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Online art auction to benefit UGA Marine Institute

Athens, Ga. – The Friends of the University of Georgia Marine Institute is hosting its first online art auction to benefit the Marine Institute on Sapelo Island. Members of The Studio Group, a collection of artists from the Athens area, donated artwork inspired by a weekend spent on Sapelo.

Bidding ends Dec. 5 at noon. To view and bid on the work, see

The Marine Institute, a unit of the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, was founded in 1953 and has been a center of near shore ecological research on salt marsh dominated coastal ecosystems since its inception. UGAMI supports ongoing research by resident and visiting researchers in a broad range of disciplines and provides access and facilities for college classes to experience field research and gain an appreciation of the Georgia coast. The Friends of the Marine Institute helps to promote coastal research and education, improve the Institute’s facilities and foster the ecological stewardship of Sapelo Island.

To learn more about the UGA Marine Institute, see To learn more about the Friends of the Marine Institute, see