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Ñý°®Ö±²¥ (Ñý°®Ö±²¥) Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is a world class research organization with a focus on exploring the marine environments, studying key species and understanding the connection between humans and the ocean. Founded in 1971 as Harbor Branch Oceanographic Foundation, Inc., the Institute expanded its reach to over 100 miles along Floridaâ€™s east coast when it joined Ñý°®Ö±²¥ in 2007. Located in St. Lucie County, our 144-acre campus along the Indian River Lagoon employs over 200 scientists, engineers, educators, staff and students. To this day, the Institute actively pursues solution-oriented research that addresses some of the most critical issues affecting coastal zones, oceans and human well-being.
Researchers from Ñý°®Ö±²¥ Harbor Branch and collaborators analyzed tissue and fecal samples from 90 stranded whales and dolphins in Florida and Georgia over 15 years from 2007 to 2021.
Ñý°®Ö±²¥ researchers are asking Stuart and nearby community residents to "follow their hearts" on Valentine's Day and participate in a study to help evaluate the possible impacts of harmful algal blooms exposure.
Ñý°®Ö±²¥ Harbor Branch researchers collected and tested water samples from 20 sites within Florida's Indian River Lagoon and found unique patterns of cytotoxicity associated with toxins in the lagoon.
Ñý°®Ö±²¥ Harbor Branch announced the lineup for the 2024 "John & Barbara Ferrera Ocean Science Lecture Series," which begins Wednesday, Jan. 10.