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Skidaway Institute researchers probe doliolid secrets

Doliolids are tiny marine animals so transparent they are practically invisible. Yet, these rarely seen and little understood organisms are a major driver of the marine ecosystem on continental shelves around the world. University of Georgia researcher Marc Frischer recently completed a major field study in the South Atlantic Bight on the continental shelf off… Read more »

 

Evening @ Skidaway program examines the ‘other carbon problem’

University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clifton Buck will present an Evening @ Skidaway program to describe the science behind the “other carbon problem” — ocean acidification — on Tuesday, August 14, in the McGowan Library on the University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA 31411). The… Read more »

 

UGA Skidaway Institute scientists publish two papers on Arctic processes

The Arctic is experiencing the effects of climate change faster than anywhere on the planet, yet it is one of the least understood regions, due largely to the difficulty of making observations and collecting samples there. With the support of National Science Foundation funding, two University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientists are studying… Read more »

 

Evening @ Skidaway Open Lab Night

The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will present an “Open Lab Night” as part of its yearlong Evening @ Skidaway series of public programs to celebrate the Institute’s 50th anniversary. On Tuesday, May 15, visitors will have the opportunity to visit informally with scientists in their laboratories. The program will begin with a… Read more »

 

Evening @ Skidaway — “Graveyard of the Atlantic”

The Atlantic Ocean near Cape Hatteras, N.C. is often called the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” due to the complex ocean currents and weather conditions that have historically caused numerous shipwrecks. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Dana Savidge will present an Evening @ Skidaway program to explore some of the oceanic mysteries of… Read more »

 

New grants to fund Skidaway Institute research

A series of new research grants will support UGA Skidaway Institute research projects for the coming years. Julia Diaz is the lead scientist on a $852,906 three-year grant from the National Science Foundation titled “Collaborative Research: Assessing the role of compound specific phosphorus hydrolase transformations in the marine phosphorus cycle.” Diaz and her colleague, Solange… Read more »

 

Smooth sailing for the new Marine Education Interns

A guest post from Victoria Green, 2017-18 Georgia Sea Grant Marine Education Intern November 27, 2017 I was still getting my bearings as one of four new education interns at the Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island, when I was whisked away to the open ocean to learn about life aboard the R/V Savannah.… Read more »

 

UGA Skidaway Institute researchers study estuarine grazing activity

At 4 o’clock on a warm, humid August morning, Quintin Diou-Cass stood on a dock at the University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography collecting water samples at low tide from the Skidaway River estuary. Diou-Cass attends Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania and was a summer intern at Skidaway Institute. His water collection will be used… Read more »