Science

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 »

 

Microplastics pollution focus of Evening @ Skidaway Nov. 16

Tiny pieces of plastic are so pervasive in Georgia’s coastal waters, researchers estimate there are more than a trillion microplastic particles and fibers in the top foot of the state’s inshore waterways. The issue of microplastics in coastal waters and what, if anything, can be done about them will be the focus of a special… 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 »

 

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 »

 

Microplastics and microfibers prevalent in Georgia coastal waters

There are more than a trillion microplastic particles and fibers in Georgia’s coastal waters. That is a preliminary estimate by a team of University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researchers. Funded by Georgia Sea Grant and led by UGA Skidaway Institute scientist Jay Brandes, the team is in the middle of a two-year study… Read more »

 

Sampling Cells on the High Seas

by Sean A. Ahoy from the North Atlantic! I am a University of Georgia graduate student in Elizabeth Harvey’s lab at UGA Skidaway Institute, and I study phytoplankton, the microscopic cells that power life in the ocean. Currently, I am sailing across the Atlantic Ocean for a month on the Research Vessel Atlantis. I am… 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 »

 

The coast is not so clear

Note: UGA Skidaway Institute director Clark Alexander is a co-author on the project described in this article. By Julie Cohen For nearly a century, the O’Shaughnessy seawall has held back the sand and seas of San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. At work even longer: the Galveston seawall, built after America’s deadliest hurricane in 1900 killed thousands… Read more »