New technology provides new insight into marine life

University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography biologist Adam Greer studies marine life from the bottom up (of the food chain, that is). Greer investigates plankton – organisms between approximately one millimeter to several centimeters in size – adrift in the water column. He uses a new, cutting-edge imaging system that reveals more of this… Read more »


Hurricanes and tsunamis the focus of Evening @ Skidaway program

Earthquakes are everyday occurrences around the world but represent a fundamental force that is reconfiguring the shape of the land and oceans. UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Clark Alexander explore the science of earthquakes in a virtual Evening @ Skidaway program “I’m all shook up – earthquakes and tsunamis” presented via YouTube on Tuesday,… Read more »


Black gill in shrimp the focus of Evening @ Skidaway program

If you have been shrimping or purchased local head-on shrimp, you have probably encountered shrimp black gill, which many area shrimpers blame for declining shrimp harvests. UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Marc Frischer will explore the causes and consequences of black gill in a virtual Evening @ Skidaway program, “Climate Change and Shrimp Black… Read more »


Bumpy Seas and Birthdays

by Anita Minniefield Research Professional This cruise got off to a rocky start with higher than anticipated waves, sending the science crew (me) into the throws of sickness. Even though this was my fourth cruise, it was my first time getting sea sick on the R/V Savannah. I spent a lot of time on the… Read more »


UGA Skidaway Institute and NOAA join forces to improve hurricane forecasts

Scientists from the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are working together to operate a team of uncrewed marine vehicles to improve hurricane forecasts. Autonomous underwater vehicles, or “gliders,” operated by UGA Skidaway Institute, are working in conjunction with NOAA-operated Saildrone Explorers travelling on the ocean surface.


Open Lab Night Cancelled

The UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography Open Lab Night, scheduled for Aug. 24, has been cancelled because of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and the risk this may pose to participants. The Open Lab Night program will be rescheduled as soon as possible.


UGA Skidaway Institute joins ocean color nanosatellite project

Researchers at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography have partnered with the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) and others in an ambitious project to use a dedicated nanosatellite to study ocean color. The nanosatellite, the SeaHawk-1 CubeSat, is about the size of a loaf of bread and weighs less than 11 pounds.… Read more »


Greer, Cohen and Brandes labs host interns

Bailey Lin is a fourth-year biology major at Georgia Tech with a minor in environmental science. She is scheduled to graduate in December 2021. She is interning in Adam Greer’s lab and is studying doliolids and their life history. She is the coxswain on the rowing team at Georgia Tech and also enjoys baking and… Read more »


New grad student and intern in Frischer lab

Emily Gipson is an incoming Ph.D. student, working with Marc Frischer. Emily received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Central Florida and her master’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is interested in zooplankton ecology and will study doliolids for her dissertation. Graham Hardy is a rising junior at UGA,… Read more »