Beginning in 1970, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources built a series of artificial reefs to provide habitat for marine life. However, until recently, there were gaps in some of the key information about those reefs, such as the precise locations of the materials placed on the bottom and water depth over the materials. Now, researchers at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are using cutting-edge bathymetric side-scan sonar and high-resolution geographic positioning systems (GPS) to provide coastal managers and fishermen a detailed picture of the location and condition of reef materials. (more…)
My name is C. J. Pickett, and I traveled from the Davidson Lab at Swarthmore College to work with Marc Frischer’s lab and the amazing tunicate, the Doliolid. Tunicates are a group of morphologically-diverse invertebrate filter-feeding animals, found in marine settings around the globe. (more…)
This is UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (video)
The in-person workshop is tentatively planned to coincide with the 2022 Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu on Feb. 27-Mar. 4, 2022. The meeting in Savannah in 2021 has been cancelled.