Georgia Outdoors examines a few of our most beloved sea creatures … and a few that you may not know much about!
From horseshoe crabs mating in the Georgia surf to the populations of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins frolicking along the shoreline, we explore what's being done to help our native marine life flourish.
GA DNR – Coastal Resources Division
Visit the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division website for more information on Georgia's sea creatures, fishing regulations, and updates on the status of marine populations.
The Dolphin Project
The Dolphin Project is a non-profit organization devoted to censusing the populations of bottlenose dolphins on the Georgia coast.
For more information on the status of loggerhead sea turtles in Georgia and the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation center on Jeckyll Island.
Information about the horseshoe crab life cycle and the "Green Eggs and Sand" Teacher Workshop Program.
Georgia Fishing Licenses
There are three ways to buy your fishing license. Visit this website to learn more.
Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
Gray's Reef was designated in January 1981 and is one of the largest near-shore live-bottom reefs in the southeastern United States. The sanctuary is located 17.5 nautical miles off Sapelo Island, Georgia and is one of 13 marine sanctuaries that make up the National Marine Sanctuary System.
GA DNR Nongame & Endangered Species Program
Many of our state's most beautiful and fragile creatures, like bald eagles, manatees and red-cockaded woodpeckers, are threatened as their habitats vanish. For these animals as well as other nongame wildlife, management and habitat conservation are key to their survival. The GA DNR Non-Game and Endangered Species Program is charged with that mission.
The University of Georgia's Marine Education Center and Aquarium (MECA)
MECA provides resources for students, teachers, and the general public in matters related to Georgia's coastal marine environments.