The Environmental Sample Processor (ESP) is an autonomous biological sensor that extracts microbial DNA and measures gene abundances at sea. A month-long deployment of the ESP is underway to investigate the bacterial genes that drive volatile sulfur release from the ocean surface. A UGA Marine Sciences team (including Ph.D. student Brent Nowinski, shown here) is collaborating with scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and the University of South Alabama in this NSF-funded study.
Engaging and educating students and citizens about Georgia's coasts and the world's oceans.
Exploring Climate Change
UGA marine scientists are involved in understanding how climate change affects the oceans.
Salt Marsh Ecosystems
Understanding the effects of a changing environment on salt marshes.
Research into the marine systems of the world takes us to remote locations.
Birds at Sapelo Island
Either seasonally or permanently, shorebirds and indigenous species call this island home