Guy Harvey Research Institute


The Guy Harvey Research Institute is one of the foremost marine science centers in the United States, leading the way in providing essential scientific information to understand and save the world’s fish resources and biodiversity from drastic, ongoing declines.

Founded in 1999, GHRI is one of only a handful of organizations dedicated exclusively to expanding scientific knowledge for the effective conservation of fish populations and maintenance of fish biodiversity. Among other accomplishments, GHRI scientists use DNA research to demonstrate the advance and/or decline of fish populations as well as the illegal trade of endangered species.The GHRI operations are based at the Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center at its new 86,000 square foot state of the art research building located on a 10 acre campus with marina basin at the entrance of Port Everglades, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

In addition to the GHRI, the Oceanographic Center is also home to The National

Coral Reef Institute, specializing in coral reef research, assessment, monitoring and restoration and the Save Our Seas Shark Center, specializing in providing accurate scientific information to government and international NGOs to guide better management, conservation and recovery of our global oceans in shark studies. An additional research initiative at the Center includes the Broward County Florida Sea Turtle Conservation Program, dedicated to the conservation and improved understanding of endangered and threatened sea turtles.

The research, education and outreach activities of the GHRI are supported by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, AFTCO Inc., extramural research grants, philanthropic donations by private businesses and individuals, and NSU.

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