Harmful algal blooms focus of Evening @ Skidaway

Savannah, Ga. – Harmful algal blooms (HABs) can negatively affect ecosystems along the southeastern U.S. coast, yet monitoring efforts in Georgia lag behind those in adjacent states, meaning scientists are likely underestimating their frequency. UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Natalie Cohen will discuss this issue in an Evening @ Skidaway talk titled “Monitoring for Harmful Algal Blooms on Skidaway Island” on Tuesday, August 8, at Skidaway Institute.

“In this talk I will discuss the ecology of HABs, introduce a new monitoring effort being carried out in the Skidaway River Estuary to track them and share preliminary data showing their seasonal distribution in coastal Georgia,” Cohen said.

The program will be presented to an in-person audience as well as online. The in-person program will be presented in the McGowan Library on the UGA Skidaway Marine Science Campus (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA 31411). The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the talk at 7 p.m.

To view the program online, visit the UGA Skidaway Institute YouTube channel. 

The program is open to the public and free of charge.

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