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.
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/
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.
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 »
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 »
You can hear Dr. Elizabeth Harvey’s interview with Georgia Public Broadcasting here. “You may have learned in school that photosynthesis is how plants use sunlight to turn water into hydrogen and carbon dioxide, its food, and oxygen, which it releases into the air for all of us to breathe. But photosynthesis doesn’t just happen on… Read more »
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
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
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 »