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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 »


Evening @ Skidaway — What is a salt marsh really worth?

Georgia’s salt marshes contribute greatly to the coastal environment, from providing a nursery for young marine life to serving as a buffer from storm surges. But is there a way to put a dollar value on a salt marsh? As the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography continues its year long 50th anniversary celebration… Read more »


UGA Skidaway Institute’s 76-year-old Roebling House gets a makeover

One of the oldest buildings on Skidaway Island, the Roebling House at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, recently received a facelift courtesy of Lowe’s community service program, Lowe’s Heros. Long before there was The Landings and thousands of residents on Skidaway Island, the Roebling family operated a cattle farm named Modena Plantation… 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 »


Science Seminar: How is the Gulf of Mexico like a Teapot?

McGowan Library Auditorium UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography Joseph Kuehl, Ph.D. Assistant Professor University of Delaware Description: The existence of multiple steady flow states in nonlinear fluid dynamic systems has been observed in many situations. Probably the most well known classical fluid dynamic example is the Coanda (Teapot) Effect, in which a slowly tilted teapot… 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 »