Environment

Cutting edge survey charts Georgia’s artificial reefs

 Beginning in 1970, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources built a series of artificial reefs to provide habitat for marine life. However, until recently, there were gaps in some of the key information about those reefs, such as the precise locations of the materials placed on the bottom and water depth over the materials. Now,… Read more »

 

Plastic pollution to be focus of Evening @ Skidaway, Nov. 9

Plastic pollution has become a defining characteristic of mankind’s imprint on the environment in this century. UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Jay Brandes will explore the issue of plastic pollution in the coastal environment in a virtual Evening @ Skidaway program, “The Ocean’s Plastic Problem – A Very 21st Century Pollutant,” presented via YouTube… Read more »

 

Off to the Arctic ice cap

UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Chris Marsay will spend the next few months on board an icebreaker, frozen solid in the Arctic ice cap. Marsay is part of a major international research project named Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate or “MOSAiC.”

 

Evening @ Skidaway — What is a salt marsh really worth?

Georgia’s salt marshes contribute greatly to the coastal environment, from providing a nursery for young marine life to serving as a buffer from storm surges. But is there a way to put a dollar value on a salt marsh? As the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography continues its year long 50th anniversary celebration… Read more »

 

Microplastics pollution focus of Evening @ Skidaway Nov. 16

Tiny pieces of plastic are so pervasive in Georgia’s coastal waters, researchers estimate there are more than a trillion microplastic particles and fibers in the top foot of the state’s inshore waterways. The issue of microplastics in coastal waters and what, if anything, can be done about them will be the focus of a special… Read more »

 

UGA Skidaway Institute's Jay Brandes interviewed on public radio

UGA Skidaway Institute’s Jay Brandes was a featured interview guest on Georgia Public Broadcasting this week, talking about his work with microplastics in the marine environment. http://www.gpb.org/blogs/community/2017/01/17/community-conversations-skidaway-scientist-on-mission-measure-ocean?utm_source=eGaMorning&utm_campaign=b51e5a8395-1_18_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_54a77f93dd-b51e5a8395-86742941

 

Skidaway Institute Arctic carbon research gets additional exposure

The Website Environmental Monitor published a good article on some of the work Skidaway Institute scientist Aron Stubbins has been conducting on carbon in black carbon in the Arctic.  http://www.fondriest.com/news/arctic-ocean-biochar-could-increase-with-global-warming.htm

 

Jay Brandes interviewed on GPB

Skidaway Institute professor Jay Brandes was interviewed on Georgia Public Broadcasting regarding the recent move to ban microbeads and his upcoming project on microplastic pollution on the Georgia coast. http://www.gpb.org/news/2016/01/13/microbeads-banned-plastic-remains-threat-oceans