Sharks, Turtles, and Corals: Oh My! 50 Years of Marine Science in South Florida
For over 50 years, Nova Southeastern University has researched marine ecosystems both near and far. This lecture will include past and present research and its history. The talk will focus on local shark tagging, sea turtle, and coral projects. Also included will be research on invasive species and deep-sea creatures around the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Dr. Melissa Dore worked her way down the eastern seaboard from her native Maine to Florida. Her research projects include areas of the Gulf of Mexico, South Florida, San Salvador and Bahamas marine habitats. She received her B.A. in Biology from Wells College, and from NSU both her M.S. in Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management, and doctorate in higher education leadership with a focus on plugging leaks in the STEM pipeline. Currently, Director of NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Dr. Dore has worked at NSU for 25 years focusing on student experiential learning, teaching, and advising.