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2018 News Articles


DNA study with anglers' help could lead to better water - TCPalm - 11.3.18

Treasure Coast mostly free of toxic red tide: "stragglers" found in Martin County - TCPalm - 11.2.18

Marine Researchers Pitch Projects To Boaters At Fort Lauderdale Boat Show - WLRN - 11.1.18

Red tide: Fate of Treasure Coast algae bloom is "blowin ' in the wind" - TCPalm - 10.29.18

Senate President Negron to be honored at 2019 Love Your Lagoon event - TCPalm

FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute updates red tide, algal blooms in Florida - WPTV - 10.24.18

Are Mussels Really Good Indicators of Ocean Pollution? - Technology Networks - 10.24.18

Do mussels reveal the fate of the oceans? - EurekAlert - 10.23.18

How microplastics, marine aggregates and marine animals are connected - ScienceDaily - 10.23.18

FAU study tests air quality effects on SWFL residents - Wink news - 10.15.18

FAU test for harmful algal bloom exposure - Fox 4 - 10.15.18

Thanks to Harbor Branch, we know it's red tide | Thumb up - TCPalm - 10.4.18

Red tide confirmed at Martin County's Bathtub Beach by Harbor Branch; nothing from FWC - TCPalm - 10.3.18

FAU Harbor Branch tests people for levels of toxin released from blue-green algae - WPTV - 10.2.18

FAU, NASA to Monitor Algae in Lake Okeechobee - Sea Technology - September 2018


FAU Harbor Branch: Samples not validated - WPTV - 9.17.18

Beaches closed after people complain of breathing and skin problems in Palm Beach County - SunSentinel - 9.29.18

Red Tide, Take Warning - The New York Times - 9.29.18

Beachgoers fall ill in Jupiter prompting PBC beach closures; expert points to red tide - The Shiney Sheet, Palm Beach Daily News - 9.29.18

FAU researchers effort new studies to determine health affects of red tide - WWSB - 9.26.18

City of Port St. Lucie, Harbor Branch partner for in-depth water quality study - TCPalm - 9.26.18

Port St. Lucie City leaders continue to look for solutions for better water quality - ABC 25 WPBF - 9.25.18

Researchers to test people exposed to algae and red tide toxins in SWFL - Fox 4 - 9.24.18

Scientists Testing Impacts of Blue-Green Algae on Health - hello - 9.24.18

Testing for algae and red tide toxins coming to SWFL - Wink - 9.23.18

Health effects of breathing toxic algae in St. Lucie River is focus of Harbor Branch study 9.18.18

New Marilyn C. Link Memorial - Sea Technology Magazine - 9.13.18

Blue-green algae blooms' effects on Treasure Coast dolphins, manatees, sea turtles unknown - TCPalm - 8.27.18

Scientist test members of community exposed to harmful algal blooms - WPBF - 8.24.18

Local scientists test community for traces of toxic algae - CBS12 - 8.16.18

Local researchers do algae bloom study on volunteers - WPBF 25 - 8.14.18

A Foul Task: Who's Cleaning Up Florida's - NC - 8.13.18

Red Tide Corpses? - News Chief - 8.12.18

Harbor Branch launches first-ever citizen-scientist effort to study lagoon fish population - Vero Beach 32963 - 8.10.18

Florida Atlantic's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute gives interim chief full-time job - TCPalm

JAMES M. SULLIVAN, PH.D., TO LEAD FAU’S HARBOR BRANCH - FAU Website - 8.10.18

Algae monitor sponsored by NASA installed in Lake Okeechobee by Harbor Branch - TCPalm - 8.10.18

Florida’s coral reefs dying from global warming, sewage and official negligence | Fred Grimm - Sun Sentinel - 8.10.18

RESEARCHING THE DEEP - Fort Myers Florida Weekly - 8.8.18

Why is ugly, thick brownish seaweed cursing South Florida beaches? - Mypalmbeachpost - 7.31.18

Study first to confirm where baby white sharks "hang out" in the North Atlantic - Eurekalert.org - 7.19.18

Shark myths debunked: Sharks are smart and they (really) don't like how humans taste - floridatoday.com - 7.19.18

