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RV Savannah overhaul funded

The Georgia General Assembly appropriated $2 million as matching funds to refit of UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography’s Research Vessel Savannah. The appropriation was included in the amended Fiscal Year 2022 state budget signed by Governor Brian Kemp. The $2 million appropriation is only a portion of the cost of the $4.6 million project. The… Read more »

 

UGA Skidaway Institute Hawaii research resumes after pandemic delay

After a pandemic-induced delay of nearly two years, scientists at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography have started their 4-year research project to study how dust in the atmosphere is deposited in the ocean and how that affects chemical and biological processes there. The research team of Clifton Buck, Daniel Ohnemus and Christopher… Read more »

 

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 »

 

UGA Skidaway Institute scientists study microbial chemical warfare

In the battlefield of the microbial ocean, scientists have known for some time that certain bacteria can exude chemicals that kill single-cell marine plants, known as phytoplankton. However, the identification of these chemical compounds and the reason why bacteria are producing these lethal compounds has been challenging. Now, University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography… Read more »

 

Skidaway Institute scientist studies hydrothermal vents, undersea volcano

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Aron Stubbins joined a research cruise this summer to study hydrothermal vents, but what his fellow scientists found was a recently erupted undersea volcano. The Axial Seamount is an undersea volcano located about 250 miles off the Oregon coast and is one of the most active and intensely studied seamounts… Read more »

 

Skidaway Institute scientist studies hydrothermal vents, undersea volcano

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Aron Stubbins joined a research cruise this summer to study hydrothermal vents, but what his fellow scientists found was a recently erupted undersea volcano. The Axial Seamount is an undersea volcano located about 250 miles off the Oregon coast and is one of the most active and intensely studied seamounts… Read more »

 

Back to Alaska!

Hello from Barrow, Alaska! This is Victoria Baylor and Zac Tait, members of the Frischer lab at Skidaway Institute. We are here to collect our final summer season samples and perform some experiments. We arrived safely in Barrow on August 11th after spending most of the 10th traveling and spending a night in Anchorage. The… Read more »

 

Too Cold To Go – January 24, 2011

Marc Frischer continues his account of the challenges of conducting research during the winter on the north coast of Alaska. Another balmy day in Barrow, as I’m writing it is currently 46 below. Our day started with a meeting of the full logistical support team. The main issue of discussion was how cold it was… Read more »