research

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.  

 

Teachers at sea

It has been a busy summer on board the R/V Savannah. One cruise involved some teachers, who blogged about their experience. This is fairly interesting.

 

Stubbins joins Arctic cruise

Skidaway Institute scientist Aron Stubbins has spent the last couple of months working in Germany. He reports in on a cruise he is about to join. I’m off to the Arctic on Germany research vessel Polarstern. I will be collecting samples to determine the export of dissolved black carbon from the Arctic to the Atlantic… Read more »

 

Skidaway Institute researchers published in international journal

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientists Jens Nejstgaard and Stella Berger are part of a 21-member, international team of researchers whose paper was recently published in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. The object of the research was to observe the effects of different light levels on the behavior of microscopic marine organisms. The… Read more »

 

We had a great open house!

We had beautiful weather and a great turnout for our open house, Skidaway Marine Science Day, last Saturday. If you did not attend, here are some pictures to whet your appetite for next year.