UGA Skidaway Inst Blog

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.

 

Digital Postcards from Norway

The Harvey Lab team is hard at work in Norway. Here is a link to a post on their project page that was posted by one of their colleagues. Can visit their entire site and read all the posts here: https://fjordphytoplankton.wordpress.com/

 

Skidaway research team off to Norway

A team of UGA Skidaway Institute scientists and teachers will be spending the next several weeks conducting experiments at a mescosm faculty near Bergen, Norway. They and their colleagues will be blogging about their experiences and you can follow their activities here. 

 

Blogging the PEACH project off of Cape Hatteras

Two of our scientists, Drs. Dana Savidge and Catherine Edwards, are heavily involved in a project off of Cape Hatteras, NC. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the “Processes driving Exchange at Cape Hatteras” project also known as PEACH, is a collaborative research project focused on identifying the processes that control the exchange of waters between… Read more »

 

UGA Skidaway Institute scientists study microbial chemical warfare

In the battlefield of the microbial ocean, scientists have known for some time that certain bacteria can exude chemicals that kill single-cell marine plants, known as phytoplankton. However, the identification of these chemical compounds and the reason why bacteria are producing these lethal compounds has been challenging. Now, University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography… Read more »

 

Microplastics article in Savannah Morning News

Reporter Mary Landers wrote a very nice article about Dr. Jay Brandes’s research into microplastic and microfiber pollution on the Georgia coast. http://savannahnow.com/news/2017-02-19/skidaway-researchers-track-plastic-fibers-coastal-food-chain

 

Skidaway Institute focus of public radio feature

UGA Skidaway Institute external affairs manager was interviewed by Georgia Public Broadcasting about the institute and its work. http://www.gpb.org/blogs/community/2017/02/14/skidaway-institute-of-oceanography-diving-marine-science-savannah

 

Tiny but all-consuming marine organism focus of UGA Skidaway Institute study

Doliolids are tiny marine animals rarely seen by humans outside a research setting, yet they are key players in the marine ecosystem, particularly in the ocean’s highly productive tropical and subtropical continental margins, such as Georgia’s continental shelf. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Marc Frischer is leading a team of researchers investigating… Read more »