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UGA new faculty get a tour of the state

After a two-year hiatus, the University of Georgia New Faculty Tour returned this year with 26 new employees spending four days traveling across Georgia and learning about the state’s economic, geographic, social and cultural diversity. The tour passed through 13 cities… Full story

UGA helps coastal communities mitigate flooding by creating rain gardens to siphon water

The highest property in the Urbana-Perry Park neighborhood in Brunswick, Ga., sits just 10 feet above sea level. Homeowners William and Bonnie Kitts have lived there for nine years. “This is actually my wife’s father’s grandfather’s home that he grew… Full story

If students can’t get to the coast, UGA brings the coast to them

For more than 50 years, educators at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island have hosted pre-K-12 grade students for hands-on programs about the coastal environment. This year, those educators are taking the show on the road…. Full story

Make way for oysters

UGA helps coastal communities plan for a resurgence in Georgia’s oyster industry Is an oyster livestock? What exactly are the potential land-based components of marine oyster farms? Where might these activities be located, and how can communities adjust their land… Full story

Trawling for trash: Using recycled shrimp nets to remove marine debris

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant has come up with a creative way to clean up the  Georgia coast and provide financial support to local commercial shrimpers whose income was limited during the pandemic. Through Trawl to Trash, funded… Full story

UGA seafood pitch competition aims to boost coastal economy

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is looking for innovative ideas to help individuals and businesses in the seafood industry recover from economic disruptions created by the COVID-19 pandemic. “What’s the Hook?” is a seafood pitch competition, funded by… Full story

UGA creates stormwater management tools to help reduce flooding in coastal communities

Fact sheets, checklists and a video created by faculty at the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant are helping coastal communities invest in green infrastructure that protect areas from flooding and pollution from stormwater runoff. In the… Full story

UGA, fishing industry expand market, protect whales

The University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is working with commercial fishermen to test advanced gear that could expand their catch and protect endangered North Atlantic right whales, like the one found dead off the coast of… Full story

Grant boosts development of novel food products from jellyfish

UGA food scientists and marine extension experts received a nearly $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop food products from cannonball jellyfish, which could boost economic growth on the Georgia coast. Kevin Mis Solval, a food science… Full story

Georgia K-12 students have real-time virtual access to UGA’s marine education curriculum

On the deck of the Sea Dawg, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s 43-foot research vessel, Marine Educator Dodie Sanders sets up her computer, webcam and teaching props, which include live fish, corals and a stingray. She introduces herself through… Full story

UGA naturalist retires but legacy will continue on through endowed fellowship

For 30 years, John “Crawfish” Crawford has regaled campers and school children on field trips to the UGA Aquarium, guiding them on nature walks through the salt marsh and introducing them to the many creatures that call coastal Georgia home…. Full story

New hydrophones will let UGA Aquarium visitors experience the fascinating world of underwater sounds

Imagine hearing the sounds the dolphins make as they glide through the water, or the mating call of the oyster toadfish. Visitors to the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island will be able to experience the underwater… Full story

UGA helps coastal communities address a potential public health crisis: Failing septic tanks

Ashley Cooper-Heath’s house is on the banks of the St. Mary’s River in Camden County. She and her husband had been there about a decade when they noticed that their septic tank was leaking, spilling sewage into the river. “I… Full story

UGA receives $50,000 grant from AT&T to address flooding in Athens-Clarke County

A grant from AT&T will help an interdisciplinary team of UGA faculty assess long-term flood frequency and severity for Athens-Clarke County in order to better plan for future development and infrastructure investments. Paul Chambers Jr., regional director of external affairs… Full story

UGA Graduate Students selected as Knauss finalists

Two graduate students from the University of Georgia have been selected as finalists for the 2020 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program. The finalists will spend one year in Washington, D.C. in… Full story

UGA scientists investigate marine murder mystery

A team of University of Georgia investigators is working on a murder mystery, not your everyday who-done-it, but one in which the investigators are scientists, and the victims are thousands of tiny oyster larvae. The mystery began the in the… Full story

UGA helps sustain the coastal economy

Diversifying and adapting to change with UGA experts to help is key for coastal businesses Orders come in overnight by emails and through messages left on Charlie Phillips’ phone. By 7:30 a.m., he’s behind the desk in his cramped office-its… Full story

Lefty returns to the wild; UGA Aquarium gets new sea turtle ambassador

After spending his first three years at the UGA Aquarium, Lefty the loggerhead sea turtle was released earlier this month into the Wassaw Sound from the shore of the Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge on Skidaway Island, near Savannah. Lefty hatched… Full story