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FAU gets $5.8 million for manatee saftey system

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Who thinks FAU is on its way to becoming one of the top marine biology universities in the country as well as a top bio med researcher? We have a 500 acre campus, Harbor Branch, dedicated to just marine biology. That campus even has its own submarines.

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Couple that with Dania and Boca Raton (some marine animal research labs at the beach) and yeh we are moving right along.  Its a geographic advantage FAU has.

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illinoisowl said

http://www.fau.edu/explore/homepage-stories/2008-06manatee.php


Who thinks FAU is on its way to becoming one of the top marine biology universities in the country as well as a top bio med researcher? We have a 500 acre campus, Harbor Branch, dedicated to just marine biology. That campus even has its own submarines.

Weren't we just thinking about closing the Harbor Branch?

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walty12 said

illinoisowl said

http://www.fau.edu/explore/homepage-stories/2008-06manatee.php


Who thinks FAU is on its way to becoming one of the top marine biology universities in the country as well as a top bio med researcher? We have a 500 acre campus, Harbor Branch, dedicated to just marine biology. That campus even has its own submarines.

Weren't we just thinking about closing the Harbor Branch?

No, I think there were discussing closing Sea Tech in Dania?
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Lago said

walty12 said

illinoisowl said

http://www.fau.edu/explore/homepage-stories/2008-06manatee.php


Who thinks FAU is on its way to becoming one of the top marine biology universities in the country as well as a top bio med researcher? We have a 500 acre campus, Harbor Branch, dedicated to just marine biology. That campus even has its own submarines.

Weren't we just thinking about closing the Harbor Branch?

No, I think there were discussing closing Sea Tech in Dania?

Right, they were discussing the closure of Sea Tech, although I don't know if that went through because the researchers there were complaining that some of their research was location-dependent and thus couldn't be replicated at Harbor Branch. After the budget crisis hit, it seemed like our absorption Harbor Branch was more of a chore than a blessing.

In terms of becoming a major marine bio player, it seems to me like we're only making progress on one front: opportunities. Fact is, we still have the same handful of marine bio researchers but now they have more options regarding how they can carry out their research. They had SeaTech, Everglades, Gumbo Limbo (did you know that one of their buildings is just for FAU research? I've helped a friend doing research there) and now Harbor Branch. But to push forward and be one of the big players, we need more marine bio researchers to use all the space. More researchers means more research being put into scientific journals and advancing FAU's name and reputation, which then motivates more graduate students to work here. I can see this happening since Brogan made a point of it in his CREST OF THE WAVE 2017 speech, about being a leader in marine bio and everglades restoration research.


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I was just reading a presentation by an Energy consultant that is big in with the Oil Companies and they are recommending strongly that the oil companies shift towards ocean power generation, either through turbines, or through temperature differentials, or underwater vents.  I know that the folks at FAU are working on the first two, so its good to know we are on the cutting edge in a burgeoning new energy field.

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