Fri., August 7, 2015 9:16am
A researcher from the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography is part of a team that found carbon frozen in permafrost enters the atmosphere as carbon dioxide soon after it's released.
Thu., July 4, 2013 6:32am
The state's 46-year-old marine sciences research center near Savannah is now part of the University of Georgia. Campus officials say the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography has completed a merger that places it under UGA's administration after operating independently within the University System of Georgia for years.
Mon., December 31, 2012 12:00pm
Researchers on the Georgia coast are looking at the links between the BP oil spill and diminished crab and shrimp catches in the Gulf. The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography is part of a team of marine labs studying the effects of spilled oil with a half-million dollar grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Thu., June 21, 2012 9:20am
Coastal-area researchers are hoping to dispel a widely-held notion on Georgia's coast: that hurricanes never will be a threat. Georgia hasn't taken a direct hit from a major hurricane in more than a century. Over the last hundred years, only four minor storms made landfall here. The last one was David 33 years ago.
Thu., May 10, 2012 2:57am
The University System of Georgia has approved pay large increases for the presidents of the state’s top public institutions. The trustees’ approval of deferred compensation will double the salary of the University of Georgia’s president.
Thu., April 26, 2012 12:00pm
Researchers say, there's little difference between new "eco-friendly" docks and those that don't even try to protect salt marshes. Scientists spent three years studying new different types of docks designed to cast fewer shadows on the marsh. They concluded, they're not much better than ordinary docks.
Mon., January 2, 2012 10:00am
A researcher has ruled out lack of maintenance as a reason banks along the state's Intracoastal Waterway are eroding. A Georgia scientist looked at erosion on the snake-shaped boating route that serves recreational boaters. Geologist Clark Alexander says, he found, boaters are causing the erosion.
Sun., October 23, 2011 8:01pm
Scientists are investigating how drought kills crabs and marshes on Georgia's coast. Much of the state remains in drought despite recent rains. That puts pressure on rivers and eventually Georgia's broad estuaries. A researcher says, crab diseases seem to flare up when drought chokes off freshwater river flows.