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Kirstie Tandberg Francis
August 10, 2021
The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced Kirstie Tandberg Francis, a doctoral candidate in integrative biology at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor...
Summer Intern 2021
August 05, 2021
FAU Harbor Branch 2021 summer interns (16) will be presenting the results of their 10 weeks of research on Thursday, August 5, in the Johnson Education Auditorium (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
eel
July 28, 2021
In the depths of the ocean, soft-corals sway in the current while sponges sit immobile and anchored to rocks. These animals may be the key to curing diseases such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and...
EDUCATING AREA YOUTH TO KEEP THE SEA FREE OF DEBRIS
June 24, 2021
FAU Harbor Branch received a $100,000 award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create the “Keep the Sea Free of Debris” Junior Ambassador Program. The program aims to teach children in underserved...
SARGASSUM NOW WORLD’S LARGEST HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOM DUE TO NITROGEN
May 24, 2021
For centuries, pelagic Sargassum, floating brown seaweed, have grown in low nutrient waters of the North Atlantic Ocean, supported by natural nutrient sources like excretions from fishes and invertebrates, upwelling and nitrogen...
DR. MARY ESTHER RICE (1926-2021)
May 04, 2021
Upon completion of her Ph.D. in 1966, Mary Rice was appointed Curator and Research Zoologist in the National Museum of Natural History's Department of Invertebrate Zoology. Mary was one of the first female research scientists...
Detecting the Oceans Glowing Creatures
March 25, 2021
Researchers Awarded $11M Grant From the U.S. Office of Naval Research.
RESEARCHERS ARE WORLD’S FIRST TO PIONEER BONEFISH REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCE IN CAPTIVITY
March 19, 2021
In a race to solve a major challenge for conservation aquaculture, a breakthrough has been achieved by researchers at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, in collaboration with the Bonefish...
Postdoc Spotlight: Striving for Balance
March 09, 2021
In addition to his research interests, postdoctoral fellow David Bradshaw, Ph.D., has always wanted to improve the well-being of his fellow students and colleagues. Now, he’s got the chance as the new president of the FAU...
HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOM ASSESSMENT OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE SYSTEM
March 09, 2021
You can now follow along in real-time as researchers track potential harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Lake Okeechobee. Scientists at Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (FAU Harbor Branch) are...