plankton

New technology provides new insight into marine life

University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography biologist Adam Greer studies marine life from the bottom up (of the food chain, that is). Greer investigates plankton – organisms between approximately one millimeter to several centimeters in size – adrift in the water column. He uses a new, cutting-edge imaging system that reveals more of this… Read more »

 

New faculty join UGA Skidaway Institute

Two new scientists have joined the faculty of the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. Sara Rivero-Calle is a biological oceanographer whose research focuses on microscopic marine plants known as phytoplankton, and her approach to studying these tiny organisms is cutting-edge.

 

UGA Skidaway Institute researcher receives prestigious fellowship

University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Elizabeth Harvey has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship. Presented by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the fellowship is awarded to early-career scholars representing the most promising scientific researchers. Harvey is joined by 125 other 2019 Sloan Fellows from across the U.S. and Canada. She will… Read more »

 

UGA Skidaway Institute researchers study estuarine grazing activity

At 4 o’clock on a warm, humid August morning, Quintin Diou-Cass stood on a dock at the University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography collecting water samples at low tide from the Skidaway River estuary. Diou-Cass attends Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania and was a summer intern at Skidaway Institute. His water collection will be used… 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 »

 

New imaging lab in the news

There was a nice article in Saturday’s Savannah Morning News regarding a new imaging lab at UGA Skidaway Institute. http://savannahnow.com/news/2017-01-20/automated-microscopes-aid-crucial-ocean-work-skidaway

 

Cruising the North Atlantic in November

Skidaway Institute researcher Elizabeth Harvey is one week into a five-week-long North Atlantic research cruise. Here is the latest post from the cruise blog, including a picture of Liz in the blue parka.