scientific research

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 »

 

DolMICROBE completes first full cruise – A blog post

Doliolideers and friends, Our first full DolMICROBE cruise is in the books! After months of waiting, training, and equipment testing, we finally received the green light to mount a full-scale research expedition on the R/V Savannah on April 5 & 6, 2021.The problem has been that, because of COVID-related safety precautions, we have not been… Read more »

 

Evening @ Skidaway examines black gill in shrimp

University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Marc Frischer will discuss his on-going research into black gill in shrimp in an Evening @ Skidaway program on March 12th. The program will be in the McGowan Library at the UGA Skidaway Institute, beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m. to be followed by the lecture… Read more »

 

More cruisin' across the South Pacific

Skidaway Institute scientist Clifton Buck is on a lengthy research cruise in the South Pacific and is blogging about his experience. Ahoy There! Current Position: S 12 0.1067’ W 93 27.6890’ We are now a quarter of the way through our trip and the sun has finally begun to shine. The first two weeks were… Read more »

 

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 »

 

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 scientist working on international research team

Skidaway Institute scientist Stella Berger is spending time in Norway, as part of an interesting project involving an international team of researchers. They are looking at the relationship among carbon dioxide, iron and ultra violet radiation as they relate to the production of phytoplankton in the ocean.  You can read more about it at the… Read more »