Science

UGA scientists investigate marine murder mystery

A team of University of Georgia investigators is working on a murder mystery, not your everyday who-done-it, but one in which the investigators are scientists, and the victims are thousands of tiny oyster larvae. The mystery began the in the summer of 2017 at the UGA Shellfish Research Laboratory, a unit of UGA Marine Extension… Read more »

 

Wild Water

UGA Skidaway Institute researcher Dana Savidge is leading a team of oceanographers, including Skidway Institute colleague Catherine Edwards, who are trying to understand the mechanisms that drive the exchange of water between the deep ocean and the narrow continental shelf in the area of the Outer Banks. Their project, Processes Driving Exchange at Cape Hatteras,… Read more »

 

Evening @ Skidaway — Sea Level Rise: Past, Present & Future

Rising sea levels will have major impacts on the people living in coastal counties. Conservative estimates predict a sea level rise or two to four feet by the end of this century, which would drastically change the face of Georgia’s coast. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clark Alexander will present an Evening… Read more »

 

Skidaway Institute researchers probe doliolid secrets

Doliolids are tiny marine animals so transparent they are practically invisible. Yet, these rarely seen and little understood organisms are a major driver of the marine ecosystem on continental shelves around the world. University of Georgia researcher Marc Frischer recently completed a major field study in the South Atlantic Bight on the continental shelf off… Read more »

 

Evening @ Skidaway program examines the ‘other carbon problem’

University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clifton Buck will present an Evening @ Skidaway program to describe the science behind the “other carbon problem” — ocean acidification — on Tuesday, August 14, in the McGowan Library on the University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA 31411). The… Read more »

 

Open Lab Night — July 10

The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will present an “Open Lab Night” as part of its yearlong Evening @ Skidaway series of public programs to celebrate the Institute’s 50th anniversary. On Tuesday, July 10, visitors will have the opportunity to visit informally with scientists in their laboratories. The program will begin with a… Read more »

 

UGA Skidaway Institute scientists publish two papers on Arctic processes

The Arctic is experiencing the effects of climate change faster than anywhere on the planet, yet it is one of the least understood regions, due largely to the difficulty of making observations and collecting samples there. With the support of National Science Foundation funding, two University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientists are studying… Read more »

 

Evening @ Skidaway Open Lab Night

The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will present an “Open Lab Night” as part of its yearlong Evening @ Skidaway series of public programs to celebrate the Institute’s 50th anniversary. On Tuesday, May 15, visitors will have the opportunity to visit informally with scientists in their laboratories. The program will begin with a… Read more »