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UGA installs first large-scale green infrastructure project in Brunswick

The area next to the soccer field at Brunswick’s Howard Coffin Park received a much-needed facelift in the form of native plants and new soil. The 3,000-square-foot tract is a large scale stormwater demonstration project that UGA Marine Extension and… Full story

UGA helps coastal community keep its head above water

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. By Emily Wodward For the coastal city of St. Marys, changing sea levels and severe storms are local issues. With assistance from the University… Full story

UGA student uses innovative technology to study effectiveness of living shorelines

Field research on the Georgia coast in August can be challenging. Just ask Courtney Balling, a graduate student studying crop and soil sciences at the University of Georgia. “I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to walk out into our… Full story

UGA wins national award for helping coastal Georgia mitigate sea level rise impacts

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant at UGA recently received a University Economic Development Association Award of Excellence. Full story

UGA’s R/V Georgia Bulldog logs nearly two decades of sea turtle research

The SC DNR has enlisted the help of the UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s R/V Georgia Bulldog crew to help with their In-Water Sea Turtle Research program. Full story

Two Public Service and Outreach units reach finals in economic prosperity competition

University of Georgia’s Archway Partnership and Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant were named finalists for the 2017 University Economic Development Association (UEDA) Awards of Excellence, a nationwide competition recognizing innovative programs that develop economic prosperity in their communities and… Full story

UGA engineer teams up with Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant to clean up the coast

Plastic bottles, cigarette lighters and pieces of Styrofoam aren’t exactly the first thing you want to see when you head to the beach. Not only is marine debris an eyesore, it’s becoming increasingly prevalent and showing up all over the… Full story

Georgia Sea Grant funds project to enhance jellyfish industry

A Georgia Sea Grant funded project will help protect turtles and enable fishermen trawling for cannonball jellyfish to operate more efficiently. Full story

Rider helped educate UGA Aquarium visitors, now back in his natural habitat

Rider, a loggerhead sea turtle who spent the last three years at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, was returned to his natural home in the ocean. “It went well,” said Devin Dumont, head curator at the aquarium. “Rider… Full story

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant analyzes impacts of Hurricane Matthew

University of Georgia academic and outreach faculty are conducting research on the impacts of Hurricane Matthew to better understand how coastal residents were affected by the storm. In March, they conducted interviews with 35 people of diverse backgrounds in Chatham… Full story

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter visits the UGA Oyster Hatchery

Congressman Buddy Carter toured the oyster hatchery at UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. Full story

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. Full story

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 from the dock to the table. That’s because UGA Marine Extension… Full story

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. These practices improve water quality and the health of coastal ecosystems, said Jessica… Full story

Georgia legislators learn about UGA’s impact on the coast

Faculty at UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SKIO), UGA Marine Institute and the Department of Marine Sciences collaborated to educate 40 federal legislative staffers about the university’s involvement along Georgia’s coast. The focus of… Full story

Stakeholders meet to discuss black gill

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant and UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SKIO) hosted a meeting for stakeholders to present the latest research and other information on black gill in Georgia and South Carolina shrimp. Black gill is a… Full story

Every day a new adventure at the UGA Aquarium

  By noon, Devin Dumont and Lisa Olenderski have fixed a pump that provides necessary sea water from the Skidaway River to the exhibit tanks inside the UGA Aquarium, guided a group of students on an aquarium tour and separated… Full story

UGA environmental health professor researches the impacts of discarded drugs and toiletries on coastal waters

  For most people, washing clothes, dishes, and even their hands are a daily practice in good hygiene. To Erin Lipp, these common behaviors can be a threat to coastal ecosystems and to the people who live near them. As… Full story