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February 2017

University of Georgia alumna Shiyu (Rachel) Wang will serve as a 2017 John A. Knauss Marine Policy fellow.
Feb
08

UGA scholar selected for Knauss Fellowship

University of Georgia alumna Shiyu (Rachel) Wang has been awarded the John A. Knauss Marine Policy fellowship for 2017.

Deb Baber describes how high the water was during Hurricane Matthew
Feb
08

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant help coastal communities lower flood insurance rates

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is helping coastal communities become more resilient.

January 2017

Doctoral student Daniel Harris is using drones to study the interaction between salt marsh and oyster reef habitat.
Jan
27

Georgia Sea Grant researcher wins best student presentation award

Odum School of Ecology doctoral student Daniel Harris received the Sea Grant Award for Best Student Presentation at the joint meeting of The Coastal Society and Restore America’s Estuaries held in New Orleans in December. The award was presented by The Coastal Society and the Sea Grant Association.

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Jan
10

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant honored by coastal preservation group

University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant programs and people were recognized at the first awards presentation by 100 Miles, a nonprofit organization working to protect and preserve the Georgia coast.

December 2016

Map of Coastal Septic Tank Inventory
Dec
19

Septic tank inventory will help keep water safe for coastal residents

A comprehensive, electronic inventory of septic systems will help officials in coastal Georgia counties locate and manage failing systems that are a threat to ground water.

 
Dec
12

New video focuses on importance of sustainable land use in coastal Georgia

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant worked with undergraduate students at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) to create an animated video about sustainable land use in coastal Georgia.

November 2016

Seafood industry professionals attend a HACCP training in Brunswick, Ga.
Nov
28

Georgia’s seafood is safe, thanks to UGA

Whether you buy fresh fish from the local market or order oysters on the half-shell in a restaurant, you can be sure that your seafood has been handled safely by Georgia wholesalers.

Permeable pavement in a parking lot in Savannah, GA.
Nov
28

Project will identify innovative stormwater management in coastal Georgia

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is helping create an inventory of low impact development stormwater practices along the coast to use as examples for future projects.

Marine educator Dodie Sanders explains how to analyze water samples for microplastics to eighth grade students from St. Andrew's School.
Nov
23

Program educates students about the impacts of marine debris to the coastal ecosystem

About 80 students and teachers from four coastal area schools know a bit more about microplastics and the impact they can have on sea life, thanks to a program launched by Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant and funded by the Landings Landlovers, Inc.

Paul Wildes, third-year law student and Sea Grant Legal Program Fellow
Nov
22

Sea Grant Legal Fellows Tackle Important Environmental Policy Issues on the Coast

The Georgia Sea Grant Legal Program offers students at the UGA School of Law the opportunity to work with legal and policy experts to address challenging environmental questions facing policymakers in coastal Georgia communities.

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Nov
17

Hundreds turn out to raise money for oyster hatchery

An oyster roast on the banks of the Skidaway River drew more than 200 people on a perfect fall night to celebrate and raise money for Georgia's first oyster hatchery.

Nov
17

Georgia Sea Grant seeks applicants for 2018 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The Georgia Sea Grant College Program is taking applications for the 2018 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, which places graduate students for a year in various executive and legislative branch offices throughout Washington, D.C.

September 2016

Captain Lindsey Parker works with partners in the commercial fishing industry.
Sep
26

For 35 years, boat captain Lindsey Parker has been a resource for Georgia fishermen

Captain Lindsey Parker has served UGA as a marine resource specialist, a fisheries extension agent, and captain of the University’s research vessel, the R/V Georgia Bulldog for 35 years.

Staff capture fishes in the net on the living shoreline during high tide, then count and measure at low tide.
Sep
24

Do living shorelines enhance habitat? Study will find out.

Learn about important research by UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant to better understand the benefits of living shorelines.

Jenna Jambeck, associate professor of environmental engineering at UGA, has been selected for a Faculty Fellowship with UGA’s Office of Public Service and Outreach.
Sep
24

Engineering professor studies marine debris alongside Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant

Jenna Jambeck, associate professor of environmental engineering at UGA, will collaborate with water quality program coordinator Katy Smith on a marine debris project funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Kayla Clark teaches students about blue crabs during one of UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium's summer marine science camps.
Sep
24

New coordinator will help develop more educational programs on the coast

Kayla Clark is UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s new public programs coordinator. In her role, she will work with staff and faculty to introduce new public programs for educators, K-12 students, and the general public.

