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ORIGIN OF THE 'MOTION OF THE OCEAN' IN THE STRAITS OF FLORIDA REVEALED

A numerical study by FAU Harbor Branch is the first to identify mechanisms of instability responsible for the formation of sub-mesoscale eddies, which has important environmental implications.



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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."



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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.



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