News Briefs, Jan. 16, 2018

Tagged tiger shark continues to break records

A shark, which was tagged in Bermuda in 2014 by scientists at NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI), continues to break records as the longest tracked shark of all time. As of Jan. 11, the tiger shark, named Andy, has traveled more than 37,000 miles and been tracked for over 1,240 days. Andy has outswum more than 150 sharks that have been tagged by the GHRI over the past decade, all of which can be followed online by visiting For more information, visit

Collector Neal Asbury to present on map exhibit

On Jan. 24, Neal Asbury, local collector and businessman, will present “The Discovery of the America and the Founding of the United States,” at the Alvin Sherman Library at 6 p.m. The exhibit is a collection of more than 100 antiquarian maps that show how cartographers and geographers would chart rivers, oceans and roads more than 500 years ago. The exhibit will be on view through Feb. 1. For additional information, visit

NSU scientist helped create DNA database to help save rhinos

Stephen O’Brien, a research scientist at NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, partnered with colleagues around the globe to create a DNA database to help prosecute poachers. The DNA database would allow scientists to match DNA from the animal’s carcasses in order to aid in the criminal prosecution of poachers. For more information about the study, visit

NSU encourages students to ‘Join the FRUVEMENT’

NSU has joined more than 90 colleges and universities who have begun focusing on food as a means of targeting behavior, physical activity and stress management. The Get FRUVED (FRUits and VEgetables) national movement was kicked off at NSU on Jan. 10 during a wellness bash. Students have another opportunity to learn more about the movement on Jan. 17 in the Health Professions Division. For more information, visit

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