2016-2017 Georgia Sea Grant Education Interns (from left to right): Hannah Edwards, Kira Krall, McKenna Lyons, and Hannah Kittler
Sep
22

Sea Grant interns will spend a year learning and teaching about Georgia’s coastal ecosystems

Four recent college graduates have been awarded one-year marine education internships with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant.

Visitors get a close-up look at marine live at the UGA Aquarium.
Sep
07

Skidaway Marine Science Day scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22

An afternoon of activities, tours and talks will make Skidaway Marine Science Day a can’t-miss event for all ages on Saturday, Oct. 22.

August 2016

Omar Barton (far right), a senior attending A.E. Beach High School, works in the field with members of the Shellfish Research Lab as part of his Summer 500 Internship.
Aug
22

High School Students Spend Summer Break Caring for Marine Animals and Growing Oysters

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grants hosts two interns as part of the City of Savannah's Summer 500 Program.

Women in Marine Science campers looks for dolphins in the Skidaway River
Aug
21

Women in Marine Science Spend a Week at the Coast

Twenty-two campers attend the Women in Marine Science Camp offered by the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island.

UGA student George Summers develops technical designs and specifications for stormwater development projects as part of a stormwater program internship.
Aug
21

Undergrad Lends a Hand at the Brunswick Station

UGA student George Summers develops technical designs and specifications for stormwater development projects as part of his summer internship.

The U.S. Department of Defense honored Marie Scoggins with the Seven Seals Award.
Aug
21

UGA Employee Receives Seven Seals Award

Marie Scoggins, administration financial director at UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, is awarded the Seven Seals Award.

Director Mark Risse provides an overview of UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant's programs and current projects.
Aug
21

Georgia Sea Grant Develops a Four Year Plan

Geogia Sea Grant holds two-day Research Symposium and Strategic Planning Retreat as part of the strategic planning process.

Emily Woodward joins UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant as the new public relations coordinator.
Aug
21

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant Welcomes Emily Woodward

Emily Woodward joins UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant as the new public relations coordinator.

July 2016

Jul
01

2016 Summer-Fall Internship

Inventory of Acoustically Active Families/Species in the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Hosted by the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant

June 2016

Jun
28

June Update from the Director: Thank you for your ongoing support!

Mark Risse, director of UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, keeps us updated on what's happening with our programs throughout the state.

Participants and teachers from the May 25, 2016 seafood HACCP course sponsored by UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant.
Jun
28

Seafood training helps Georgia food companies stay in business

Fourteen employees from nine seafood wholesalers attended a seafood Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) course sponsored by UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. HACCP is a preventive system of controlling food safety hazards, which is mandated for seafood processors.

Jun
28

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant welcome Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown is UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s new stormwater specialist in Brunswick. In her role, Brown would like to see the stormwater program grow, especially on the coast, and become a local and statewide resource for sound science and engineering solutions.

Jun
28

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant launch EcoScapes website

With gardening season in full bloom, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant are launching the EcoScapes website, dedicated to the promotion of sustainable landscaping and land use development practices.

R/V Georgia Bulldog crew member Truck McIver educates one of the GEDA participants about the specimens collected during the group’s trawl.
Jun
28

Brunswick station hosts economic developers

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant hosted the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) at its facility to learn about the economic importance of Georgia’s coast and how the university is helping to support coastal communities.

May 2016

Paul Wolff shares with participants about UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s coastal resiliency efforts.
May
10

PSO Leadership Academy takes a trip to the Georgia Coast

Participants visited the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium and the UGA Shellfish Research Laboratory on Skidaway Island.

April 2016

Risse stayed busy this month with visits to our aquarium and oyster hatchery, as well as attending several large regional meetings.
Apr
25

April Update from the Director: Thank you for your ongoing support!

Mark Risse, director of UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, keeps us updated on what's happening with our programs throughout the state.

Brian Crawford collects data from a female terrapin rescued on the Jekyll Island Causeway.
Apr
21

UGA Marine Extension and Warnell School select Brian Crawford as 2016 E.L. Cheatum Award recipient

Crawford honored for his work involving diamondback terrapins on Georgia barrier islands

Volunteers help bag oyster shells at the Burton 4-H Center on April 9. (Photo credit: Paul Coote)
Apr
20

Oyster bagging event held for living shoreline on Tybee Island

Nearly 50 volunteers helped assemble almost 3,000 bags, about a third of the number needed to complete a living shoreline.

