NEWS ARCHIVE


Origin of the 'Motion of the Ocean' in the Straits of Florida Revealed

By | June 17, 2021

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.

Sargassum Now World's Largest Harmful Algal Bloom Due to Nitrogen

By | May 24, 2021

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."

Study Reveals Health Status of Vulnerable Gopher Tortoises

By | May 12, 2021

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.

Common Antibiotic Effective in Healing Coral Disease Lesions

By | April 22, 2021

FAU Harbor Branch scientists have found that amoxicillin, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections in humans, has a 95 percent success rate at healing individual disease lesions in stony corals.

These Baby Great White Sharks Love to Hang Out Near New York

By | March 23, 2021

FAU Harbor Branch scientists and collaborators provide the first-ever glimpse into 3D movements of young great white sharks in the New York Bight using cutting-edge satellite technology.

Drifter or Homebody? Study Reveals Where Whitespotted Eagle Rays Roam

By | February 23, 2021

Researchers from FAU's Harbor Branch and collaborators conducted the first multiyear study of large-scale movements of whitespotted eagle rays in U.S. waters using acoustic telemetry networks.

Crunch! 'Shell-crushing' Sounds Revealed in a Large Marine Predator

By | January 26, 2021

FAU Harbor Branch scientists and collaborators are the first to quantify "shell-crushing" consumption noises in a large marine predator using the whitespotted eagle ray.

'Hail to the Queen' - Saving the Caribbean Queen Conch

By | January 7, 2021

The world's leading expert on queen conch aquaculture who is a scientist at FAU's Harbor Branch has published a comprehensive, step-by-step manual to culture and restore the revered Caribbean queen conch.

FAU Receives Grant to Study Health Effects of Harmful Algal Blooms

By | December 10, 2020

A Florida Department of Health grant will help FAU researchers to evaluate health effects of exposure to harmful algal blooms in Florida and possible increased susceptibility in those infected with COVID-19.

FAU Shatters Research Funding Record for First Quarter of Fiscal Year

By | December 8, 2020

FAU saw a whopping 92 percent increase in research funding in the first three months of fiscal year 2020-2021 compared to the same timeframe in 2019-2020.