The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded FAU's Harbor Branch up to $5 million to detect undersea threats. The stealthy and exceptionally large Goliath grouper is the focus of this project.
The most extensive radio-tracking effort of Indian River Lagoon bottlenose dolphins, reveals new information about how they use their habitats, spend their time, and interact with their own species.
Scientists with Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute partnered with 4Ocean, Navocean and the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observation System (GCOOS), to learn more about HABs in Lake Okeechobee through the deployment of the Navocean “Nav2” vehicle, the first autonomous sail-driven surface vehicle to be used for in-land algae monitoring.
Harbor Branch researchers and collaborators used electronic tagging data from eight species, including billfishes, tunas and sharks to track when and for how long the highly mobile marine predators crossed international boundaries in the Gulf of Mexico. Matt Ajemian, Ph.D, assistant research professor at FAU's Harbor Branch, co-authored the study titled, "Population connectivity of pelagic megafauna in the Cuba-Mexico-United States triangle."