Seaweed invading Florida beaches likely to worsen, could break record for annual bloom - TCPalm - 7.16.18

Infections no match for.... deep-sea sponge? - South Jersey Times - 8.15.18

Deep sea sponges could be source of new antibiotics - Newsok - 7.8.18

Deep sea sponges culd be source of new antibiotics - Reuters - 7.8.18

Harbor Branch Foundation establishes Marilyn C. Link Memorial Internship - TCPalm - 7.6.18

Platypus Venom Could Treat Diabetes - The Daily Beast - 7.3.18

Harbor Branch launches new program focusing on lagoon threats to health - Veronews.com - 6.28.18

Near-shore reefs in St. Lucie County showing impacts from Indian River Lagoon - WPTV - 6.22.18

Sea sponges may hold key to fighting killer infections - SunSentinel - 6.22.18

Brown seaweed blankets shoreline in Palm Beach - The Shiny Sheet-Palm Beach Daily News - 6.21.18

Harbor Branch Foundation establishes Marilyn C. Link internship - TCPalm - 6.20.18

Deep-sea marine sponges may hold key to antibiotic drug resistance - EurekAlert - 6.19.18

Harbor Branch Foundation commits $1,370,000 in funding to fiscal 2019 projects - TCPalm - 6.6.18

Harbor Branch gets help from NASA device to monitor algae in Lake Okeechobee - TCPalm - 5.30.18

NASA, FAU team up to study algal blooms - WPBF - 5.30.18

OCEARCH to join White Shark Savannah in the Florida Keys - globenewswire.com - 5.22.18

Study of St. Lucie River targeting pollution - wptv.com - 5.21.18

When good algae goes bad … NASA to help SFWMD and FAU study algal blooms - Okeechobeenews.net -- 5.18.18

'Incredible' bioluminescence gives California surf an eerie blue glow - The Guardian - 5.11.18

Mycobacterium marinum bacteria infects Stuart sailor's hand, likely from St. Lucie River - TCPalm - 5.11.18

$867,526 in specialty license plate revenue goes to Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute to fund studies - TCPalm - 5.9.18

St. Lucie County Tax Collector raises nearly $7,000 for Donate Life Florida - TCPalm - 4.24.18

Florida Chamber video highlights Kissimmee River research - Florida Politics - 4.18.18

How Culture Guides Belugas’ Annual Odysseys Across the Arctic - Smithsonian.com - 4.11.18

Florida Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2018 Inductees - EurekAlert! - 4.11.18

Like Human Societies, Whales Value Culture and Family Ties - Enn - 4.5.18

Beluga Whales Value Culture And Ancestral Roots, Much Like Humans - Newsweek - 4.5.18

Florida Tech Scientists Induce Spawning in Wild Bonefish, Hatched Fertilized Eggs into Larvae - Space Coast Daily - 2.9.18

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation’s 'Love Your Lagoon’ another sold-out success - TCPALM - 2.6.18

Lake Okeechobee algae blooms may be detected sooner, understood better by NASA's SeaPRISM - TCPALM - 2.6.18

HBOI 2017 Annual Impact Report

Algae bloom study shows septic tanks as a major issue - WPTV - 1.11.18

Study: Septic tanks contributing factor for Treasure Coast algae woes - My Palm Beach Post - 1.10.18

FAU Harbor Branch study finds source of toxic algal blooms and the results stink - The Indian River Guardian - 1.9.18

Study finds source of toxic green algal blooms and the results stink - Science Daily - 1.9.18

Lake Okeechobee not lone cause of Treasure Coast algae - My Palm Beach Post - 1.9.18

Interesting Science from BTT: Bonefish Restoration Research Project Induces Spawning in Wild Bonefish - Angling Trade - 1.9.18


2017 News Articles

Randy Blakely And Amy Wright Named As 2017 NAI Fellows - Public. - 12.12.17

Sewall's Point septic-to-sewer conversion: Is it about the money or the environment? - TCPalm - 11.27.17

Garden Club presents holiday ornament - TCPalm - 11.20.17

Death of stranded baby whale not unexpected, experts say - CBS 12 - 11.16.17

Scientists team up on study to save endangered African Penguins - Gears of Biz - 11.16.17

