marine debris

Three Skidaway scientists approved for Georgia Sea Grant funding

Three of our scientists have received funding approval for their research from Georgia Sea Grant. Here is the release from UGA. Georgia Sea Grant awards over $800,000 in funding toward coastal research November 12, 2015 Writer: Lee Redding Contact: Mark Risse Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Sea Grant College Program at the University of Georgia… Read more »


Editorial: Skidaway Institute a quiet resource

The Savannah Morning News published a very nice editorial about UGA Skidaway Institute today.


Hunting microplastics on Tybee Island

UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography’s Jay Brandes joined a group of K-12 teachers on an excursion to find microplastics in the beach sand on Tybee Island. The teacher workshop was sponsored by the UGA Marine Extension Service and coordinated by Dodie Sanders. The trip on July 8 generated coverage from two local TV stations (WTOC-TV… Read more »


Nice newspaper article!

Mary Landers from the Savannah Morning News wrote a nice article on our marine plastics project.It appeared on the front page of Sunday’s issue. Thanks, Mary!


News media trip to Wassaw Island

We took several reporters to Wassaw Island this week for a story on marine plastic debris. We’ve seen two TV stories thus far and expect a story in the Savannah Morning News, probably over the weekend.  


Plastics pollution a widespread problem on the Georgia Coast

No part of the Georgia coast is protected from pollution by plastics and other marine debris. That is one finding of a study conducted by Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientists Jay Brandes and Dick Lee. The scientists studied the collection totals from beach clean-up programs by environmental groups like Clean Coast and the Tybee Beautification… Read more »