UGA researchers study microplastics on Georgia coast

Images such as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch have attracted much attention to the problem of large-size marine debris, but another serious issue has garnered less visibility—marine microplastics. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientists Jay Brandes and Thais Bittar and UGA Marine Extension educator Dodie Sanders are hoping to change that and have… Read more »

 

New convention center exhibit touches on Skidaway Institute history

UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography had an interesting beginning. In 1968, Robert and Dorothy Roebling donated their Modena Plantation on the north end of Skidaway Island to the state to be the site for an oceanographic institute. The Roebling family has a fascinating, going back to Robert’s great grandfather, John Augustus Roebling, who designed and… Read more »

 

Three Skidaway scientists approved for Georgia Sea Grant funding

Three of our scientists have received funding approval for their research from Georgia Sea Grant. Here is the release from UGA. Georgia Sea Grant awards over $800,000 in funding toward coastal research November 12, 2015 Writer: Lee Redding Contact: Mark Risse Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Sea Grant College Program at the University of Georgia… Read more »

 

Cruising the North Atlantic in November

Skidaway Institute researcher Elizabeth Harvey is one week into a five-week-long North Atlantic research cruise. Here is the latest post from the cruise blog, including a picture of Liz in the blue parka.

 

Skidaway Institute scientist explores deep-sea hydrothermal vents

University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Aron Stubbins joined a team of researchers to determine how hydrothermal vents influence ocean carbon storage. The results of their study were recently published in the journal Nature Geoscience. Hydrothermal vents are hotspots of activity on the otherwise dark, cold ocean floor. Since their discovery, scientists have… Read more »