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Two University System of Georgia graduates begin their Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships

Amara Davis, a graduate from Savannah State University, and Maria Mercedes Carruthers Ferrero, a graduate from the University of Georgia officially began their 2021-22 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships. The fellowship program is designed for graduate students who have an interest… Full story

Interactive, virtual curriculum helps fourth graders better understand weather

A new comprehensive, virtual-learning science curriculum for students in fourth grade focuses on the water cycle, weather, climate and natural processes that shape the Earth’s coasts and communities. Water Shapes Our Planet and Our Lives provides a unique, hands-on experience… Full story

Grant boosts development of novel food products from jellyfish

UGA food scientists and marine extension experts received a nearly $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop food products from cannonball jellyfish, which could boost economic growth on the Georgia coast. Kevin Mis Solval, a food science… Full story

UGA partners with fishing industry to expand market while protecting the endangered North Atlantic right whale

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is working with commercial fishermen to test advanced gear that could expand their catch while protecting the endangered North Atlantic right whale. The ropeless fishing gear would allow boats easier access to black… Full story

Coastal Research and Extension Fellow gains hands-on experience in public service

During his first six months as UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s first Coastal Research and Extension Fellow Isaiah Leach has moderated virtual public programming, cultured algae in the Shellfish Research Lab, assisted with citizen science programs such as… Full story

After 50 years of on-site experiential education programs, the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium goes virtual

On the deck of the Sea Dawg, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s 43-foot research vessel, Marine Educator Dodie Sanders sets up her computer, webcam and teaching props, which include live fish, corals and a stingray. She introduces herself through… Full story

UGA naturalist retires but legacy will continue on through endowed fellowship

For 30 years, John “Crawfish” Crawford has regaled campers and school children on field trips to the UGA Aquarium, guiding them on nature walks through the salt marsh and introducing them to the many creatures that call coastal Georgia home…. Full story

Message from the Director

Greetings and I hope you all are well. 2020 has certainly been an interesting year. While it has been difficult on all of us, I am extremely proud of our faculty and staff for making sure we continue to conduct… Full story

UGA Aquarium reopens for visits by appointment and launches new virtual events

The UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant Aquarium on Skidaway Island is offering pre-scheduled small group visits, so participants can observe and learn about Georgia’s diverse marine life. Each aquarium appointment lasts one hour and includes a brief touch… Full story

UGA updates Georgia fishing guides for recreational anglers; makes information available online

Looking for the best fishing hot spots in coastal Georgia? You’ll find them and more in the Guide to Coastal Fishing in Georgia map series, recently updated by UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant thanks to a Coastal Incentive… Full story

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