Author: dgannon

Seafaring gators connect marine and freshwater habitats

[caption id="attachment_1645" align="alignleft" width="300"] Adult American alligator on the beach at Sapelo Island. Photo by James Nifong.[/caption] Research conducted at UGAMI shows that American alligators are an important link between freshwater and coastal marine ecosystems.  James Nifong and Brian Silliman, part of the NSF-funded Georgia Coastal...

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Hurricane Irma Hits UGAMI

Hurricane Irma hit UGAMI pretty hard.  About ¾ of our buildings had some storm surge flooding, including research & teaching labs; the BIRL dormitory; The Powerhouse (lecture hall/dining hall/kitchen); administrative offices; electrical, auto & carpentry shops; houses; and storage facilities. The main lab and nearby buildings...

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UGAMI Closing for Hurricane Irma

Due to the approach of Hurricane Irma, UGAMI will close at 12:00 pm on Friday Sept 8 and remain closed through at least Tuesday Sept 12. A state of emergency has been declared for the coastal counties of Georgia, including McIntosh. The eye of Hurricane Irma is forecast...

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UGAMI Summer Classes

[caption id="attachment_1543" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Students in UGAMI's Coastal Summer Semester on the Teal Boardwalk[/caption] UGAMI has been in a frenzy lately.  Summer is always a busy time of year here; faculty, students, and technicians flock to Sapelo Island to conduct field research.  However, the number of...

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12th Annual Sapelo Island Lighthouse 5K Run

[caption id="attachment_1540" align="aligncenter" width="368"] Participants, spectators, and organizers of the 12th Annual Sapelo Island Lighthouse 5K Run[/caption]   One of the Independence Day traditions on Sapelo Island is the Sapelo Island Lighthouse 5K Run.  The race course goes from the Nannygoat Beach Parking Lot to the iconic...

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UGAMI Staff Appreciation

On Thursday, May 11, the staff of UGAMI gathered for our annual staff appreciation.  Even that infamous pirate, Captain E.C., was in attendance.  There was much merriment and cake, too. [caption id="attachment_1525" align="aligncenter" width="300"] UGAMI Staff [/caption] Sapelo Island's remote location often means that extra effort is required to...

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UGAMI installs new seawater system

With funds from an NSF Field Stations and Marine Laboratories grant, we completed renovations of the systems supplying water to UGAMI’s seawater laboratories.  These facilities allow us to maintain a large variety of tanks and aquaria for studying marine organisms in a controlled setting. The...

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Chris Craft publishes new book on wetland restoration

[caption id="attachment_1516" align="alignleft" width="169"] Prof. Chris Craft with his new book at Sapelo Island, site of much of his work.[/caption] Indiana University Professor and UGAMI Faculty Affiliate, Christopher Craft, has just published a new book titled Creating and Restoring Wetlands: From Theory to Practice. Given the...

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UGAMI gets new small boat docks

To get to ocean and estuarine habitats, marine scientists depend on boats; they’re a basic tool of the trade.  Most people understand the importance of boats to our work.  But there are other, somewhat less exciting, tools that are just as important.  For example, a boat...

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