UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researchers may have found a link between shrimp black gill and climate change. Black gill is a condition shrimpers have blamed for devastating their shrimp harvests. It is caused by a single cell parasite. VIDEO
Researchers at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography believe the rise of black gill in Georgia shrimp in recent decades may be linked to climate change, specifically the warmer winters in the region.
The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will present an “Open Lab Night” as part of its Evening @ Skidaway series on Tuesday, Aug 13. Visitors will have the opportunity to visit informally with scientists in their laboratories. The program will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by lab visits until 8… Read more »
The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography entered the fourth year of its black gill research program with a daylong cruise on board the Research Vessel Savannah and the introduction of a new smartphone app that will allow shrimpers to help scientists collect data on the problem. Led by UGA scientists Marc Frischer, Richard… Read more »
This year’s black gill research cruise was held on Thursday, October 19. This is the third year UGA Skidaway Institute scientist Marc Frischer has hosted this cruise, designed to both gather data for his ongoing research, but also to bring various stakeholders together on a common cause. We had beautiful weather and a greata cruise.… Read more »
UGA Skidaway Institute Interim Director Clark Alexander along with researchers Marc Frischer, Dana Savidge and Catherine Edwards are participating in the University of Georgia’s Federal Legislative Retreat today. Alexander provided congressional staffers with an overview of Skidaway Institute. After additional presentations by the UGA Department of Marine Sciences and the UGA Marine Institute, the scientists… Read more »
Dr. Marc Frischer was a guest on the WTKS Radio morning show this morning to talk about black gill in shrimp. Thanks to Bill Edwards and Laura Picone for the invitation. They also taped a second interview which will be aired tomorrow morning. In Savannah, it’s 1290 on the AM dial.
The Savannah Morning News published a nice article over the weekend on the Rivers to Reefs teacher development program produced by Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. Although the Rivers to Reefs is not a Skidaway Institute program, the last day of the experience was on board the Research Vessel Savannah. The ship and Skidaway scientist… Read more »
Here is a nice article by Mary Landers of the Savannah Morning News updating our black gill research.
We had a cruise yesterday that had two purposes — to collect data and samples for the black gill research project, and also to provide a group of K-12 teachers an up-close-and-personal look at marine field research. We also had two TV reporters along. Here is the report from WTOC’s Marla Rooker. http://www.wtoc.com/story/32211236/black-gill-continues-to-impact-georgia-shrimp