology. ..

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011
FAU's Harbor Branch to Enhance Research and Monitoring of Right Whales in Florida's Coastal Waters

The Marine Mammal Research and Conservation Program (MMRC) at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce is working in collaboration with Associated Scientists at Woods Hole in Woods Hole, Massachusetts (ASWH), and the Marine Resources Council in Palm Bay, to enhance ongoing research, conservation and education efforts involving  North Atlantic right whales during their annual migration to their wintering and calving grounds in northern Florida. ..

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