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 »
Cruise Log – June 29-30, 2021 – DolMICROBE 09: “Who needs sleep?”—On being chief scientist and sampling post- tropical storm
by Laura M. Treible The past few months have felt like a whirlwind! In June we had two cruises, one at the beginning and one at the end of the month. Marc was going to be out of town for the late June cruise, so I had the opportunity to act as Chief Scientist in… Read more »
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 »
Researchers at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography have partnered with the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) and others in an ambitious project to use a dedicated nanosatellite to study ocean color. The nanosatellite, the SeaHawk-1 CubeSat, is about the size of a loaf of bread and weighs less than 11 pounds.… Read more »
Cruise Log May 11 – 12, 2021 – DolMICROBE07 ‘We saw the phytoplankton, but we couldn’t see the phytoplankton’
by Jeremy E. Schreier UGA Marine Sciences Ph.D. Student It would not be field work without having to quickly adapt to rapidly changing scenarios – uncertainty always looming around the corner. A deteriorating weather forecast predicted rough seas not ideal for sampling, yet weather is not enough to completely stop scientific research.
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 »
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 »
You don’t have to be a professional scientist with an advanced degree to make a meaningful contribution to scientific research. That is one conclusion of a recent paper by Dorothea Sanders, an educator at the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, and UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Jay Brandes. The article… Read more »
A new equipment system is providing researchers at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography greater capability to study the extremely rare, but essential chemicals in the ocean.
UGA Skidaway Institute director Clark Alexander was interviewed by a crew from the PBS series “Changing Seas” for a program focused on salt marshes.