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SARGASSUM NOW WORLD’S LARGEST HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOM DUE TO NITROGEN

FAU Harbor Branch scientists have discovered that a surge in nitrogen worldwide has dramatically changed the chemistry and composition of Sargassum, floating brown seaweed, turning it into a toxic "dead zone."



gopher tortoises

STUDY REVEALS HEALTH STATUS OF VULNERABLE GOPHER TORTOISES

FAU researchers have conducted a comprehensive health assessment of gopher tortoises at two sites in southeastern Florida, which provides important baseline information on this vulnerable species.



Mary Rice, Ph.D.

DR. MARY ESTHER RICE (1926-2021)

Our good friend and colleague, Mary E. Rice, Ph.D., died peacefully on April 29, 2021 at age 94. Dr. Rice was an American invertebrate zoologist specializing in systematics, evolution and the development of marine invertebrates.






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