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FAU Harbor Branch Co-Founder Edwin A. Link Inducted Into Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

The late Edwin A. Link, a driving force behind bringing FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute to Fort Pierce, is being inducted into the 2018 class of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. Link was a pioneer in aviation, underwater archeology and submersibles. He is most recognized for inventing the Link flight simulator in the 1920s, which helped to train countless

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From the Seafloor to the Drugstore: Inventor Amy Wright on Marine Natural Products

Chemicals in marine organisms show promise for new medicines. Inventor Amy Wright is discovering why. Those were the glory days. Amy Wright would plop down into the seat inside a giant acrylic dome to be submerged 3,000 feet underwater, with a front-row seat on the wonders far below the waters off the Florida coast. It was Wright’s first job as

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New Subspecies of Manta Heads from Florida to Smithsonian

A novel species of manta that washed ashore in Boynton Beach in August was collected for transportation from Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University to the Smithsonian Institute this week. The manta is the first whole specimen of this subspecies to have ever been collected. The manta was taken to Washington, D.C. by manta researcher and founder of

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