Wade Sheldon Donates Piece for 2017 UGAMI Art Auction

Wade Sheldon is a Marine Scientist that has been with the department for many years. He also happens to have a passion for photography. In addition to his nature- centric works, he pursues a wide variety of subjects which can be found here. He has donated his skills before to non- profit groups and schools. Now, with this piece titled "Sapelo Island Twilight", he has contributed to the 2017 UGAMI art auction.

Microplastics pollution focus of Evening @ Skidaway Nov. 16

Savannah, Ga. – Tiny pieces of plastic are so pervasive in Georgia’s coastal waters, researchers estimate there are more than a trillion microplastic particles and fibers in the top foot of the state’s inshore waterways. 

The issue of microplastics in coastal waters and what, if anything, can be done about them will be the focus of a special Evening @ Skidaway program on Thursday, Nov. 16, in the McGowan Library on the University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus. (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA 31411) 

UGA Skidaway Institute researchers study estuarine grazing activity

At 4 o’clock on a warm, humid August morning, Quintin Diou-Cass stood on a dock at the University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography collecting water samples at low tide from the Skidaway River estuary. Diou-Cass attends Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania and was a summer intern at Skidaway Institute. His water collection will be used in experiments in conjunction with UGA graduate student Sean Anderson, who is conducting a year-long study in the Skidaway River estuary.

Investigating the chemistry of marine aerosol particles and their influence on clouds

The influence of aerosol particles on clouds remains one of the largest uncertainties in accurately predicting the Earth’s energy balance in a changing climate system. The size and chemical composition of aerosol particles affects their radiative properties and ability to grow into cloud droplets, thus influencing the properties and lifetimes of cloud. Recent studies suggest that the presence of surface-active organics (surfactants) in these particles may play a role in cloud droplet growth, but the surfactant properties of aerosol particles are not well-constrained.

Microplastics and microfibers prevalent in Georgia coastal waters

Savannah, Ga. – There are more than a trillion microplastic particles and fibers in Georgia’s coastal waters. That is a preliminary estimate by a team of University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researchers. Funded by Georgia Sea Grant and led by UGA Skidaway Institute scientist Jay Brandes, the team is in the middle of a two-year study to ascertain the extent of microplastics pollution in Georgia’s coastal waters.

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