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Red Hind Groupers, Fish, Puerto Rico, U.S. Caribbean
August 09, 2023
FAU Harbor Branch researchers deployed an autonomous, passive acoustic platform to survey marine protected areas on the western shelf of Puerto Rico during grouper reproductive seasons.
Whitespotted Eagle Ray, DNA, Feeding, Dining, Feeding Patterns, Crunching, U.S. Coastal Waters
August 01, 2023
FAU Harbor Branch researchers are the first to uncover the finer-scale feeding patterns of the whitespotted eagle ray in U.S. coastal waters.
Brown Tide, Macroalgae, Turkey Creek, Indian River Lagoon, Red Drift Macroalgae
July 18, 2023
FAU Harbor Branch researchers compared water quality in Florida's Indian River Lagoon "pre" and five-years "post" fertilizer bans, revealing sewage, not fertilizer is the root cause of environmental issues.
Goliath Grouper, Acoustics, Sounds, Marine Organisms, Automated Detector
June 28, 2023
FAU researchers deployed a novel automated detector and localization model to find underwater marine organisms using their low-frequency pulse sounds to illustrate their detailed behavior.
Passengers aboard
June 16, 2023
Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute offers a new public boat tour of the Indian River Lagoon aboard "The Discovery," a 36-passenger pontoon.
Diatom, Algae, Indian River Lagoon, Transmission Electron Microscopy, Cells, Neurotoxin, Domoic Acid
June 15, 2023
A study by FAU Harbor Branch researchers on Pseudo-nitzschia spp., an algae that produces the neurotoxin domoic acid, shows it could negatively impact the biodiversity of Florida's Indian River Lagoon system.
Hurricane, Hurricane Season, Atlantic Hurricane Season, Faculty Experts
May 24, 2023
Florida Atlantic University faculty experts are available to discuss various issues surrounding hurricane preparedness, evacuation and aftermath.
Beach, Sargassum, Seaweed, Brown Microalgae, Vibrio, Plastic Marine Debris, Public Health, Florida
May 18, 2023
As summer kicks off and efforts are underway to find solutions to repurpose Sargassum, could the interplay between this seaweed, Vibrio bacteria and plastic marine debris pose a triple threat to public health?
Marine Rays, Florida, Atlantic Coast, Acoustic Telemetry
May 15, 2023
Inspired by clam fishermen reports, FAU Harbor Branch researchers conducted a study using acoustic telemetry to monitor tagged rays in clam leases along Florida's Atlantic coast over two years.
Red Tide, Harmful Algal Blooms, Warning System, Monitoring, AUTOHOLO
April 04, 2023
FAU researchers are the first to use a new autonomous, submersible holographic 3D microscope and imaging system to characterize red tide in the field and break new ground for monitoring harmful algal blooms.