Archive for October, 2016

3rd annual black gill cruise

October 24, 2016

This year’s black gill research cruise was held on Thursday, October 19. This is the third year UGA Skidaway Institute scientist Marc Frischer has hosted this cruise, designed to both gather data for his ongoing research, but also to bring various stakeholders together on a common cause. We had beautiful weather and a greata cruise.

Chief Scientist Marc Frischer welcomes the science party aboard the cruise.

Chief Scientist Marc Frischer welcomes the science party aboard the cruise.

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Launching the trawl net for the first 15-minute drag.

Launching the trawl net for the first 15-minute drag.

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Sorting the shrimp from the by-catch.

Sorting the shrimp from the by-catch.

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Georgia DNR marine fisheries manager Pat Geer.

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Savannah State grad student Ashleigh Price keeping some of the catch alive for future experiments. .

Savannah State grad student Ashleigh Price keeping some of the catch alive for future experiments. .

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Researchers field testing a new app for tracking black gill.

Researchers field testing a new app for tracking black gill.

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Skidaway Marine Science Day 2016 canceled

October 18, 2016

The University of Georgia’s Skidaway Marine Science Day, scheduled for Oct. 22, has been canceled.

The UGA Aquarium reopened over the weekend, however the Jay Wolf Nature Trail remains closed as crews continue to remove debris brought on by Hurricane Matthew.

Both Clark Alexander, interim director of UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, and Mark Risse, director of UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, had hoped to reschedule the event, but no other date was available this fall.

“We are upset we are not able to offer this great event this year,” Alexander said. “However, we will be back bigger and stronger in 2017.”

Skidaway Marine Science Day has been an annual event on the Skidaway campus since 2001. The free, family-oriented program is presented jointly by the UGA Skidaway Institute, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

Skidaway Marine Science Day 2016 cancelled for this year

October 14, 2016
Due to complications presented by Hurricane Matthew, Skidaway Marine Science Day, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, October 22, will NOT be presented. Unfortunately, rescheduling the event is not feasible this fall. The event will be back bigger and stronger next year. Meanwhile, the UGA Aquarium will be open with its regular Saturday hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Skidaway Marine Science Day cancelled for October 22

October 13, 2016

Due to complications from Hurricane Matthew, Skidaway Marine Science Day will NOT be presented as scheduled on October 22. It may  be rescheduled. If so, we will post the new date here, on Facebook, the Skidaway Institute Web page and many other places.