Unique FAU Seagrass Nursery Aims to Help Florida's Starving Manatees
A study shows widespread seagrass loss in Florida's Indian River Lagoon as FAU scientists experiment with growing seagrass in large tanks to try to restore some of the lost seagrass beds.
FAU Scientists Uncover 'Missing' Plastics Deep in the Ocean
A study is the first to unveil the prevalence of plastics in the entire water column in the southern Atlantic Ocean and implicates the ocean interior as a crucial pool of 'missing' plastics.
Marine Sponge Cells in 3D Could Ramp-up Production of Drug Compounds
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.
Septic System Waste Pervasive Throughout Florida's Indian River Lagoon
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.
FAU Seeks Study Subjects for Health Effects of Harmful Algal Blooms
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.
Novel Tag Provides First Detailed Look into Goliath Grouper Behavior
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.
Mesophotic Reefs Significant for Florida Keys' Coral Recovery
FAU Harbor Branch scientists compared coral genetic variation in the Dry Tortugas and Florida Keys…
FAU Receives NOAA Grant to Assess Shark Interactions with Fishing
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.
'Whoop' - New Autonomous Method Precisely Detects Whale Vocalizations
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.
Low-cost 3D Method Rapidly Measures Disease Impacts on Coral Reefs
An FAU Harbor Branch technique is helping to gain insight into the poorly understood stony coral tissue loss disease, responsible for widespread coral death throughout the Tropical Western Atlantic.