Young sperm whale euthanized after becoming beached - News Journal - 11.16.17

Young sperm whale euthanized after becoming beached in Florida - WFLA - 11.16.17

FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute conducting necropsy on whale that beached itself, died - WPTV - 11.16.17

Scientists team up on study to save endangered African penguins: Findings provide key strategies for rehabilitation - Eurekalert - 11.15.17

Sunrise Rotary's new memorial scholarship goes to FAU student - TCPalm - 11.13.17

Algae bloom: UF professor disputes FAU researcher's claim it was fed by septic tank runoff - TCPalm - 11.10.17

Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics – Florida Politics - 11.9.17

Septic tank pollution: Florida Chamber of Commerce, Harbor Branch expert unveil new video - TCPalm - 11.8.17

Florida Chamber of Commerce supports septic to sewer conversion - WPTV - 11.8.17

Florida Chamber: Septic-to-sewer conversions important part of solving state's water woes - TCPalm - 11.8.17

Florida Chamber, Legislators Push for Septic to Sewer Conversion to Cleanup the State’s Waters - The capitolist.com - 11.8.17

Chamber-promoted study links algal blooms to septic tanks - Florida Politics - 11.8.17

Kilroy funding in jeopardy if ORCA asks Legislature for more Indian River Lagoon monitors - Florida Today - 11.3.17

Miss Costa, a great white shark, is tracked along Delmarva coast - The Washington Post - 11.2.17

FLIBS17: Take a daily dive into underwater seminars - The Triton - 11.2.17

Atlantic Ocean could hold key to fighting tuberculosis - Fox 13 - 10.30.17

Brian Mast uses saltwater aquarium to demonstrate Lake Okeechobee discharges' ill effects - TCPalm - 10.20.17

Amendment 1 money for Indian River Lagoon would be dedicated under Gayle Harrell bill - TCPalm - 10.17.17

Florida Specialty Plates Help Raise +$1M For Harbor Branch Foundation - iHeart Radio - 10.16.17

2 Florida specialty license plates draw more than $1M for Harbor Branch's foundation - TCPalm - 10.13.17

EPA’s plan to cut funding to Florida would endanger our way of life - Miami Herald - 9.29.17

Under water: Shrimp farmer faces a big problem - Florida Trend - 9.28.17

URI Lecture: Measuring Ocean Warming - Public - 9.19.2017

Pompano and circumstance - Florida trends - 9.28.16

FAU Harbor Branch needs YOU - TCPalm - 8.23.17

Video: Harbor Branch scientists uncover one of Cuba's hidden treasures - TCPalm - 8.23.17

FAU Adds Two New Degrees - Boca Raton Tribune - 8.23.17

Studies Reveal Worrisome Trend For Health Of Wild Dolphins - Scienmag - 8.23.17

Martin County Commission OKs larger septics; bad for St. Lucie River or good compromise? - TCPalm - 8.22.17

Ocean Exploration Uncovers One Of Cuba’s Hidden Natural Treasures - Eurasia Review - 8.18.17

Rare exploration of Cuba's reefs reveals good news for Florida - SunSentinel - 8.18.17

Ocean Exploration Uncovers One of Cuba's Hidden Natural Treasures - Laboratory Equipment - 8.17.17

Uncovering One of Cuba's Hidden Natural Treasures - Targeted News Service - 8.17.17

And the Indian River Lagoon Oscars go to ... - Florida Today - 8.12.17

When Protecting the Lagoon from Pollution Fails to Trump a Newspaper's Agenda - Sunshine State News - 8.10.17

Foundations support FAU/Harbor Branch internships - TCPalm - 8.9.17

Intracoastal boat-scrapers: We’ve never seen barnacles grow this fast - My Palm Beach Post - 8.4.17

FAU offers 2 new science degrees - SunSentinel - 8.1.17

Studies reveal worrisome trend for health of wild dolphins - Health Medicine Network - 8.2017

Harbor Branch Offers Hands-On Training for Graduate Program - Sea-Technology - 8.2017

