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Bottlenose Dolphin, Entanglement, Fishing Line, Indian River Lagoon, Rescue and Release, Recreational Fishing, Habitat, Long-term Damage

Entangled Dolphin Calf Only Lived Two Years Following Rescue

By | August 4, 2020

FAU Harbor Branch researchers examined the outcome of a bottlenose dolphin calf in the Indian River Lagoon entangled in fishing line wrapped tightly around its upper jaw and found severe, long-term damage.

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New Study on Development of Parkinson's Disease is 'On the Nose'

By | August 3, 2020

The loss of a sense of smell is known to be one of the earliest signs of Parkinson's disease (PD). In a new study, an FAU neuroscientist and colleagues link inflammation, olfaction and pathology seen in PD.

Sea Level Rise, Miami, Flooding, Climate Change, South Florida, Regional Planning, Local Government, Report, Study, Major Flooding, Property Value, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach

Sea Level Rise: Impacts to Property and Regional Planning Solutions

By | July 28, 2020

A new FAU study reveals that urgent action is needed to protect billions of dollars in real estate investment across South Florida due to impacts of sea level rise over the next several decades.

Whitespotted Eagle Ray, Marine Science, Rays, Habitat Use, Ecology, Conservation, Environment, Near Threatened Species, Florida, Indian River Lagoon, Environmental Threats

Study Provides Unique Glimpse into Whitespotted Eagle Rays' Behavior

By | July 22, 2020

Using biotelemetry, FAU Harbor Branch researchers are the first to characterize the ecology and fine-scale habitat use of "near threatened" whitespotted eagle rays in Florida.

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Back to School? FAU Pandemic Expert Answers Most FAQs about COVID-19

By | July 21, 2020

Dr. Terry Adirim in FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 and return to school for school-age children.

Weather Forecasting, Weather Monitoring, Inland and Coastal Flooding, Tropical Storms, Hurricanes, Weather Monitoring Stations, I-SENSE, Warning Systems, Tropical Cyclones

FAU Technology Makes 'Weathering the Storm' More Precise

By | July 16, 2020

FAU I-SENSE and College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers have developed new flood and weather monitoring and warning systems for inland and coastal floods due to tropical storms.

Tiger Sharks, Gulf of Mexico, Satellite Telemetry, Marine Science, Habitat Use, FAU

Study First to Show Tiger Sharks' Travels and Desired Hangouts

By | July 15, 2020

Using satellite telemetry, a groundbreaking study by Matt Ajemian, Ph.D., FAU's Harbor Branch, and collaborators, documents the core habitat use of tiger sharks in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hispanics' Consumer Confidence Rises Despite Persistence of COVID-19

By | July 15, 2020

Consumer confidence among Hispanics in the United States edged higher in the second quarter, even as it became clear that the coronavirus pandemic would not be a temporary disruption.

 Susan Schneider, 2019-2020 Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, Exploration, and Scientific Innovation. 2019. Photo courtesy of Giselle M. Avilés.

FAU Hires Leading Philosopher and Futurist

By | July 14, 2020

Florida Atlantic University recently announced that the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, in collaboration with FAU’s Brain Institute, hired Susan Schneider, Ph.D., to the position of William F. Dietrich Chair in Philosophy.

Itzel Sifuentes-Romero and group

Evolution of Eye Loss in Mexican Cavefish

By | July 14, 2020

FAU Jupiter researchers are investigating the evolution of eye loss in Mexican cavefish. Itzel Sifuentes-Romero, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow working in the lab of Johanna Kowalko, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology at FAU's Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College led the study published in the July issue...