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Message from the Director

Greetings and I hope you all are well. Times are difficult and we are in the midst of unprecedented change. As the coronavirus pandemic continues, we are all doing the best we can to serve you virtually while protecting the… Full story

New hydrophones will let UGA Aquarium visitors experience the fascinating world of underwater sounds

Imagine hearing the sounds the dolphins make as they glide through the water, or the mating call of the oyster toadfish. Visitors to the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island will be able to experience the underwater… Full story

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant welcomes summer interns

Six interns are working remotely this summer with Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant staff and faculty on research, education and outreach initiatives. Summer internships with Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant are critical to enhancing environmental literacy and workforce… Full story

New sustainable ecotourism certificate aims to protect shorebirds while supporting tourism

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is partnering with the nonprofit Manomet Inc. to develop a new certification program for water-based tour companies that provides them with the tools to implement best practices when it comes to birding-related tourism… Full story

Connecting Georgia seafood producers to consumers during the coronavirus pandemic

As farmers and food distributers struggle to get their products into the hands of consumers, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant has teamed up with UGA Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Department of Agriculture to generate business for the… Full story

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant expands water-based programs

The seventh graders from Temple Middle School donned new life jackets before stepping onto skiffs to explore natural habitats near the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium. Their quest? To find dolphin pods and observe the animals in their natural… Full story

Message from the director

COVID-19 is clearly impacting us all, and Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is no exception. We have worked hard to follow the guidance coming from the University of Georgia and the Centers for Disease Control. Our biggest priorities in… Full story

Georgia Sea Grant awards funding for seven coastal research projects

The Georgia Sea Grant College Program at the University of Georgia has announced funding for seven new projects that will advance coastal science in Georgia. The diverse projects include investigations into policy barriers related to oyster aquaculture, tidal river flooding… Full story

UGA helps coastal communities address a potential public health crisis: Failing septic tanks that contaminate groundwater

Ashley Cooper-Heath and her husband had lived in a house on the banks of the St. Mary’s River in Camden County for about a decade when they noticed that their septic tank was leaking, spilling sewage into the river. “I… Full story

Friends of the Aquarium help expand educational programming on the coast

It takes fourth grader Ariona Taylor a few minutes before she is ready to touch the horseshoe crab in the touch tank at the UGA Aquarium. With a few words of encouragement from Marine Education Fellow Rachel Wilson, Ariona takes… Full story

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