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Warming climate may release vast amounts of carbon from long-frozen Arctic soils

Savannah, Ga. – While climatologists are carefully watching carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, another group of scientists is exploring a massive storehouse of carbon that has the potential to significantly affect the climate change picture. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Aron Stubbins is part of a team investigating how ancient carbon,… Read more »

 

Black gill TV story

We had a cruise yesterday that had two purposes — to collect data and samples for the black gill research project, and also to provide  a group of K-12 teachers an up-close-and-personal look at marine field research. We also had two TV reporters along. Here is the report from WTOC’s Marla Rooker. http://www.wtoc.com/story/32211236/black-gill-continues-to-impact-georgia-shrimp  

 

Nice article on black gill research

We had a nice article on the front page of the Savannah Morning News this week. The article dealt with our recent black gill research cruise.

 

New R/V Savannah video

We just completed a new video on our Research Vessel Savannah. It is posted on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHfr05N8a9U

 

Deepwater Horizon oil spill prompts Skidaway Institute research

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is the impetus behind a research project at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography to study the effects of spilled oil on blue crabs and grass shrimp. The project is looking at two forms of oil. The first, emulsified oil, is an oil-water mixture produced… Read more »

 

Skidaway Institute crew wins top customer service award

The crew of Skidaway Institute of Oceanography’s Research Vessel Savannah has been honored with the Gold Award in the Chancellor’s Customer Service Recognition Awards. The crew won the award in the team category in a competition among all 36 institutions in the University System of Georgia for year ending June 30, 2012. The 92-foot, ocean-going… Read more »

 

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.