UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researchers may have found a link between shrimp black gill and climate change. Black gill is a condition shrimpers have blamed for devastating their shrimp harvests. It is caused by a single cell parasite. VIDEO
Researchers at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography believe the rise of black gill in Georgia shrimp in recent decades may be linked to climate change, specifically the warmer winters in the region.
The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography entered the fourth year of its black gill research program with a daylong cruise on board the Research Vessel Savannah and the introduction of a new smartphone app that will allow shrimpers to help scientists collect data on the problem. Led by UGA scientists Marc Frischer, Richard… Read more »
This year’s black gill research cruise was held on Thursday, October 19. This is the third year UGA Skidaway Institute scientist Marc Frischer has hosted this cruise, designed to both gather data for his ongoing research, but also to bring various stakeholders together on a common cause. We had beautiful weather and a greata cruise.… Read more »
Dr. Marc Frischer was a guest on the WTKS Radio morning show this morning to talk about black gill in shrimp. Thanks to Bill Edwards and Laura Picone for the invitation. They also taped a second interview which will be aired tomorrow morning. In Savannah, it’s 1290 on the AM dial.
The Savannah Morning News published a nice article over the weekend on the Rivers to Reefs teacher development program produced by Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. Although the Rivers to Reefs is not a Skidaway Institute program, the last day of the experience was on board the Research Vessel Savannah. The ship and Skidaway scientist… Read more »
Here is a nice article by Mary Landers of the Savannah Morning News updating our black gill research.
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
It’s been a month and a half since we completed the fall Black Gill research cruise, but we’re finally getting around to posting a video on the day. Click on the photo to view the video on YouTube.
There was a nice article on the front page of this morning’s, Savannah Morning News. It highlighted three UGA Skidaway Institute research project that have received funding approval from Georgia Sea Grant. You can read it here.