georgia coast

Scientists track microplastic pollution on the Georgia coast

Savannah, Ga. – In recent years, the public has become attuned to the problem of trash in the ocean, especially plastic, as images of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch have spread through media and the Internet. Now, University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Jay Brandes is leading a team investigating another issue closer… Read more »

 

Video — UGA Skidaway Institute scientists complete sea level study on Georgia coast

Sea level is projected to rise at least one meter by 2100. Where will that water go and how will it change the Georgia coastal ecosystem? University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clark Alexander and Georgia Southern University researcher Christine Hladik are attempting to answer those questions. https://youtu.be/vNFrxb4cytU

 

Skidaway microplastics study get's front-page coverage

A “just-starting” research project into the extent of microplastics pollution on the Georgia coast was featured on the front page of this morning’s Savannah Morning News. Hat’s off to Skidaway Institute’s Jay Brandes and UGA Marine Extension’s Dodie Sanders. http://savannahnow.com/news/2016-01-26/skidaway-researchers-look-plastics-local-shrimp-fish

 

UGA researchers study microplastics on Georgia coast

Images such as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch have attracted much attention to the problem of large-size marine debris, but another serious issue has garnered less visibility—marine microplastics. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientists Jay Brandes and Thais Bittar and UGA Marine Extension educator Dodie Sanders are hoping to change that and have… Read more »

 

Is the oil coming to Georgia? (Update 5-24)

Updated 2:25 pm EDT May 24 We have been getting questions over the past few days about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “Is it going to make it into the Gulf Stream, and if so, will it end up affecting the Georgia coast?” Here the current analysis from Skidaway Institute of Oceanography.… Read more »

 

Skidaway Institute researcher maps armored shorelines

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Karrie Brinkley has spent a lot of time in recent months traveling up and down Georgia’s coastal waterways in boats and canoes with maps and binoculars in hand. Brinkley is working on a project to identify and map all the armored shorelines in the state’s six coastal counties. Brinkley has… Read more »