New Way to Identify Dolphins Using Framing - Sea Technology Magazine - July 2017 Issue

Lake Okeechobee algae bloom renews water pollution concerns - Orlando Sentinel - 7.31.17

Lake Okeechobee algae bloom renews water pollution concerns - SunSentinel - 7.31.17

Florida Will Battle Coastal Pollution by Eliminating Old Septic Tanks - care2 7.25.17

Something Stinks About BullSugar.org’s Latest Finger-Pointing - The Capitolist - 7.25.17

Most-viewed blog post this week, titled "Have you heard or read something about blue-green algae recently?" - Wes Blackman's City of Lake Worth - 7.23.17

The Cure For Tuberculosis May Be Underwater - Quartz - 7.19.17

County leaders looking at TC bacteria issues

Scientists, County Leader Looking to Solve Treasure Coast Bacteria Issues - WPTV - 7.19.17

Undersea Life Holds Promise for Killing Tuberculosis - Health Medicine Network - 7.16.17

University of Central Florida Researchers Discover New Weapon In Fight Against Tuberculosis - Space Coast Daily - 7.7.17

Undersea Life Holds Promise for Killing Tuberculosis - University of Central Florida - 7.6.17

Undersea Life Holds Promise for Killing Tuberculosis Bacteria - ICT - 7.6.17

Undersea Life Holds Promise For Killing Tuberculosis - ScienMag - 7.6.17

SPECIAL FEATURE: Harbor Branch’s IRLON helping to save Indian River Lagoon - TCPalm - 6.22.17

RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY/PROFILE: FAU’s Harbor Branch is key contributor to global marine research - TCPalm - 6.19.17

NOAA Launches Research Project To Circumnavigate Cuba - Cuba Journal - 6.13.17

Anthony Westbury: Old Vero Man Archaeologist Stops Digging, Starts Analyzing - TCPalm - 6.6.17

FAU Archaeologist Involved In Groundbreaking Discovery Of Early Human Life In Ancient Peru - Scienmag - 5.27.17

Early Humans From Ancient Peru More Advanced Than Originally Thought - Science World Report - 5.26.17

Ancient Peru: Major discovery of early human life: Elaborate baskets reveal sophisticated societies in the late pleistocene and early Holocene ages - ScienceDaily - 5.25.17

Raytheon : U.S. Navy awards Raytheon $28 million for Variable Depth Sonar; Innovative anti-submarine technology designed for Littoral Combat Ships - 4-traders - 5.25.17

Ancient Knowledge: Early Humans in Peru More Advanced Than We Thought - Sputnik International - 5.25.17

15,000 Year Old Artifacts Excavated in Northern Peru - Living In Peru - 5.25.17

15,000-Year-Old Artifacts Unearthed At Ancient Huaca Prieta Temple In Northern Peru - The Science Times - 5.25.17

Ancient Peru: Major discovery of early human life: Elaborate baskets reveal sophisticated societies in the late pleistocene and early Holocene ages - SUV System Ltd. - 5.25.17

U.S. Navy awards Raytheon $28 million for Variable Depth Sonar - Aerotech News - 5.24.17

Elaborate baskets reveal sophisticated societies in Peru 15,000 years ago - News Network Archaeology - 5.24.17

U.S. Navy awards Raytheon $28 million for Variable Depth Sonar - Cision PR Newswire - 5.23.17

Addressing septic tank pollution can be controversial - Naples Daily News - 5.14.17

Dolphin ills echo human health risks - USA Today - 5.8.17

Conch pearls: what are they and why are they so rare? - The Jewelry Editor - 5.6.17

Addressing septic tank pollution can be controversial - Tallahassee Democrat - 3.14.17

Addressing septic tank pollution can be controversial - Florida Today - 3.14.17

Addressing septic tank pollution can be controversial - TCPalm - 3.14.17

FAU Harbor Branch Working on Cancer-Fighting Compounds - Treasure Coast Progress & Innovation - February 2017

Florida Dolphin Calf Found Tangled Up In…What Else? Trash! - Awesome Ocean

Leading scientific expert on toxic algae says it will happen again - CBS12.com