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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

A study in green infrastructure and community engagement

January 29, 2020

Clarissa Keisling, a UGA master of public health graduate student

As a second-year master of public health student at UGA, I explored new ways to apply my scientific background through avenues outside of the classroom and lab. Last fall, I participated in a Community Engagement course, which introduced the theory,… Full story

Adventures of a Marine Education Fellow

January 6, 2020

Maggie Shiffert, 2019-2020 Marine Education Fellow

As one of four Marine Education Fellows working for UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, I have the opportunity to assist with animal husbandry duties, help run public programs and teach classes to pre-K-12th grade school groups visiting the… Full story

Reflections from sea

September 4, 2019

Christine Burns, 2019-20 Knauss Fellow

As I write this, I am sitting aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ship, Fairweather, learning how NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey collects the data needed to create our nation’s nautical charts. On this particular cruise, we’re collecting… Full story

Flow Cam: Bringing research to the classroom

June 25, 2019

Anna Baynes, 2018-19 Marine Education Fellow

Immediately after beginning my Marine Education Fellowship with Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, I met Dodie Sanders, a senior educator at the UGA Aquarium. Sanders is researching microplastics and their impact on the environment and creating educational programming based… Full story

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