by Natalie Cohen Over the past two days, I assisted with one of the research cruises of the DolMICROBE field campaign led by the Frischer and Greer labs at UGA Skidaway Institute. It was an exciting and educational research cruise, aimed at better understanding the doliolid communities in the South Atlantic Bight.
Studying marine animals can be incredibly difficult, and the smaller the creature, the more difficult it can be. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Adam Greer will examine the challenges and some new, high-tech solutions in a virtual Evening @ Skidaway program, “The Secret Life of Ocean Critters,” via YouTube on Tuesday, May… Read more »
Doliolideers and friends, Our first full DolMICROBE cruise is in the books! After months of waiting, training, and equipment testing, we finally received the green light to mount a full-scale research expedition on the R/V Savannah on April 5 & 6, 2021.The problem has been that, because of COVID-related safety precautions, we have not been… Read more »
You don’t have to be a professional scientist with an advanced degree to make a meaningful contribution to scientific research. That is one conclusion of a recent paper by Dorothea Sanders, an educator at the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, and UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Jay Brandes. The article… Read more »
A research paper by University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Natalie Cohen was selected as the cover article in the February issue of the journal Nature Microbiology.
Are there any strategies available to manage or mitigate climate change? That question will be the focus of the next virtual Evening @ Skidaway program. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Dan Ohnemus will present a talk, “A Look at Climate Mitigation Solutions: Ideas for the Century Ahead,” via YouTube on Tuesday, April… Read more »
As Patrick reported in our last cruise log, in February we successfully collected and isolated several nurse and other life stages of Dolioletta gegenbauri. Marc and Tina have been diligently caring for this culture that will be used for experimental lab studies in the future. We currently have about 12 gonozoids in culture, with 4-5 appearing… Read more »
What would it be like to spend the winter on an icebreaker frozen into the Arctic ice cap? UGA Skidaway Institute researcher Chris Marsay will discuss what he experienced while conducting climate change research in the winter of 2020 in a special Evening @ Skidaway presentation. The program, titled “Four months in the ice: Arctic… Read more »
Cruise Log – R/V Savannah February 9-10, 2021 –DolEAGER2/DolMICROBE4: “Third Try’s the Charm” – by Patrick Duffy
This cruise adventure began with pouring rain as we scrambled to wire everything for our plankton imaging system (mini Deep Focus Plankton imager, mDPI). Our mDPI had experienced technical issues during the previous two attempts to deploy it at-sea, but we were (cautiously) optimistic this time with the improved connection durability from a ‘new’ UNOLS… Read more »