Lisa Gentit shows guests aboard the R/V Georgia Bulldog how to use a shrimp net during the 48th Darien Blessing of the Fleet event.
Apr
18

R/V Georgia Bulldog featured at Darien Blessing of the Fleet Festival

Over 1500 people came aboard the research vessel during the first full day of the festival.

Katy Smith (far left) pictured with two other recipients of the NSDAR award for
Apr
15

Katy Smith recognized for service to community and efforts in conservation

Katy Smith was recognized for the community outreach and cigarette litter prevention program, "This is Litter Too."

Viewers watch the opening film,
Apr
13

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant sponsor fourth annual Jekyll Island Green Screen

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant are co-sponsors of the event, which is free and open to the public.

Ben Carswell stands on Jekyll Point, located at the southern end of Jekyll Island. (Photo credit: Ben Carswell)
Apr
11

Knauss Fellowship alumni feature: Ben Carswell, 2011 Knauss fellow

A former Georgia Sea Grant Knauss fellow, long-standing outreach partner and current advisory board member, Carswell says that his collaborations with Georgia Sea Grant have been influential in helping him get to where he is today.

March 2016

The Living Shoreline base layer at the Burton 4-H Center
Mar
22

Living shoreline on Tybee Island moves toward completion

Living shorelines mimic the natural environment to help protect property and create essential habitat for marine animals and other wildlife.

Earlier this year, director Mark Risse attended
Mar
22

March Update from the Director: Sea Grant’s 50th Anniversary

Mark Risse, director of UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, shares the accomplishments of both the National and the Georgia Sea Grant programs.

STEM educators conduct research and explore the barrier islands of Georgia with the help of this grant.
Mar
21

Apply now for UGA Marine Extension’s 2016 Georgia Shore Program

The program provides for up to 16 teachers to stay at the UGA Marine Extension dormitory for two weeks to explore and conduct research on the Georgia estuarine and barrier island systems.

The Board of Visitors meeting in Atlanta, Georgia
Mar
18

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant participate in UGA Board of Visitors meeting

The board meets four times a year to learn about UGA's accomplishments in teaching, research and service.

Mar
16

EcoScapes Program featured in Georgia Urban Forest Council’s 2016 issue of SHADE magazine

The article, "Green Infrastructure and the Stormwater Connection," features EcoScapes manager Keren Giovengo and her presentation at the Georgia Urban Forest Council's 25th Annual Conference last November.

Mar
03

Sea Grant celebrates its 50th anniversary

The Sea Grant program reaches every coastal and Great Lakes state, as well as Puerto Rico and Guam.

February 2016

From left to right: Christy Trowbridge, KGIB, Katy Smith, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, and Lea King Badyna, KGIB.
Feb
25

Keep Golden Isles Beautiful, partnering with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, earns award

The goals of "This is Litter Too" are to raise awareness about the harmful effects of cigarette litter and encourage environmental stewardship among smokers.

Georgia Sea Grant education interns hosted the second annual Youth Ocean Conservation Summit (from left to right) Kayla Clark, Caitlin Shea-Vantine, Jessica Hernandez and Yesenia Feliciano.
Feb
17

Second annual Youth Ocean Conservation Summit is a success

The summit empowers students with the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to successfully implement ocean conservation projects in their local communities.

Student scholars enjoy an educational boat ride during the cohort’s October trip to the coast.
Feb
15

UGA Marine Extension welcomes Public Service and Outreach student scholars

The Student Scholars program, run by the Office of Service-Learning, engages undergraduate students with PSO’s mission to improve communities and the daily lives of Georgians.

Mona Behl and Kelly Spratt were excited for a tour of the Skidaway River to Wassaw Island.
Feb
10

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant celebrate and plan for 2016 at annual meeting

The organizations celebrated the year's accomplishments, toured the UGA Oyster Hatchery and explored the Skidaway River to Wassaw Sound.

Guests will have a chance to attend a curated poster session and ask questions of researchers
Feb
05

Green Screen returns with award-winning line up

While Green Screen is free and open to the public, tickets are required this year and seating is limited. Get your tickets now!

