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Struggling sea turtle gets help from conservation groups, UGA

One little sea turtle was in the right place earlier this month when he began struggling off the coast of Georgia. A crew from Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary spotted the juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtle having buoyancy issues, unable… Full story

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant welcomes Katie Higgins

Katie Higgins is UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s new marine educator and volunteer coordinator. In her dual role, she will provide hands-on experiential learning programs for students and grow Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s volunteer program. Higgins… Full story

Georgia Sea Grant assists in recovery and response to Hurricane Irma

In partnership with the University of Georgia Office of Research, Georgia Sea Grant has invested nearly $50,000 in rapid response funding to support six research projects that address challenges related to recovery and response to Hurricane Irma. Rapid response funding… Full story

Audubon International certifies first Sustainable Community in Georgia

With help from UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, The Landings community on Skidaway Island was recently designated by Audubon International as the first Certified Sustainable Community in Georgia. The decision to pursue certification was made in 2013 by… Full story

Explore new exhibits and celebrate spring at UGA Aquarium event

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will host Spring Celebration at the UGA Aquarium on March 10 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. During the event, participants will be among the first to see the UGA Aquarium’s new educational… Full story

UGA part of regional collaboration studying oyster farming

Ripples form on the surface of the water as UGA graduate student Shannon Kirk loads her research equipment onto the R/V Marie. Today she’s heading out to her research site in Wassaw Sound to measure the growth of more than… Full story

Job opening for Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant fiscal officer

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is seeking a administrative manager/fiscal officer to be based at the program’s headquarters offices in Athens, Ga. The fiscal officer works closely with the Director of Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, the Sea… Full story

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant seeks fisheries extension specialist

The University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant program seeks a Fisheries Extension Specialist with a broad interest in socioeconomic aspects of commercial and recreational fisheries. This is a full time, benefits eligible, non-tenured Public Service Faculty track… Full story

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant seeks applications for public relations specialist

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is seeking a public relations specialist II to join our communications team. We seek an applicant with a demonstrated interest in the environment and who has shown skills in creating content about related topics… Full story

Georgia Sea Grant announces new funded projects to advance coastal science in Georgia

Georgia Sea Grant has awarded nearly $800,000 to fund seven research projects at universities across Georgia. The selected projects will address coastal and ocean topics focused on fisheries, estuarine ecosystems, coastal hazards and ocean acidification. “We had a record number… Full story

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