UGA Skidaway Inst Blog

Blogging from Brookhaven

Jay Brandes writes: Dear Readers: I am spending this week conducting research at the National Synchrotron Light Source up in Brookhaven, New York. Now you might ask, “Why do you need to go to New York?”. The answer has to do with a very special instrument I am using, called a soft x-ray microscope. Everyone… Read more »


Come see us!

Mike Sullivan writes: We are about two and a half weeks away from our big, annual open house event, Skidaway Marine Science Day. Thie year it is from noon to 5 pm on Saturday, October 13. In the past, this has been a lot of work but also a lot of fun. Last year, we… Read more »


What's an IRMS, and why do I care?

Mike Sullivan writes: I have spent some time over the past two weeks trying to get my arms around some new equipment we are installing. An Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer is an impressive name, and Jay Brandes is having two of them installed in his new lab. But what does it do and why should… Read more »


Sushi tasting a hit!

We had our informal sushi/sashimi tasting last Thursday evening, and it was a lot of fun. Some quick background — Professor Dick Lee wanted to see if there is any taste difference in sushi/sashimi made from black sea bass based on the diet the fish are fed. Dick raises black sea bass on a diet… Read more »


Skidaway Institute Seminar Series

Mike Sullivan writes: The new superintendent of Gray’s Reef National Marine, George Sedberry, will present the next program on the Skidaway Institute Seminar Series, on Tuesday, Sept 25, at 3:30 pm in the Skidaway Institute Library Auditorium. George will present a program on the “Charleston Bump” (That’s an underwater feature on the continental shelf —… Read more »


More sushi news

Mike Sullivan writes: Dick Lee’s black sea bass aquaculture project is back on the front page this morning. “The Skinnie” magazine gave it a nice spread in last week’s issue. (A sample photo, featuring research assistant Karrie Brinkley, is at left.) The Skinnie is a good-looking magazine targeted amost exclusively towards the 8,000 or so… Read more »


Atlanta, Politics and the Coast

Dr. Herb Windom is a professor emeritus at Skidaway Institute. Dr. Windom was the first scientist to join the faculty in the late 1960s and served as acting director of Skidaway Institute of Oceanography for several years in the late 1990s. He submitted the following entry. As the standard disclaimer goes — the opinions he… Read more »


A little Skidaway history

Mike Sullivan writes: I really don’t want to turn this blog into a series of book reviews, but I ran across another book with a strong Skidaway Institute connection. I was in the neigborhood library last week, looking for an audiobook for my next road trip to Atlanta. I saw “The Great Bridge” by David… Read more »


More on global climate change

Skidaway Institute’s Dr. Herb Windom has offered the following comment on “Global Climate — Comment and Reponse.” (See below.) Just to enter the fray on Rick’s side, I offer the following: The first research project in which I participated determined the age of the ancient corals which form the Florida Keys. The results, published in… Read more »


Summer Update

Mike Sullivan writes: The summer may be winding down but there is all kinds of activity at Skidaway Institute. The Board of Regents included our request for $1.2 million for marine infrastructure renovation in their capital FY09 budget proposal to the Governor and legislature. We had a similar amount in the budget proposal last year,… Read more »