Lefty at two weeks old
Feb
04

Lefty the loggerhead joins the UGA Aquarium

A loggerhead sea turtle, Lefty hatched on September 18, 2015 on Ossabaw Island. He arrived at the UGA Aquarium with a weak front left flipper, but is now doing well.

January 2016

Summer camp students paddle through Ebenzer Creek with UGA Marine Education and Aquarium staff and interns
Jan
28

Registration for 2016 Summer Marine Science Camp opens online Feb. 15

Camp session registration is online only this year!

Keren Giovengo receiving the Keep Golden Isles Beautiful
Jan
26

EcoScapes demonstration garden receives Keep Golden Isles Beautiful Clean Sweep award

The quarterly award goes to local businesses and nonprofit organizations that "go above an beyond to keep their outside premises clean and attractive."

Members of the Georgia Shrimper’s Association at Georgia Coastal and Sportsmen’s Day. From left to right, Kathi and Richard Puterbaugh (Richard is president of GA Shrimper’s Association), Garlana and Pat Mathews (Lazaretta Packing, Savannah).
Jan
20

UGA takes part in Georgia Coastal and Sportsmen’s Day

The annual event, which takes place at the Georgia State Capitol, gives those concerned with fishing, hunting and coastal conservation issues an opportunity to dialog with state legislators.

Visitors get to board the R/V Sea Dawg at the UGA Aquarium.
Jan
20

UGA Aquarium named Savannah Local Favorite 2015

The UGA Aquarium was picked as a favorite by The Culture Trip, a global online magazine featuring art, culture, food and travel destinations.

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant director Mark Risse makes the cover of the special edition of Current
Jan
15

UGA Public Service and Outreach sponsors special edition of Journal of Marine Education

Published four times per year, Current explores the latest in marine and aquatic education research, ocean literacy, classroom and free-choice learning activities, marine science, art, maritime history and literature.

3rd graders from May Howard Elementary School learn about living shorelines during a trip to Savannah.
Jan
13

UGA Marine Extension educates elementary school students on living shorelines

Living shorelines help protect shorelines from erosion, safeguard coastal properties and provide habitat for marine life and wildlife.

December 2015

The Georgia Coastal Research Council (GCRC) was established in 2002 as a forum for the integration of science and management in the state of Georgia.
Dec
22

Georgia Coastal Research Council hosts sixth biennial colloquium

The colloquium gives scientists and resource managers a forum to build meaningful relationships.

The UGA Aquarium houses many species of fish and reptiles, including the dangerous, but beautiful, lionsfish.
Dec
16

Become a Friend of the UGA Aquarium

Friends of the UGA Aquarium help us reach thousands of children and adults through education initiatives.

Fluech has years of experience working with recreational fisheries, fish houses, crabbers and catch and release programs.
Dec
15

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant welcome Bryan Fluech

The new associate director at the Brunswick facility brings with him over 10 years of experience in extension and Sea Grant programs.

Hatchery employees check on the growing oysters. Photo credit: Dylan Wilson
Dec
15

UGA Marine Extension launches state’s first oyster hatchery

By 2018, the hatchery is expected to produce millions of baby oysters, which in turn will be worth $1.6 million dollars when harvested.

Students explore the turtle tanks in the Marine Education Center
Dec
02

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant kick off first Student Onboarding event

The "Student Onboarding" event gives new student hires a behind-the-scenes look at the facilities and programs of UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant.

November 2015

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant employees often conduct trainings, seminars and workshops to educate and train residents of coastal communities.
Nov
23

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant designated NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors

Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors play an important role in strengthening a community's resilience in the face of extreme weather.

Mark Risse accepting his U.S. Patriot Award from Joel Seymour
Nov
20

UGA Marine Extension receives third U.S. Patriot Award

UGA Marine Extension director Mark Risse is the organization’s third staff member this year to be honored by the U.S. Department of Defense with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award.

Visitors tour the Research Vessel Savannah
Nov
17

Skidaway Marine Science Day draws 1,500 people

The free event gives the public a behind-the-scenes look at the aquarium's animals and facilities

Director Mark Risse was part of the Georgia team who mapped the flooding using the new smartphone app
Nov
12

UGA tracks flooding during three of highest ten tides on record for Savannah area

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant use the latest technology to enhance coastal community awareness of flooding trouble spots

The parasite, known as shrimp Black Gill (sBG), has been troubling Georgia shrimpers for years.
Nov
10

Georgia Sea Grant awards over $800,000 in funding toward coastal research

The research projects will focus on environmental and economic issues that directly affect Georgia coastal stakeholders.

