Science

Cutting edge survey charts Georgia’s artificial reefs

 Beginning in 1970, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources built a series of artificial reefs to provide habitat for marine life. However, until recently, there were gaps in some of the key information about those reefs, such as the precise locations of the materials placed on the bottom and water depth over the materials. Now,… Read more »

 

Plastic pollution to be focus of Evening @ Skidaway, Nov. 9

Plastic pollution has become a defining characteristic of mankind’s imprint on the environment in this century. UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Jay Brandes will explore the issue of plastic pollution in the coastal environment in a virtual Evening @ Skidaway program, “The Ocean’s Plastic Problem – A Very 21st Century Pollutant,” presented via YouTube… Read more »

 

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 »

 

Hurricanes and tsunamis the focus of Evening @ Skidaway program

Earthquakes are everyday occurrences around the world but represent a fundamental force that is reconfiguring the shape of the land and oceans. UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Clark Alexander explore the science of earthquakes in a virtual Evening @ Skidaway program “I’m all shook up – earthquakes and tsunamis” presented via YouTube on Tuesday,… Read more »

 

Black gill in shrimp the focus of Evening @ Skidaway program

If you have been shrimping or purchased local head-on shrimp, you have probably encountered shrimp black gill, which many area shrimpers blame for declining shrimp harvests. UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Marc Frischer will explore the causes and consequences of black gill in a virtual Evening @ Skidaway program, “Climate Change and Shrimp Black… Read more »

 

Bumpy Seas and Birthdays

by Anita Minniefield Research Professional This cruise got off to a rocky start with higher than anticipated waves, sending the science crew (me) into the throws of sickness. Even though this was my fourth cruise, it was my first time getting sea sick on the R/V Savannah. I spent a lot of time on the… Read more »

 

UGA Skidaway Institute and NOAA join forces to improve hurricane forecasts

Scientists from the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are working together to operate a team of uncrewed marine vehicles to improve hurricane forecasts. Autonomous underwater vehicles, or “gliders,” operated by UGA Skidaway Institute, are working in conjunction with NOAA-operated Saildrone Explorers travelling on the ocean surface.

 

Evening @ Skidaway – “The Secret Life of Ocean Critters” May 18

Studying marine animals can be incredibly difficult, and the smaller the creature, the more difficult it can be. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Adam Greer will examine the challenges and some new, high-tech solutions in a virtual Evening @ Skidaway program, “The Secret Life of Ocean Critters,” via YouTube on Tuesday, May… Read more »