Researchers from Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography joined with colleagues from other research institutions to explore the water column in some of the deepest parts of the Gulf of Mexico.
NSU is part of an ambitious project to help collect and rescue specific species of corals. The goal - bring them onshore to live in coral nurseries until the disease that is currently decimating the reefs subsides, then outplant them back in the ocean to grow healthy reefs. Call it Noah's Ark for corals.
Call it Noah’s Ark for corals. We’ve all heard the phrase “think globally, act locally.” Well, nowhere is this more obvious than right here with Florida’s coral reefs. Our reefs have been dealing with a multi-year, disease-related mortality event that has caused massive coral “die-offs.”
If you’re going to celebrate Earth Day and invite the South Florida community, where better to do it than at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC) at the historic Carpenter House, right on the City of Hollywood’s north beach?
And, they’re off!
One week into the First Annual Sea Turtle Derby and RaeLynn is out in front (276 miles logged) by a shell! But don’t count out the competition; Cassadee is quickly closing the gap (214 miles logged.)