Author: dgannon

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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Whiting-Turner work weekend at UGAMI a success

[caption id="attachment_1507" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Participants in the 2017 Whiting-Turner work weekend at UGAMI.[/caption] Since 2015, the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company has sponsored an annual volunteer work weekend helping to improve the UGAMI facilities.  Eighteen Whiting-Turner employees and their spouses spent this past weekend on Sapelo Island working...

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UGAMI begins major renovation of main lab

[caption id="attachment_1467" align="alignleft" width="300"] UGAMI's Main Lab before the renovations. Most of the work in the first phase of the renovation will take place in the wing of the building seen on the right side of the photo.[/caption]               Last month, work started on a major renovation...

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SINERR turns 40

[caption id="attachment_1458" align="alignleft" width="300"] UGAMI Director Merryl Alber (right) presents plaque to SINERR Manager Doug Samson (center) and Sapelo Island Manager Fred Hay (left).[/caption] On December 22, 2016, the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve (SINERR) celebrated its fortieth anniversary.  The 6,100-acre reserve covers a swath...

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New signage for the Alligator Pond/Water Garden

The Friends of UGAMI spearheaded a project to install two new interpretive signs for the Alligator Pond on the UGAMI campus.  One sign describes the history of the artificial pond, which was created in 1923 when Howard Coffin owned what we now call the Reynolds...

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