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Latest Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center Stories

2013-03-01 12:20:53

Nova Southeastern University Professor Jim Thomas leads international expedition in Papua New Guinea that finds new species of sea slugs, feather stars and amphipods, a shrimp-like animal HOLLYWOOD Fla., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When Jim Thomas and his global team of researchers returned to the Madang Lagoon in Papua New Guinea, they discovered a treasure trove of new species unknown to science. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130301/FL69290) This is especially...

2012-10-02 06:25:24

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Synonymous with several championship saltwater fishing tournaments, celebrated marine artist and conservationist Guy Harvey is lending his name to a tournament hosted by Nova Southeastern University's defending national champion men's and women's golf teams. The two-day Guy Harvey NSU Shark Invitational tees off with an 18-hole round for the women and 36 holes for the men on Oct. 8 at PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. The...

2012-09-12 10:22:46

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nova Southeastern University will host a grand opening ceremony for America's largest coral reef research center on Sept. 27. Media Kit with video and photos: http://www.nova.edu/ocean/excellence/index.html NSU scientists are conducting reef research locally, nationally and globally at the 86,000-square-foot Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Research. The facility is located at NSU's Oceanographic Center at John U. Lloyd Beach...

2012-03-26 06:23:07

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Identity confusion between a new, yet unnamed shark species, originally discovered off the eastern United States by Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center (NSU-OC) researchers, and its look-alike cousin--the endangered scalloped hammerhead shark--may threaten the survival of both species. According to an April 2012 article in the scientific journal Marine Biology, the new look-alike hammerhead species has now been discovered more...

2012-02-24 11:01:00

Dr. Charles "Chuck" A. Wilson to lead science effort looking at effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill RESTON, Va., Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Research Board announced today the selection of Dr. Charles "Chuck" A. Wilson to serve as the GoMRI Chief Science Officer. "I am pleased that Dr. Wilson has accepted this important position," said Dr. Rita Colwell, chairman of the GoMRI Research Board. "His professional...

2012-02-17 10:07:00

Northernmost location in the world for transplantation of endangered coral HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a delicate operation at sea, healthy staghorn coral were transplanted Friday to a threatened reef off the Broward County coast by researchers at Nova Southeastern University's Oceanographic Center and its internal National Coral Reef Institute (NCRI). "This is the northernmost location on the planet for transplanted staghorn corals," said Abby...