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From research to policy: UGA graduate students will head to D.C. for fellowship

Two University of Georgia graduate students, Mary Katherine Rogener and Sarah Harrison, have been selected for the 2018 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. The fellowship, sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program, will allow Harrison and Rogener to… Full story

Jessica Brown selected as 2017-18 Service-Learning Fellow

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s stormwater specialist, Jessica Brown, has been selected by the UGA Office of Service Learning to participate in the 2017-18 Service-Learning Fellows program. The year-long program provides 10 faculty members the opportunity to integrate service-learning… 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

Symposium highlights UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant impacts

When Hurricane Matthew hit the Georgia coast last October washing away some of its sandy shoreline, UGA was ready. With funding from Georgia Sea Grant, the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography already was studying sand resources and creating an inventory of… Full story

Celebrate World Oceans Day at the UGA Aquarium

Join Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant in celebrating World Oceans Day at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on June 8. As part of the celebration, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will offer family-friendly activities, including behind-the-scenes… Full story

Georgia Sea Grant funds project to enhance Georgia’s jellyfish industry

Georgia Sea Grant funded the development and testing of a turtle excluder device (TED) to help fishermen trawling for cannonball jellyfish operate more efficiently. Georgia fishermen recently conducted several 30-hour cannonball jellyfish trawling trips to test the device, which is… 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

Message from the director

From the director, As indicated in our impacts and accomplishments report, Sea Grant has a greater return on investment of federal funds than most other government programs. We are unique in using federal dollars, leveraged with private, local and state dollars,… Full story

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant to release loggerhead sea turtle

Rider, a three-year-old loggerhead sea turtle at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island, is set to be released from Wassaw Island National Wildlife Refuge on May 1, 2017. Rider was a straggler discovered during a nest… Full story

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