Author: dgannon

UGAMI Announces Marine Biology Spring Semester

  [caption id="attachment_1931" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Students aboard the R/V Spartina.[/caption] The University of Georgia Marine Institute is pleased to announce the creation of a new academic program, the Marine Biology Spring Semester.  This exciting opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate students, from any college or university,...

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Dr. Mary Ann Moran named UGA Regents’ Professor

[caption id="attachment_1898" align="aligncenter" width="224"] Dr. Mary Ann Moran (right) with students in UGAMI's Coastal Summer Semester during a trawl survey aboard the R/V Spartina.[/caption] UGAMI Faculty Member, Mary Ann Moran, was named Regents’ Professor.  Dr. Moran is the Principal Investigator of the Sapelo Island Microbial Carbon...

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Spring “Break” at UGAMI

[caption id="attachment_1891" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Students from Rockford University (Illinois) seining fish at Nannygoat Beach.[/caption] As university campuses across the country pause for spring break, teaching and research activities at UGAMI ramp-up.  Faculty and students from universities all over the U.S. take advantage of the break in...

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Undergraduate Internships Available

Applications are now open for undergraduate internships with the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems – Long-Term Ecological Research program (GCE – LTER).  This project is part of the National Science Foundation’s Long-Term Ecological Research Network.  The GCE – LTER is centered at the University of Georgia Marine...

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Renovations of the Administration and Carriage Buildings

[caption id="attachment_1746" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Administration Building before Hurricane Irma. (Photo by Wade Sheldon.)[/caption] When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!  For the past few years, UGAMI has been implementing an infrastructure improvement plan.  Hurricane Irma was certainly a setback to those plans (see earlier posts...

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Update on Hurricane Irma recovery

[caption id="attachment_1729" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Restoration nearly completed in the teaching lab (as of Feb 9, 2018). Electrical utilities were removed from the floor, the floor tiles have been replaced with an epoxy finish, and the bottom two-feet of the walls have been replaced, and the...

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Spring tides and Ice storms

Spring tides are the highest tides of the monthly lunar cycle, and this month’s spring tide was one of the highest of the year (sometimes called a “King Tide”).  By coincidence, this spring tide corresponded with a very rare ice storm on January 3rd; something...

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