Nationwide Study on Teen ‘Sexting’ Has Good News, Bad News

A new study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is providing a much-needed update to what is currently known about the nature and extent of sexting among youth today.... more

Scientists Discover World’s Largest Seaweed Bloom

Using a 19-year record of satellite observations from NASA, Brian Lapointe, Ph.D., co-author and a research professor at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute who has studied Sargassum for more than four decades, is among a team of scientists from the University of South Florida and the Georgia Institute of Technology, who have discovered the world’s largest macroalgae bloom.... more

Thirty Years of Unique Data Reveal What’s Really Killing Coral Reefs

A study published in the international journal Marine Biology , reveals what’s really killing coral reefs. With 30 years of unique data from Looe Key Reef in the lower Florida Keys, researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute and collaborators have discovered that the problem of coral bleaching is not just due to a warming planet, but also a planet that is simultaneously being enriched with reactive nitrogen from multiple sources.... more