Building a living lab on a barrier island

We are involved with several other organizations in a cool project to establish a network of environmental sensors on Ossabaw Island, south of Savannah. Ossabaw Island is owned by the state of Georgia and dedicated to education and research as a heritage trust. Various groups visit the island frequently to study the environment and history.… Read more »


Windom: Get used to a warmer planet

The following op-ed piece by Herb Windom, professor emeritus at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, was published in the Savannah Morning News on January 16, 2008. A marine geochemistry expert says the global warming debate is missing sensible discussion on how to adjust to coming changes. In the debate over global warming there is a wealth… Read more »


New building underway!

We broke ground on our long-awaited new laboratory building this morning. This is actually pretty exciting. The $5 million, 11,000 square foot facility will provide us some much-needed space to expand our research opportunities. Currently, we really can’t expand much because we don’t have any lab space to put new scientists. This will also allow… Read more »


Cruise Blog From Eastern Pacific

Mike Sullivan writes: One of our scientists is off on a cruise in the Eastern Pacific. He sent us this link to a blog-site on the cruise. Interesting.


Great open house

Mike Sullivan writes: We had a great turn-out for our campus-wide open house event, Skidaway Marine Science Day. We estimate we had 3,000 visitors. Incredible! That’s nearly twice the estimate of last year’s crowd. The grand reopening of the UGA aquarium was a big draw. Over at Skidaway Institute, the tours of the RV Savannah… Read more »


Blogging from Brookhaven

Jay Brandes writes: Dear Readers: I am spending this week conducting research at the National Synchrotron Light Source up in Brookhaven, New York. Now you might ask, “Why do you need to go to New York?”. The answer has to do with a very special instrument I am using, called a soft x-ray microscope. Everyone… Read more »


Come see us!

Mike Sullivan writes: We are about two and a half weeks away from our big, annual open house event, Skidaway Marine Science Day. Thie year it is from noon to 5 pm on Saturday, October 13. In the past, this has been a lot of work but also a lot of fun. Last year, we… Read more »


What's an IRMS, and why do I care?

Mike Sullivan writes: I have spent some time over the past two weeks trying to get my arms around some new equipment we are installing. An Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer is an impressive name, and Jay Brandes is having two of them installed in his new lab. But what does it do and why should… Read more »


Sushi tasting a hit!

We had our informal sushi/sashimi tasting last Thursday evening, and it was a lot of fun. Some quick background — Professor Dick Lee wanted to see if there is any taste difference in sushi/sashimi made from black sea bass based on the diet the fish are fed. Dick raises black sea bass on a diet… Read more »


Skidaway Institute Seminar Series

Mike Sullivan writes: The new superintendent of Gray’s Reef National Marine, George Sedberry, will present the next program on the Skidaway Institute Seminar Series, on Tuesday, Sept 25, at 3:30 pm in the Skidaway Institute Library Auditorium. George will present a program on the “Charleston Bump” (That’s an underwater feature on the continental shelf —… Read more »