Tag Archives: Florida Atlantic University

Marilyn Link Summer Internship Established at Harbor Branch for Ocean Engineering Students

The board of the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation has established the Marilyn C. Link Memorial Internship in honor of the late director emerita and first managing director of the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Beginning in 2020, the HBOI Foundation will annually fund one competitively selected intern with a focus on ocean engineering/technology to

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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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Hurricane Monitoring with Buoys as Biogeochemical Observatories

Sea-Bird Scientific, September 2017–The center of Hurricane Irma may have missed Florida’s eastern shore, but its effects did not. Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch operates a network of Sea-Bird Scientific Land/Ocean Biogeochemical Observatories (LOBOs) in the Indian River Lagoon that captured the edge of Irma’s wrath in real time. The peak of the storm occurred just before midnight on September

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