marine science

Great turnout for Skidaway Marine Science Day 2017!

More than 2,400 visitors enjoyed a beautiful autumn afternoon on the island during Skidaway Marine Science Day on Saturday, Oct. 14. The campus-wide open house featured exhibits, programs and activities sponsored by campus partners, including the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant and Gray’s Reef National… Read more »

 

UGA Skidaway Institute research adapted for teens

It is not uncommon for a University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher to have a paper published in a scientific journal. That is the way scientists communicate their work to other scientists. However, recently, Skidaway Institute researcher Aron Stubbins was published in a journal targeted not at fellow scientists, but to teenagers. The… 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 »

 

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

Savannah, Ga. – 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… Read more »

 

Teachers join UGA Skidaway Institute research cruises

Savannah, Ga. — 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… 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

 

Fresh fish and dirty laundry

Skidawawy Institute Clifton Buck continues is account of his lengthy cruise across the South Pacific from Ecuador to Tahiti. Ahoy There! Current Position: S 15.75’ W 105.08’ It’s another Sunday at sea and we are transiting between Stations 15 and 16. Many in the science party use these 10-12 hour lulls in the action to… Read more »