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.
In August of last year, a tiny loggerhead sea turtle was born on Ossabaw Island. Unlike his brothers and sisters, he wasn’t able make his way to the ocean. Fortunately for this one baby loggerhead, he was rescued by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Having determined the young turtle would not survive on… Read more »
A team of Skidaway Institute scientists visited Ossawbaw Island this week. One of the main reasons for the trip was to perform some maintenance on the Barrier Island Network. Skidaway Institute is one of a group of organizations developing a network of cameras and sensors that will turn the island into a remote laboratory for… Read more »