Study Points to Causes of Dolphin Deaths in Gulf of Mexico

Study Points to Causes of Dolphin Deaths in Gulf of Mexico

The largest oil spill on open water to date and other environmental factors led to the historically high number of dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico, concludes a two-year scientific study released today. A team of biologists from several Gulf of Mexico institutions and the University of Central Florida in Orlando published their findings […]

  • UCF Scientist: Dolphins Impacted by BP Oil Spill

    The BP oil spill and the dispersants used to clean it up may be contributing to the unusually high number of dolphins dying in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a University of Central Florida scientist. Since BP’s Deepwater Horizon dumped about 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, larger-than-normal numbers of […]


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  • Read for the Record Encourages Love of Reading for Pre-K Students

    Pre-kindergarten students throughout the country and around the world participated Tuesday morning in the 8th annual Read for the Record event, including hundreds of students right here in Central Florida. Read for the Record, one of the campaigns operated by JumpStart, aims to celebrate and encourage literacy from an early age, and to prepare students […]

  • Healthy Knights Expo Attracts Over 1,100 Students

    The Healthy Knights Expo has come a long way in eight years. From what use to be a passive tabling event about services on campus has grown into a signature event for many Student Development and Enrollment Services’ offices involved in student health. Now, the Healthy Knights Expo attracts over 1,100 students where they learn […]

  • Sports News Puts Focus on Society's Problems

    Recent sports news has been filled with terrible stories about racism, gender violence, child abuse, and concussion-related brain damage for one in three former NFL players.  With all the bad news, it is a time when we could all be depressed and anxious. But even these bad stories have helped the public focus on the […]

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The Plan for UCF Downtown

UCF in Downtown Orlando: The potential of UCF moving downtown and the benefits to the community.