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Research: Algal Bloom Neurotoxin Found During Non-Bloom Periods
That the neurotoxin is present both during the bloom season as well as during non-bloom periods suggests it is an emerging threat to all lagoon organisms.

Florida Tech Finds Corals in Murky Water Less Affected by Temperature Stress
Findings could help focus global conservation efforts on reef colonies that are likely to survive through thermal stress events.

Florida Tech Awarded NASA Grant to Improve Solar Radiation Forecasting
Radiation from solar energy particles can affect astronauts working in space, spacecraft electronics, GPS signals and even jetliners on polar routes.

Florida Tech Researchers Find Megadroughts Fueled Cloud Forest Activity
The research also finds that water quality improved after land returned to natural state, indicating some damaging ecosystem impacts are reversible.

New Study of Sebastian Inlet Confirms Link Between Sea Level, Sand Volume
The findings can be employed by coastal communities as part of coastal resiliency planning, so the reach of the study extends well beyond the research area.

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Indian River Lagoon Research Institute TechCon 2018, Sept. 28
Florida Tech researchers continue to lead the way when it comes to finding water quality solutions for the Indian River Lagoon. During the Indian River Lagoon Research Institute‘s fourth annual Technical Conference (TechCon), engineers, scientists, contractors and students will share their research in the field of coastal water quality remediation and restoration. Friday, September 28 [...]

Sending Balloons Into The Storm
Florida Tech’s Thunderstorm Meteorology Campaign is utilizing a traditional meteorology tool- a weather balloon- to learn about lightning and its creation.

What Is 3D Manufacturing and How Does It Work?
3D printing could fundamentally change how people buy products in the future New technologies are impacting what designers do today and in the future. 3D manufacturing is a technology that uses 3D printing to create objects rather than using molds or other traditional manufacturing processes. A 3D printer can create items made of metal, plastic, [...]

New Shark Species Honors Female Pioneer
A new breed of dogfish named Squalus clarkae, also known as Genie’s Dogfish, has been identified and is named after Eugenie Clark, a pioneer of shark biology.

It Takes a Village to Foster a 240-Gallon Reef Habitat
Panther Dining Hall (PDH) is home to a 240-gallon reef aquarium maintained by Florida Tech’s Oceanography Program and supervised by Professor Kevin B. Johnson. Under his guidance, a team of oceanography and ocean engineering students, with occasional help from aquaculture and marine biology students, maintain the tank. This spring, the main 8-foot tank was replaced [...]