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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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

UGA Skidaway Institute researchers probe complex Atlantic Ocean currents

The ocean off the coast of North Carolina has a complex system of ocean currents that make it one of the least understood areas on the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Dana Savidge is leading a team of scientists, including UGA Skidaway Institute scientist Catherine Edwards, working to unravel… Read more »

 

Science explained for kids, teens

The Environmental Science Journal for Teens has published a new version of a previous paper in the journal PNAS on ocean chemistry and microbes that was authored by two faculty members from the UGA Department of Marine Sciences, Aron Stubbins from Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and Mary Ann Moran from the Athens campus. The new… Read more »

 

Clark Alexander named director of UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

Athens, Ga. – Clark Alexander, a scientist with a long history of fostering collaboration and excellence in research, has been named director of the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. Alexander is a professor in the department of marine sciences, part of UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and has served as interim… 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 »