Black gill TV story

We had a cruise yesterday that had two purposes — to collect data and samples for the black gill research project, and also to provide  a group of K-12 teachers an up-close-and-personal look at marine field research. We also had two TV reporters along. Here is the report from WTOC’s Marla Rooker. http://www.wtoc.com/story/32211236/black-gill-continues-to-impact-georgia-shrimp  

 

A surprise catch

Here’s something you don’t see every day. While we were trawling for shrimp in Wassaw Sound on board the Research Vessel Savannah, a young loggerhead sea turtle got caught up in he net. After a quick examination to make sure he wasn’t injured, we returned him to the water. Our nets do not have the… Read more »

 

Teachers join UGA Skidaway Institute research cruises

JoCasta Green became a teacher after she was told as a child she couldn’t be a scientist because she was a girl. In May, the pre-K teacher from Decatur, Georgia, achieved a small piece of her childhood dream by joining a research cruise on board the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography’s Research Vessel… Read more »

 

Skidaway building rehabilitation and repurposing project approved

We had some good news this week. Governor Nathan Deal signed the FY17 Georgia state budget which includes a $3 million bond package for UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography to renovate and repurpose the old Roebling cattle barn. The circa-1947 building is in poor condition and not currently functional as laboratory, teaching or meeting space.… Read more »

 

Skidaway scientist interviewed for sea leval rise TV story

UGA Skidaway Institute professor Clark Alexander was featured in a story by WSAV-TV reporter Andrew James regarding sea level rise and coastal flooding. A longer version of this story is scheduled to be included in the station’s storm special this weekend. STORM WATCH: Coastal Floods reached historic levels in 2015

 

UGA Skidaway Institute scientists study dynamic Cape Hatteras waters

  Sometimes called the “graveyard of the Atlantic” because of the large number of shipwrecks there, the waters off of Cape Hatteras on the North Carolina coast are some of the least understood on the U.S. eastern seaboard. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Dana Savidge is leading a team, which also includes… Read more »

 

Planned renovation project attracts media attention

WTOC-TV’s Yana Jones visited Skidaway Institute yesterday to produce a story on the planned renovation/repurposing project of the old Roebling show barn. http://www.wtoc.com/story/31583088/renovation-plans-for-skidaway-institute-of-oceanography-included-in-state-budget

 

Molecular-level relationships key to deciphering ocean carbon

Athens, Ga. – From beach shallows to the ocean depths, vast numbers of chemical compounds work together to reduce and store atmospheric carbon in the world’s oceans.  In the past, studying the connections between ocean-borne compounds and microbes has been impractical because of the sheer complexity of each. Three University of Georgia faculty members—along with… Read more »

 

Meteorological tower erected on campus

Georgia Power erected a meteorology tower on the UGA Marine Science Campus. The tower is the first construction of a two-year project that will also include three wind turbines. The 198-foot tower was raised into position on February 24. The structures are part of a demonstration project to study the feasibility of generating wind power… Read more »