Participants at this October's 2015 Basic Seafood HACCP training course
Nov
09

UGA training enables Georgia seafood processors to operate

HAACP training is critical in preventing fish-attributed food-borne illnesses

Anne Lindsay receives the Patriot Award from Col. Ed Wexler. Pictured left to right are: SMSgt Scott Saxon, Col. Ed Wexler, Anne Lindsay, and ADC Commander Col. Emmanuel Haldopoulous. Photo: Catherine Hopkins, ESGR Volunteer
Nov
05

UGA Marine Extension receives second U.S. Patriot Award

Anne Lindsay honored for creating a supportive work environment for a member of the Air National Guard

Georgia Sea Grant internship director Mare Timmons conducts a live mini-experiment at the conference
Nov
04

Timmons presents at Georgia Association of Marine Education conference

Timmons' presentation highlighted the many resources teachers can access through UGA Marine Extension outreach programs

Public service assistant Mary Sweeney-Reeves speaks with students about their research at Islands High School.  (Photo taken by Debbie Bennett).
Nov
02

UGA Marine Extension provides expertise in Legacy Research Program at Islands High School

The Legacy Research Program enables high school seniors to pass on their research to the next class of seniors after their graduate

October 2015

Mona Behl (bottom left) with participants of 2015-2016 PSO Leadership Academy
Oct
30

Mona Behl selected to participate in 2015 - 2016 PSO Leadership Academy

Behl is one of 17 participants in this year's academy

Former NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco and Galen Kaufman, 2010-2011 Knauss Fellow from the University of Georgia
Oct
28

2017 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Application Now Open!

Applications are due to Georgia Sea Grant by February 12, 2016, for the 2017 National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Former Georgia Sea Grant communications graduate assistant Lacey Avery (second panelist on the left) speaks to students at the University of Georgia about pursuing a career at the CDC.
Oct
23

Prepping a future workforce for careers at the CDC

Former Georgia Sea Grant communications graduate assistant Lacey Avery returned to the University of Georgia on October 6 to mentor students interested in pursuing careers at The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

King tides can bring flooding to coastal areas such as Tybee Island
Oct
22

UGA Marine Extension to measure flooding levels during king tide

As part of a regional effort to monitor coastal flooding, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant staff will use a new smartphone app for flood mapping

Oct
16

University of Georgia collaborates with multi-state team on Rain Garden app

EcoScapes, a UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant program, developed and contributed a native plant database for the new app

Interns participate in shark identification training. Pictured left to right are: Caitlin Shea-Vantine, Yesenia Feliciano, Jessica Hernandez and Kayla Clark
Oct
15

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant welcome 2015-2016 marine education interns

This year's group of interns brings a breadth knowledge and experience to the Marine Education Center and Aquarium

CoastFest attendees smile for the camera while stuffing their sacks with educational goodies from the MAREX/Sea Grant marine debris display.
Oct
09

UGA Marine Extension joins the party at Coastfest 2015

The annual event brings in thousands of coastal residents and features organizations, such as UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, intent on preserving the natural resources of coastal Georgia.

Georgia Sea Grant is working with harvesters and local fishermen to help spur the growth of Georgia's fisheries
Oct
08

Georgia Sea Grant connects coastal fishermen with inland markets

Earlier this year, Georgia Sea Grant launched a revamped and expanded version of the Georgia Seafood Directory, a free voluntary listing of companies licensed to sell seafood in Georgia.

Devin Dumont, the UGA Aquarium Curator, and Lisa Olenderski, the Assistant Curator, stand with the UGA Aquarium's lionfish tank at the benefit
Oct
05

“A Fishy Affair” benefit features lionfish tank from UGA Aquarium

The sold out event, a benefit for the Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, served the dangerous, but delicious lionfish as its main course

Flooding is expected along the East Coast due to heavy rains and storm surge from Hurricane Joaquin. This comes after flooding earlier this week from the supermoon lunar eclipse. (Photo: Kelly Patton)
Oct
02

UGA to participate in multi-state flood watch during Hurricane Joaquin

As states along the East Coast anticipate heavy rainfall over the next few days, scientists from Florida to Maryland, including the University of Georgia, are partnering to gather data about the extent of flooding and storm surge along the Atlantic coast.

