May 14, 2015 | Research News
Further assessment needed of dispersants used in response to oil spills
New commentary in Nature Reviews Microbiology by Samantha Joye of the University of Georgia and her colleagues argues for further in-depth assessments of the impacts of dispersants on microorganisms to guide their use in response to future oil spills.
May 7, 2015 | General News
UGA Marine Extension launches Georgia Seafood Directory
A revamped online seafood directory that aims to help Georgia consumers and retailers gain better access to fresh Georgia seafood is being launched by the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, units of the Office of Public Service and Outreach.
May 4, 2015 | Research News
Threatened reef-building corals have diverse symbiotic algae partners, UGA study finds
Continued University of Georgia research on the threatened Caribbean reef-building coral, Orbicella faveolata, finds that latitudinal patterns play a key role in the type of symbiotic algae that the coral associates with.
May 1, 2015 | Research News
Ocean fronts improve climate and fishery production, UGA study finds
A recent study by the University of Georgia found that ocean fronts—separate regions of warm and cool water as well as salt and fresh water—act to increase production in the ocean.
April 28, 2015 | Events on Campus
Evening at Skidaway examines black gill in shrimp
In recent years, Georgia shrimpers have been very concerned about black gill, a mysterious condition affecting the coastal shrimp population, and one many shrimpers believe may be largely responsible for reduced shrimp harvests. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Marc Frischer is leading a research project involving scientists, regulators and shrimpers from three states in an effort to determine the cause, effects and possible solutions to the black gill problem.
April 23, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Engineering to host screening of ‘eXXpedition’ at Cine
For someone who spends much of her time studying the flow of plastic waste into the world's oceans, Jenna Jambeck's first excursion on a sailboat came just last year: a 19-day trans-Atlantic voyage with a crew of 13 other women. The voyage is chronicled in the documentary film "eXXpedition," which will be screened April 27 at 7 p.m. at Ciné, 234 W. Hancock Ave.
April 16, 2015 | Research News
Five years after oil spill, UGA’s Samantha Joye still leading research in the Gulf
Five years ago, on April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil well drilling platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. The ensuing Macondo well blowout resulted in the discharge of around 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf. The University of Georgia's Samantha Joye was one of the first scientists to investigate the disaster to document its impact on the Gulf ecosystem.
March 11, 2015 | General News
UGA awards sustainability grants to fund student projects
The University of Georgia Office of Sustainability has awarded $43,000 to fund 11 interdisciplinary student projects through its annual Campus Sustainability Grants Program. The program, funded by student green fees, provides financial and staff resources to implement student-initiated projects that further the university's sustainability goals.
March 10, 2015 | Events on Campus
Scientists to share latest research on coastal Georgia’s environmental challenges
Scientists from across the state will share how research is addressing coastal Georgia's most critical environmental and economic issues at the Georgia Coastal Research Council Symposium, on March 16 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Held at the University of Georgia Marine Extension facility in Brunswick (715 Bay St., Brunswick), the event will highlight research funded by Georgia Sea Grant and Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Coastal Incentive Grants.
March 5, 2015 | Research News
Nutrient pollution damages streams in ways previously unknown, ecologists find
An important food resource has been disappearing from streams without anyone noticing until now.
February 18, 2015 | Research News
UGA researchers identify, name toxic cyanobacteria killing American bald eagles
University of Georgia researchers have formally identified and named toxic cyanobacteria that have been killing American bald eagles across the Southeast.
February 18, 2015 | Research News
UGA researchers to use crowdsourcing to track harmful algal blooms in Georgia’s lakes
In August 2014, dangerous levels of a toxin produced by harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie compromised the water supply in Toledo, Ohio, as well as many other smaller cities and towns. The bloom, spawned by large concentrations of cyanobacteria that occur naturally in all ecosystems, produced toxins that have broad implications for human health.
February 16, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA presents environmental films in third annual Jekyll Island Green Screen
The University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will air some of this year's top environmental films at the Jekyll Island Green Screen on Feb. 21 from 4-8 p.m.
February 3, 2015 | Research News
UGA study finds high marine debris, need for standardized reporting along Georgia coast
University of Georgia researchers are hoping to find a consistent way to record the marine debris—particularly pieces of plastic—crowding Georgia's beaches as part of an effort to find a solution for the growing problem.
January 5, 2015 | Events on Campus
Registration open for UGA College of Veterinary Medicine’s VetCAMP 2015
Thanks to the University of Georgia's VetCAMP program, high school students have the opportunity to explore the field of veterinary medicine before they start college classes.