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 »

 

Evening @ Skidaway 2021

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 mike.sullivan@skio.uga.edu. You will be sent a link to access the presentation. All programs are free of… Read more »

 

New faculty join UGA Skidaway Institute

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.

 

Controlled burn scheduled for Skidaway Island

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.

 

UGA Skidaway Institute drones monitor Tybee Island dunes

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 »