NEWS ARCHIVE


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.

New Test Detects Harmful Algal Blooms Toxin Exposure in Human Urine

By | January 16, 2020

FAU's Harbor Branch collaborated with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to test a newly developed method that can detect even low-dose human exposure to harmful algal blooms in human urine.

Study Examines Fish Consumption and Mercury Exposure in Pregnant Women

By | December 16, 2019

A study by FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute evaluated fish consumption, sources, risk, knowledge and hair mercury concentrations in pregnant women in coastal Florida.

Scientists First to Develop Rapid Cell Division in Marine Sponges

By | November 21, 2019

FAU Harbor Branch scientists and collaborators have developed a breakthrough in marine invertebrate (sponge) cell culture that impacts marine biotechnology, early animal evolution and climate change.

Study Reveals How 98 Percent of Plastics at Sea Go Missing Each Year

By | November 7, 2019

A study helps to solve the mystery of missing plastic fragments at sea by using simulated sunlight to explore removal mechanisms, microbial impacts and lifetimes of select microplastics on the ocean surface.

Faculty Receive National Academies' Early-Career Research Fellowships

By | September 30, 2019

Two scientists representing FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science, Wilkes Honors College and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute have received the prestigious Early-Career Research Fellowships.

Antibiotic Resistance Surges in Dolphins, Mirroring Humans

By | September 16, 2019

FAU Harbor Branch researchers and collaborators conducted a long-term study examining 13 years of antibiotic resistance trends in wild Bottlenose dolphins in Florida's Indian River Lagoon.

FAU, USDA Partner to Boost Domestic Production of Farm-raised Fish

By | August 7, 2019

The USDA and FAU Harbor Branch aquaculture team will develop novel technologies to supply warm water marine fish seedstocks to help initiate a project that will boost the nation's aquaculture industry.

Thirty Years of Unique Data Reveal What's Really Killing Coral Reefs

By | July 15, 2019

A long-term study by FAU's Harbor Branch shows that the coral bleaching problem is not just due to a warming planet, but also a planet that is simultaneously being enriched with reactive nitrogen.