Athens, GA. – The use of chemical dispersants meant to stimulate microbial crude oil degradation can in some cases inhibit the microorganisms that naturally degrade hydrocarbons, according to a new study led by University of Georgia marine scientists. Their findings are based on laboratory-simulated conditions that mimic Gulf of Mexico deep waters immediately following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Read more here.
Research into the marine systems of the world takes us to remote locations.
Salt Marsh Ecosystems
Understanding the effects of a changing environment on salt marshes.
Engaging and educating students and citizens about Georgia's coasts and the world's oceans.
Exploring the deep
Exploring the deep ocean of the Gulf of Mexico using Alvin.
Birds at Sapelo Island
Either seasonally or permanently, shorebirds and indigenous species call this island home