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2011-09-27 07:00:00

âœWild Dolphinsâ is the iPad app that features Winter, star of the current movie, âœDolphin Taleâ and reveals the greater truth behind her rescue, recovery and prosthetic tail fluke. The iPad app, produced by Florida Atlantic Universityâs Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is filled with many poignant stories of wild dolphins that are rescued every year. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 27, 2011...

2010-12-10 09:15:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Margaret Leinen, Ph.D., has been selected as associate provost of marine and environmental initiatives and executive director of FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. "The oceans are vital to Florida's economic and environmental well-being, which is why the university is emphasizing this realm," said Interim Provost Diane Alperin, Ph.D. "With Margaret Leinen onboard as executive director of Harbor Branch, and as associate provost of...

2010-06-29 03:18:35

Healing powers for one of the world's deadliest diseases may lie within sponges, sea worms and other underwater creatures. University of Central Florida scientist Debopam Chakrabarti is analyzing more than 2,500 samples from marine organisms collected off deep sea near Florida's coast. Some of them could hold the key to developing drugs to fight malaria, a mosquito-borne illness that kills more than 1 million people worldwide annually. Chakrabarti is pursuing this study with Amy Wright of...

2010-02-19 11:00:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and the Division of Research will present the 2010 Nobel Laureate Lecture on Friday, February 26 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Libby and Harry Dodson Auditorium in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. Professor Sir Harold "Harry" Kroto, Ph.D. is the 1996 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry and the Francis Eppes Professor, department of chemistry and biochemistry at Florida...

2010-01-20 04:00:00

SearchforAmelia.org Showcases State-of-the-Art Technology Used to Look for Amelia Earhart SAN DIEGO, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Waitt Institute for Discovery (http://wid.waittinstitute.org), a non-profit research organization established by Ted Waitt, founder and former Chairman of Gateway, Inc., has launched its new Search for Amelia Web site (http://searchforamelia.org). Created to publish the full results from the Institute's 2009 search for Amelia Earhart's Lockheed...

2009-11-06 13:28:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For more than 25 years, all attempts at culturing pearls from the queen conch (Strombus gigas) have been unsuccessful--until now. For the first time, novel and proprietary seeding techniques to produce beaded (nucleated) and non-beaded cultured pearls from the queen conch have been developed by scientists from Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI). With less than two years of research and...

2009-05-15 13:13:00

Institute will be headquartered at HBOI and co-managed with UNCW to address NOAA's research and development priorities. BOCA RATON, Fla., May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced a five-year, $22.5 million award of a new cooperative institute which will be headquartered at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) at Florida Atlantic University in Fort Pierce, Florida, and co-managed by the University of North Carolina...

2009-04-10 12:23:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., April 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FAU's Center for Ocean Energy Technology Deploys Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers to Monitor South Florida Ocean Currents -- The Center fulfills a major research and development milestone in its efforts to establish a sustainable ocean energy industry. Florida Atlantic University's Center for Ocean Energy Technology (COET) has deployed four Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCP) moorings in the Atlantic Ocean off the east coast of...

2008-12-12 06:30:00

FORT PIERCE, Fla., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Waitt Institute for Discovery's CATALYST ONE expedition team sailed home aboard the R/V Seward Johnson on Wednesday energized by the discovery of three never-before identified Lophelia coral reefs. The science team, led by John Reed of the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) at Florida Atlantic University, spent six days at sea utilizing Waitt's two 6,000-meter autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to remotely map the...

2008-12-03 08:48:00

FORT PIERCE, Fla., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Waitt Institute for Discovery and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have joined forces to launch the CATALYST Program, making available for the first time a versatile and highly portable deep-sea tool kit and operations team, which can be rapidly deployed anywhere in the world. This unprecedented collaboration features the Waitt Institute's two newly built Hydroid REMUS 6000 Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), which can explore depths of...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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