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 »
A new equipment system is providing researchers at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography greater capability to study the extremely rare, but essential chemicals in the ocean.
The Evening @ Skidaway programs are UGA Skidaway Institute’s monthly public lecture series. All the programs will be presented virtually until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted enough to allow a return to in-person presentations. To join any program, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be sent a link to access the presentation. All programs are free of… Read more »
Two new scientists have joined the faculty of the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. Sara Rivero-Calle is a biological oceanographer whose research focuses on microscopic marine plants known as phytoplankton, and her approach to studying these tiny organisms is cutting-edge.
The Georgia Forestry Commission will conduct a controlled burn on the University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus during February. The burn area will be near McWhorter Drive, south of the developed section of the Skidaway campus.
The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will kick off its 2021 Evening @ Skidaway speaker series on Tuesday, Feb. 9, with a program on using satellites to explore the ocean. Due to restrictions imposed by COVID-19, the talk, titled “Oceanography from Space,” by UGA Skidaway Institute scientist Sara Rivero-Calle will be presented virtually.… Read more »
In recent years, some coastal communities have begun building man-made sand dunes as an alternative to hard structures like sea walls to protect their beaches from natural erosion and the effects of storm surges. Now researchers at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are studying the man-made dunes on one Georgia island to… Read more »