Hurricane, Hurricane Season, Atlantic Hurricane Season, Faculty Experts
May 24, 2023
Florida Atlantic University faculty experts are available to discuss various issues surrounding hurricane preparedness, evacuation and aftermath.
Beach, Sargassum, Seaweed, Brown Microalgae, Vibrio, Plastic Marine Debris, Public Health, Florida
May 18, 2023
As summer kicks off and efforts are underway to find solutions to repurpose Sargassum, could the interplay between this seaweed, Vibrio bacteria and plastic marine debris pose a triple threat to public health?
Marine Rays, Florida, Atlantic Coast, Acoustic Telemetry
May 15, 2023
Inspired by clam fishermen reports, FAU Harbor Branch researchers conducted a study using acoustic telemetry to monitor tagged rays in clam leases along Florida's Atlantic coast over two years.
Red Tide, Harmful Algal Blooms, Warning System, Monitoring, AUTOHOLO
April 04, 2023
FAU researchers are the first to use a new autonomous, submersible holographic 3D microscope and imaging system to characterize red tide in the field and break new ground for monitoring harmful algal blooms.
Water, Harmful Algal Blooms, Exposure, HABs, Study, Human Health
March 20, 2023
FAU Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute researchers are currently seeking participants for a study evaluating potential impacts of exposure to harmful algal blooms.
Grand Bahama, Queen Conch, Queen Conch Hatchery, Gift
March 14, 2023
FAU's Harbor Branch has received a $2.8 million gift to establish a queen conch hatchery in Grand Bahama. The project is built on a network of collaborators to secure local support and collaboration.
Whitespotted Eagle Ray, Marine Rays, Hard Clams, Clamming Industry, Anti-predator Materials
March 07, 2023
Marine rays like to "crunch" on clams, which can sometimes take a big bite out of clammers' profits. FAU Harbor Branch researchers assessed the efficacy of anti-predator materials on whitespotted eagle rays.
FAU Harbor Branch, Field Trip, Indian River Lagoon, Boat, Pontoon, Discovery
February 24, 2023
FAU Harbor Branch has received a $399,963 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) South Florida Initiative Program to support a new Indian River Lagoon field trip program.
Andia Chaves Fonnegra, NSF CAREER Award, Coral Reefs, Diving, Florida, Caribbean
February 13, 2023
With a five-year, $974,100 NSF grant, Andia Chaves Fonnegra, Ph.D., will develop fundamental ecological research to understand the functional ecology and biodiversity patterns in sponge-dominated coral reefs.
Eel, Teleost Fish, Elopomorpha Species, Moray Eel
February 10, 2023
FAU Harbor Branch's Sahar Mejri, Ph.D., is among a team of scientists to use genome mapping to demonstrate sister groups from a common evolutionary ancestor.