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Marine resource specialist Marty Higgins retires after more than three decades in public service

For 33 years, Marine Resource Specialist Marty Higgins has assisted in the research and development of fisheries gear and advised conservation research while serving as the first mate of the R/V Georgia Bulldog. His work has helped conserve coastal resources… Full story

Mare Timmons retires after 23 years at Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant

Mare Timmons, a long-time educator at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, retired at the end of August after 23 years of service to UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. During her years as a marine educator, she… Full story

Lefty returns to the wild; UGA Aquarium gets new sea turtle ambassador

After spending his first three years at the UGA Aquarium, Lefty the loggerhead sea turtle was released earlier this month into the Wassaw Sound from the shore of the Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge, near Savannah. Lefty hatched on Ossabaw Island… Full story

Message from the director

Time flies when you’re having fun! We’ve certainly enjoyed our summer and hope that you have too. Our marine educators just wrapped up the 25th year of Summer Marine Science Camp at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium. Roughly… Full story

UGA Summer Marine Science Camps foster curiosity through coastal exploration

The floor is littered with markers, paper plates and half eaten pizza. For the past two hours, marine education interns have been creating paper plate awards for campers participating in Summer Marine Science Camps at the UGA Marine Extension and… Full story

Graduate students from Georgia selected as Knauss finalists

Two graduate students from the University of Georgia and one from Savannah State University are finalists for the 2019 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. The fellowship, sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program, provides graduate students the opportunity… Full story

UGA installs first large-scale freen infrastructure project in Brunswick  

The area next to the soccer field at Brunswick’s Howard Coffin Park received a much-needed facelift in the form of native plants and new soil. The 3,000-square-foot tract is a large scale stormwater demonstration project that UGA Marine Extension and… Full story

Associate Director Bryan Fluech to serve on Finfish Advisory Panel

Associate Marine Extension Director Bryan Fluech has been invited to serve on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Coastal Resources Division’s (CRD) Marine Fishery Advisory Council’s Finfish Advisory Panel. The FinFish Advisory Panel is one of three fisheries subcommittees… Full story

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant welcomes summer interns

Summer internships with Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant are critical to environmental literacy and future workforce development in the coastal region. Ten college students are working with staff and faculty in Brunswick and Savannah this summer on a number… Full story

Hands-on course prepares UGA Extension agents to share health benefits of Georgia seafood

Barbara Worley grew up on the coast of North Carolina and considers herself an oyster connoisseur. La Keshia Levi, on the other hand, shudders at the thought of eating an oyster. But after attending a two-day Ocean to Table workshop,… Full story

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