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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

Volunteer Opportunities at the UGA Aquarium

Are you passionate about marine life? Do you want to share your excitement for the coast with others? We are currently looking for new volunteers to help out at the UGA Aquarium. Training for these opportunities will occur Wednesday, April 26 and… Full story

Horseshoe crab encounters: Educating communities and inspiring coastal stewardship

Every spring horseshoe crabs congregate on beaches along the east coast to lay their eggs. These spawning events attract migratory shorebirds that utilize the horseshoe crab eggs to fuel their annual flight to nesting grounds in the Arctic. On April… Full story

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter visits the UGA Oyster Hatchery

Congressman Buddy Carter toured the oyster hatchery at UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant and met with a shellfish grower who is working with UGA to grow single oysters in an effort to diversify the coastal economy. Carter, along… Full story

Georgia Sea Grant impacts and accomplishments

The Georgia Sea Grant College Program is a unique partnership that unites the resources of the federal government, the state of Georgia and universities across the state to create knowledge, tools, products and services that benefit the economy, environment and… Full story

Horseshoe crab encounters

Travel by skiff to a barrier island and witness hundreds of horseshoe crabs coming onshore to lay their eggs! Work alongside educators from the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium educators to take measurements of the horseshoe crabs and observe… Full story

Hatching a Solution

Two teams of engineering students are working with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant to design equipment that could help future oyster farmers work more efficiently and increase production. The eight students, representing agricultural, biological and mechanical engineering, traveled… Full story

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