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Early stage reflections on pursuing a career in fisheries conservation

July 6, 2020

Guy Eroh, 2020-2021 Knauss Marine Policy Fellow

For as long as I can remember, I have thought that fish are the most fascinating creatures in the world which is why I am dedicating my life to fisheries conservation. As a student at the University of Georgia, I… Full story

Preparedness from a social science perspective

June 18, 2020

Brooke Felt, 2019-2020 PSO Graduate Assistant

My name is Brooke Felt, and I am a PSO Graduate Research Assistant with the Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. I am working on my master’s in clinical social work and public health with a focus on health promotion… Full story

Day to day of a Marine Education Fellow during quarantine

June 2, 2020

Madeline McDonald, 2019-2020 Marine Education Fellow

Over the course of the last nine months, I’ve had the opportunity to serve as one of four Marine Education Fellows here at the UGA Aquarium. I knew since my first day in September that this would be one of… Full story

Gliding into underwater robotics

May 11, 2020

Kimberly Donoghue, 2019-2020 Marine Education Fellow

As a Marine Education Fellow for UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, my responsibilities vary from day to day. I have the luxury of a very dynamic job that allows me to gain practical skills and partake in exciting… Full story

A long time but a good time: Youth Ocean Conservation Summit 2020

April 7, 2020

Rachel Wilson, 2019-2020 Marine Education Fellow

In September 2019, I became a part of the Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant team. Marine science has been exciting and interesting to me since middle school and as a current Marine Education Fellow I have many platforms to share… Full story

Hot and sour: How climate change is affecting oyster reef ecology

March 15, 2020

Alex Draper, 2019-2020 Georgia Sea Grant Research Trainee

No, crab soup is not on the menu. In fact, our shifting climate might change what you find on your plate at a seafood restaurant in the near future. I am a Ph. D. candidate in biology at the Georgia… Full story

A day in the life of a Georgia Sea Grant State Fellow

March 11, 2020

Kristafer Howard, 2019-2020 Sea Grant State Fellow

Gray’s Reef, one of only fifteen National Marine Sanctuaries in the United States, is a beautiful collection of color and biodiversity hidden below 65 feet of water off of the Georgia coast. It was not until being awarded the Georgia… Full story

Research trainee studies photodegradation of microplastic fibers

March 4, 2020

Kun Ma, 2019-2020 Georgia Sea Grant Graduate Research Trainee

As a third-year Ph.D. student in chemical oceanography at the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, the Georgia Sea Grant Graduate Research Traineeship has provided me with a great opportunity to conduct environmentally relevant research on photochemical degradation of microplastic fibers…. Full story

Show me your (ribbed) mussels

February 24, 2020

William Annis, 2019-2020 Georgia Sea Grant Research Trainee

Growing up, when I would dream about becoming a marine biologist, I always pictured myself in far off tropical places. The last thing I imagined was being waist deep in mud. However, as a marine biologist working in salt marshes,… Full story

Using gelatin produced from Georgia-caught cannonball jellyfish to microencapsulate probiotics

January 31, 2020

Nan Jiang, 2019-2020 Georgia Sea Grant Research Trainee

My name is Nan Jiang, and I am a master’s student at the UGA Department of Food Science and Technology and am currently studying as a 2019-2020 Georgia Sea Grant Research Trainee. Back home in China, the seafood industry is… Full story

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