Microplastics and microfibers prevalent in Georgia coastal waters

There are more than a trillion microplastic particles and fibers in Georgia’s coastal waters. That is a preliminary estimate by a team of University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researchers. Funded by Georgia Sea Grant and led by UGA Skidaway Institute scientist Jay Brandes, the team is in the middle of a two-year study… Read more »

 

Sampling Cells on the High Seas

by Sean A. Ahoy from the North Atlantic! I am a University of Georgia graduate student in Elizabeth Harvey’s lab at UGA Skidaway Institute, and I study phytoplankton, the microscopic cells that power life in the ocean. Currently, I am sailing across the Atlantic Ocean for a month on the Research Vessel Atlantis. I am… Read more »

 

UGA Skidaway Institute research adapted for teens

It is not uncommon for a University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher to have a paper published in a scientific journal. That is the way scientists communicate their work to other scientists. However, recently, Skidaway Institute researcher Aron Stubbins was published in a journal targeted not at fellow scientists, but to teenagers. The… Read more »

 

Skidaway campus open house set for Saturday, Oct. 14

An afternoon of activities, tours and talks will make Skidaway Marine Science Day a can’t-miss event for all ages on Saturday, Oct. 14, from noon to 4 p.m. on the University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus, located on the north end of the island (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, Ga. 31411). The campus-wide open… Read more »

 

The coast is not so clear

Note: UGA Skidaway Institute director Clark Alexander is a co-author on the project described in this article. By Julie Cohen For nearly a century, the O’Shaughnessy seawall has held back the sand and seas of San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. At work even longer: the Galveston seawall, built after America’s deadliest hurricane in 1900 killed thousands… Read more »

 

UGA Skidaway Institute researchers probe complex Atlantic Ocean currents

The ocean off the coast of North Carolina has a complex system of ocean currents that make it one of the least understood areas on the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Dana Savidge is leading a team of scientists, including UGA Skidaway Institute scientist Catherine Edwards, working to unravel… Read more »

 

Science explained for kids, teens

The Environmental Science Journal for Teens has published a new version of a previous paper in the journal PNAS on ocean chemistry and microbes that was authored by two faculty members from the UGA Department of Marine Sciences, Aron Stubbins from Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and Mary Ann Moran from the Athens campus. The new… Read more »

 

Clark Alexander named director of UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

Athens, Ga. – Clark Alexander, a scientist with a long history of fostering collaboration and excellence in research, has been named director of the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. Alexander is a professor in the department of marine sciences, part of UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and has served as interim… Read more »

 

Another postcard from Norway!

Our research team in Bergen, Norway is hard at work. Catch up with them on this weekend’s blog post.     

 

What is is a mesocosm?

This is a mescocosm at Espeland,  a Norwegian marine biological station. run by University of Bergen, Norway. A UGA Skidaway Institute research team, led by Elizabeth Harvey is conducting research there this month. For more information about mesocosms and the project, visit the project website.