UGA Skidaway Institute professor appointed to Ossabaw Island Foundation Board of Trustees

Interim Executive Director of Skidaway Institute of Oceanography Clark Alexander and Professor of the Department of Marine Sciences has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Ossabaw Island Foundation. 

The Ossabaw Island Foundation is a nonprofit organization responsible for educational, scientific and cultural initiatives on Ossabaw Island, a 26,000-acre barrier island on the Georgia coast.

UGA Skidaway Institute’s Alexander honored by coastal environmental group

Interim Executive Director Clark Alexander of Skidaway Institute of Ocean Sciences and Professor of the Department of Marine Sciences has been honored by the coastal environmental group One Hundred Miles as one of the group’s One Hundred Miles 100. The list is the first recognition of its kind to honor 100 individuals and organizations for their efforts to support the health, vitality and future of Georgia’s 100-mile coastline. Alexander was selected within the Researchers and Innovators category.


Julia Diaz: Co- authored study

Julia Diaz, Assistant Professor with the Department of Marine Sciences at Skidaway Institue of Oceanography, has co-authored an article titled "Species-specific control of external superoxide levels by the coral holobiont during a natural bleaching event", which was recently published by the Nature Communications journal. The paper is about the production of superoxide, a form of reactive oxygen, by various coral species on a natural reef, and potential impacts on coral health. Check below for the link to read more about this study.

UGA Skidaway Institute scientists to study role of sunlight on marine CO2 production

Leanne Powers

Savannah, Ga. – Scientists at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography have received a $527,050 grant from the National Science Foundation Chemical Oceanography Program to answer one of the long-standing questions about carbon in the ocean—the rate sunlight produces carbon dioxide from organic carbon molecules in the sea.

Jay Brandes, Leanne Powers and Aron Stubbins, all part of UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of marine sciences, will use a new technique they developed to measure this process, which is known as photo-degradation.

UGA Skidaway Institute scientists study dynamic Cape Hatteras waters

UGA Skidaway Institute scientists Dana Savidge and Catherine Edwards

UGA Skidaway Institute scientists study dynamic Cape Hatteras waters


Savannah, Ga. – Sometimes called the “graveyard of the Atlantic” because of the large number of shipwrecks there, the waters off of Cape Hatteras on the North Carolina coast are some of the least understood on the U.S. eastern seaboard. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Dana Savidge is leading a team, which also includes UGA Skidaway Institute scientist Catherine Edwards, to investigate the dynamic forces that characterize those waters.


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