The lionfish in its tank at the UGA Aquarium
Oct
01

UGA Marine Extension educates on invasive lionfish

Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary is home to loggerhead turtles and hundreds of species of fish, including the not-so-welcome lionfish

September 2015

Working waterfronts include waterfront lands, waterfront infrastructures and waterways that are used for water-dependent activities, such as ports, marinas, small recreational boat harbors, fishing docks and hundreds of other places across the country.
Sep
30

4th Annual National Working Waterfronts & Waterways Symposium to be held in Tampa, Florida

Attendees can connect with stakeholders from around the country and discover new solutions for their waterfront issues

An oyster reef community within a coastal creek
Sep
28

New educational programs piloted to investigate sustainable oyster aquaculture

Program to focus on importance of oyster reef communities and sustainable aquaculture practices

Partnering with UGA Marine Extension, Georgia Sea Grant, and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, the City of Tybee Island will save property owners nearly $1 million this year, due to their advancement from a Class 7 to a Class 5 community
Sep
28

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant help coastal communities lower flood insurance rates

Property owners can save thousands if their communities enter the CRS program

Maite Ghazaleh, Ph.D. student at UGA's College of Public Health, processes samples in the UGA Marine Extension microbiological laboratory in Brunswick, Georgia
Sep
23
Rep. Chuck Williams meets Rider the loggerhead sea turtle in a behind-the-scene tour of the UGA aquarium, run by Marine Extension in the Office of Public Service and Outreach
Sep
21

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant co-host Environmental Academy for state legislators

Legislators toured the UGA aquarium and the UGA Skidaway Island Institute of Oceanography, among other activities

A loggerhead sea turtle, the subject of the collaborative project
Sep
14

UGA Aquarium collaborates on student research

Research goals include enhancing current enrichment practices and conducting behavioral studies

Students being led through a black gill simulation activity
Sep
07

Researchers get involved in UGA Marine Extension’s summer camps

Children participated in hands-on activities and toured the oyster hatchery during their week-long camp experience

Children learn about marine creatures at the touchtanks at the UGA Aquarium.
Sep
01

Skidaway Marine Sciences Day to feature Georgia’s first oyster hatchery

The oyster hatchery should contribute to a more sustainable and diverse aquaculture industry along Georgia's coast.

August 2015

Aug
31

UGA Septic System Challenge Video Receives National Gold Award

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, the UGA Marine Extension and the Georgia Department of Public Health collaborated on the 12-minute video which focuses on teaching the general public how to maintain septic systems.

Aug
20

UGA Aquarium Adds Innovative Underwater Camera System

The University of Georgia Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island has implemented a new underwater camera in our exhibits.

Aug
13

Georgia Sea Grant research featured in new video on black gill in Georgia shrimp

UGA Skidaway Institute produces informational video on black gill.

Aug
06

EcoScapes program hosts lectures on bats and white-nose syndrome

In North America, more than 6 million bats have been killed by the fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome.

Marie Scoggins receives the Patriot award from Brig. Gen. Joel Seymour.
Aug
03

UGA employee receives U.S. Patriot Award

Marie Scoggins honored for extraordinary efforts to provide a supportive work environment to National Guard or Reserve members.

July 2015

Sinkey Boone, inventor of the original turtle excluding grid, and his family have been part of Georgia’s shrimp fishery for generations. Sinkey designed the Georgia Jumper Big Boy Turtle Excluder Device, which reduces bycatch and protects endangered sea turtles from being caught in shrimping nets.
Jul
29

UGA Marine Extension receives grant for film project highlighting Georgia’s coastal history

The documentary will feature the maritime cultural history of commercial fishing along the Georgia coast.

The Advisory Board for UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant provided feedback to Georgia Sea Grant's site review team.
Jul
14

Georgia Sea Grant passes review by National Sea Grant College Program

The five-year review is mandated by the U.S. Congress for all Sea Grant programs.

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Jul
11

GCE Schoolyard program explores Sapelo Island

The GCE Schoolyard program immerses K-12 science and math teachers in hands-on research activities in the field.

Laura Early, Jennafer Malek and Yuntao Wang
Jul
02

UGA graduate students selected for Knauss Fellowships

Ecology and marine science students were nominated by Georgia Sea Grant.