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Scuba Diving, Marine Sponges, Novel Drug Compounds, Medicine from the Sea, Marine Science, Biomass, Bioactive Metabolites, Sponge Cell Lines, Production, 3D
January 20, 2022
FAU Harbor Branch scientists are the first to culture sponge cells in 3D to scale-up production of sponge biomass and bioactive metabolites for novel drug compounds.
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December 29, 2021
Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce will kick off the “50 Years of Ocean Science for a Better World Ocean Science Lecture Series” on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022 at 4 p.m.,...
Indian River Lagoon, Water Quality, Septic Systems, Septic System Waste, Pollution, Florida, Estuary
December 02, 2021
There are more than 300,000 septic systems adjacent to Florida's Indian River Lagoon. A new FAU Harbor Branch study shows even properly functioning septic systems contaminate groundwater and surface water.
Harmful Algal Blooms, Study, Florida Department of Health, Florida Residents, Toxins, Health Effects, Research, Water Quality
November 18, 2021
FAU has received a grant from the Florida Department of Health to continue a first-of-its-kind study of the short-term and potential long-term health effects of harmful algal blooms among Florida residents.
Goliath Grouper, Artificial Intelligence, Tag, Sensors, Marine Life, Multi-sensor Tag, Animal Behavior, Species in the Wild, Marine Science, Conservation
November 04, 2021
A study by FAU researchers is the first to reveal detailed behavior of massive goliath groupers in the wild using a custom-built multi-sensor tag combined with artificial intelligence.
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October 20, 2021
Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute will host a series of special events to celebrate its 50th anniversary with “Ocean Science for a Better World®,” beginning on Monday, Nov. 1.
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October 14, 2021
Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute today announced a new partnership with MANG® as a tribute to the institute’s key research areas.
Mesophotic Reefs, Coral Reefs, Florida Keys, Coral Reef Populations, Conservation, Coral Species, Genotyping, Genetic Structure, Genomic Diversity, Dry Tortugas
September 22, 2021
FAU Harbor Branch scientists compared coral genetic variation in the Dry Tortugas and Florida Keys…
Sharks, Recreational Fishing, Depredation, Social Media, Forensics, Citizen-science, Fishermen, Biological Impacts, Economic Impacts, Conservation
September 16, 2021
Researchers from FAU Harbor Branch will assess shark interactions with recreational fishing using a citizen-science approach, forensics and social media to gauge prevalence and species of fish involved.
North Atlantic Right Whale, Endangered Species, Whales, Vocalization, Passive Acoustics Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Animal Behavior, Conservation, Communication
September 15, 2021
FAU researchers have developed autonomous passive acoustic technology that offers significant advances on conventional methods used to monitor and protect endangered whales in the increasingly noisy ocean.