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.

UGA Department of Marine Science Skidaway Institute scientists study microbial chemical warfare

Savannah, Ga. – In the battlefield of the microbial ocean, scientists have known for some time that certain bacteria can exude chemicals that kill single-cell marine plants, known as phytoplankton. However, the identification of these chemical compounds and the reason why bacteria are producing these lethal compounds has been challenging.

UGA Marine Science Skidaway Institute research paper selected for Research Spotlight

Savannah, Ga. – A research paper by University of Georgia, Department of Marine Sciences,  Associate Professor Aron Stubbins at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography   has been selected by the Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences to be featured as a Research Spotlight on the journal’s website and in the magazine Eos. Research Spotlights summarize the the best accepted articles for the Earth and space science community.

 

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