UGA Skidaway Inst Blog

"Fishing trip"

Two of our professors, Marc Frischer and Gus Paffenhöffer and their research teams are taking the R/V Savannah out for a four-day “fishing trip.” However, marlin and swordfish have nothing to fear from these guys. They are hunting the elusive doliolid (doe-lee-OH-lid). “What is a doliolid?” You may ask. It is a tiny, not quite… Read more »


Pogo was right; the enemy is us

by Richard Jahnke Professor Emeritus Skidaway Institute of Oceanography “Unlike plagues of the dark ages or contemporary diseases we do not yet understand, the modern plague of overpopulation is soluble by means we have discovered and with resources we possess. What is lacking is not sufficient knowledge of the solution but universal consciousness of the… Read more »


Ribbon cut — It's official!

We cut a ribbon and officially dedicated the Marine and Coastal Science Research and Instructional Center Tuesday morning. Most of the background information is in earlier posts, so her are some pictures of the event. Wachovia Bank’s Salita Hill (l) and Robert Sparks.


Skidaway Institute's new building ready

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientists have begun moving into a newly-built research facility on the Skidaway campus. The Marine and Coastal Science Research and Instructional Center (MCSRIC) will be officially dedicated on Tuesday, June 2, at 9:30 a.m. The MCSRIC contains 11,000 square-feet of research laboratories and offices, space for visiting scientists, and instructional space… Read more »


We're moving in!

Mike Sullivan writes: The new Marine and Coastal Science Research and Instructional Center is coming to life.  Four of our scientists, Marc Frischer, Liz Mann, Aaron Peck and Jim Nelson, are starting to move in along with their research teams. This project has been a long time coming. One of our supporters says it has… Read more »


Savannah State, SCCPSS and Skidaway Institute launch ocean literacy program

Savannah State University, the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) are joining hands to enhance science education in local schools through infusion of local research into the classrooms. The three organizations are working together in a five-year program to engage graduate marine science students from Savannah State into science… Read more »


Skidaway Institute lecture to focus on climate change and origins of life

Approximately 3.6 billion years ago, the Earth faced its greatest pollution crisis ever, and it changed the way life developed on our planet. Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Marc Frischer will discuss that pollution crisis and the origins of life on Earth in the next program of Skidaway Institute’s spring lecture series “Living with the… Read more »


The eagle has landed!

We have a pair of new and fairly frequent visitor to our campus. Two bald eagles have decided the cell phone antenna array on top of our water tower is a pretty good place to hang out. Usually only one of the eagles is there, but occasionally the second half of the pair comes along.… Read more »


Skidaway Institute scientists use microscopic algae to track coastal water quality

As burgeoning growth on the Georgia Coast puts additional pressure on the fragile coastal environment, scientists at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are researching new techniques to monitor coastal water quality. Scientists can measure water quality several ways. One method is to measure the water’s chemical characteristics, such as oxygen and nutrient concentrations. Skidaway Institute… Read more »