A new paper published in BioScience by Dr. Samantha Joye, and colleagues Drs Andreas Teske (UNC) and Joel E. Kostka (GATech) describes the impacts of the Macondo Blowout on Gulf microbial communities. The authors describe revealing population-level responses of hydrocarbon-degrading microbes to the unprecedented deepwater oil plume. In addition, one of the most striking features of the microbial response to the blowout was the rapid formation of large flocs of marine “snow".
Research into the marine systems of the world takes us to remote locations.
Engaging and educating students and citizens about Georgia's coasts and the world's oceans.
Birds at Sapelo Island
Either seasonally or permanently, shorebirds and indigenous species call this island home
Salt Marsh Ecosystems
Understanding the effects of a changing environment on salt marshes.
Exploring Climate Change
UGA marine scientists are involved in understanding how climate change affects the oceans.