NEWS ARCHIVE


High Levels of Toxic Pollutants Found in Stranded Dolphins and Whales

By | August 6, 2020

A study led by FAU's Harbor Branch examined 83 stranded dolphins and whales in North Carolina and Florida. Researchers looked at 11 different animal species to test for 17 different substances.

Entangled Dolphin Calf Only Lived Two Years Following Rescue

By | August 4, 2020

FAU Harbor Branch researchers examined the outcome of a bottlenose dolphin calf in the Indian River Lagoon entangled in fishing line wrapped tightly around its upper jaw and found severe, long-term damage.

Study Provides Unique Glimpse into Whitespotted Eagle Rays' Behavior

By | July 22, 2020

Using biotelemetry, FAU Harbor Branch researchers are the first to characterize the ecology and fine-scale habitat use of "near threatened" whitespotted eagle rays in Florida.

Study First to Show Tiger Sharks' Travels and Desired Hangouts

By | July 15, 2020

Using satellite telemetry, a groundbreaking study by Matt Ajemian, Ph.D., FAU's Harbor Branch, and collaborators, documents the core habitat use of tiger sharks in the Gulf of Mexico.

Like Humans, Beluga Whales Form Social Networks Beyond Family Ties

By | July 10, 2020

A researcher from FAU's Harbor Branch and collaborators are the first to uncover the role kinship plays in complex groupings and relationships of beluga whales in 10 locations across the Arctic.

World's Most Comprehensive Health Analysis of Nesting Sea Turtles

By | June 16, 2020

A study by FAU's Harbor Branch and collaborators provides critical insights for sea turtle conservation and population recovery, which are especially timely as the world observes "Sea Turtle Day."

Could These 'Salt-loving' Edible Sea Vegetables be the New Kale?

By | June 11, 2020

Skip the salt! FAU Harbor Branch researchers have just completed a 10-week study to determine the optimal growing conditions for three species of sea vegetables: sea asparagus, sea purslane and saltwort.

Good Night? Satellite Data Uncovers Dolphins on the Move at Nighttime

By | June 2, 2020

Using satellite telemetry, a scientist from FAU's Harbor Branch and collaborators provide the first documentation of the whereabouts of bottlenose dolphins from the Indian River Lagoon at night.

The Nose Knows: Study Establishes Airborne Exposure to Microcystins

By | February 11, 2020

A study explored the link between human nasal and environmental microcystin concentrations from harmful algal blooms and detected the toxin in the nasal passages of 95 percent of the participants.

Most Rehabilitating Sea Turtles with Infectious Tumors Don't Survive

By | January 22, 2020

FAU Harbor Branch researchers examined survival rates of green sea turtles with fibropapillomatosis in rehab facilities in the southeastern U.S. and found that 75 percent did not survive.