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 »
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 »
Cruise Log – June 29-30, 2021 – DolMICROBE 09: “Who needs sleep?”—On being chief scientist and sampling post- tropical storm
by Laura M. Treible The past few months have felt like a whirlwind! In June we had two cruises, one at the beginning and one at the end of the month. Marc was going to be out of town for the late June cruise, so I had the opportunity to act as Chief Scientist in… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »