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Marine scientists map fish habitats

Beyond the barrier islands of coastal Georgia, the continental shelf extends gradually eastward for almost 80 miles to the Gulf Stream. This broad, sandy shelf largely does not provide the firm foundation needed for the development of reef communities to support recreational and commercial fish species including grouper, snapper, black sea bass and amberjack.

 

UGA Skidaway Institute scientists map Wassaw Sound

Skidaway Island, Ga. — A research team from the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography has completed the first high-resolution, bathymetric (bottom-depth) survey of Wassaw Sound in Chatham County. Led by Skidaway Institute scientist Clark Alexander, the team produced a detailed picture of the bottom of Wassaw Sound, the Wilmington River and other connected… Read more »

 

Tiny but all-consuming marine organism focus of UGA Skidaway Institute study

Doliolids are tiny marine animals rarely seen by humans outside a research setting, yet they are key players in the marine ecosystem, particularly in the ocean’s highly productive tropical and subtropical continental margins, such as Georgia’s continental shelf. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Marc Frischer is leading a team of researchers investigating… Read more »

 

UGA Skidaway Institute scientists map Wassaw Sound

A research team from the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography has completed the first high-resolution, bathymetric (bottom-depth) survey of Wassaw Sound in Chatham County. Led by Skidaway Institute scientist Clark Alexander, the team produced a detailed picture of the bottom of Wassaw Sound, the Wilmington River and other connected waterways. The yearlong project… Read more »

 

Barrow — Jan 16

16 Jan 2012 Ice conditions are still unstable.  Our UMIAQ support team spent the morning doing reconnaissance of our intended sampling sites. After yesterday’s efforts they suggested that since it might be dangerous, it wasn’t a good idea for anyone on the science team to accompany them. Because the ice is still forming and the… Read more »

 

Erosion threatens Coastal Georgia archaeological sites

Along the Savannah River in Chatham County are the remains of a large, complex, former rice plantation. Archaeologists may be able to learn much about the life of Georgia’s early inhabitants by studying this site, but only if they hurry. Site 9CH685, as it is known, is threatened by shoreline and tidal creek erosion –… Read more »

 

Skidaway Institute introduces new coastal management tools

Scientists from the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography have introduced a powerful new tool to monitor coastal erosion to coastal planners and managers. The digital tool, AMBUR (Analyzing Moving Boundaries Using R), was developed to analyze shoreline change along barrier islands with complex shapes and highly curved shorelines. “One of the issues in dealing with a… Read more »

 

Nice newspaper article

Mike Sullivan writes: Several of us spent most of last Friday taking a boat trip to one of Georgia’s undeveloped coastal islands and stomping around looking for archaeological sites that may be threatened by erosion. It is a joint project with Chris McCabe, the Georgia DNR archaeologist who is stationed on our campus. Mary Landers… Read more »