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New Adopt-A-Wetland coordinator plans to enhance monitoring efforts on the coast

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant welcomed Luke Roberson as the new Adopt-A-Wetland program coordinator for coastal Georgia. Roberson is recruiting, training and coordinating citizen scientists who are interested in protecting the aquatic resources surrounding Georgia’s coastal communities. “My job… Full story

Nina Sassano joins Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant team

Nina Sassano is UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s new marine educator and intern coordinator based at the UGA Aquarium on Skidaway Island. In her dual role, she will be teaching k-12 educational programming to visiting school groups and… Full story

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant welcomes Adam Stemle

Adam Stemle recently joined UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant as the marine economics specialist. In his role, he will provide statewide leadership and coordination for developing, maintaining and evaluating a comprehensive marine economics and applied research economics program…. Full story

Highs and Lows: Using novel technology to study flooding in coastal Georgia

UGA researchers are using time lapse cameras and drones to get a birds-eye view of coastal flooding in the lowcountry. The innovative approach is providing visual data on impacts of flooding in natural and developed areas on Jekyll Island, one… Full story

Meet Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s summer interns

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is hosting 14 summer interns at the coast who are working with staff and faculty in Brunswick, Athens, and Savannah on a number of research, education and outreach initiatives. Summer internships with Marine Extension… 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 Aquarium on June 8. As part of the celebration, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will offer family-friendly… Full story

Tackling trash – and public health – on the Georgia coast

We know picking up trash helps keep our environment clean, but could it also improve human health? Jennifer Gay, an associate professor in the UGA College of Public Health, is studying the impact of volunteer litter cleanups on the environment… Full story

UGA brings coastal constituents together to discuss sustainable tourism

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant has launched an initiative designed to promote the state’s 100 miles of shoreline to tourists, while protecting and sustaining the natural coastal environment. A Coastal Georgia Tourism Conference in April at the Coastal Georgia… Full story

UGA Aquarium will celebrate migratory birds at Spring Celebration event

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will host its annual Spring Celebration event at the UGA Aquarium on May 11, from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. This year, the event will take place on World Migratory Bird Day and will… Full story

UGA scientists investigate marine murder mystery

A team of University of Georgia investigators is working on a murder mystery, not your everyday who-done-it, but one in which the investigators are scientists, and the victims are thousands of tiny oyster larvae. The mystery began the in the… Full story

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