The Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Marine Mammal Stranding Team responded to a call Sunday, to recover a dead whale which had beached near the Fort Pierce Inlet. Epidemiologist Adam Schaefer, M.P.H. and his team performed a post-mortem examination to determine the cause of death back at the FAU Harbor Branch Necropsy Laboratory.
FAU Harbor Branch Research Professor John Reed and Stephanie Farrington, members of the Cooperative Institute of Ocean Exploration, Research and Technology (CIOERT) will be embarking on a two-week week cruise in June on the NOAA Ship Pisces to study the shelf-edge marine protected areas (MPAs) off the southeastern U.S.
Shirley Pomponi, Ph.D., research professor at Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (FAU Harbor Branch) will be joining NASA's international crew who will be living underwater for 10 days, to prepare for future deep space missions, beginning June 12.