Athens, GA. – The use of chemical dispersants meant to stimulate microbial crude oil degradation can in some cases inhibit the microorganisms that naturally degrade hydrocarbons, according to a new study led by University of Georgia marine scientists. Their findings are based on laboratory-simulated conditions that mimic Gulf of Mexico deep waters immediately following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Read more here.
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.
Exploring the deep
Exploring the deep ocean of the Gulf of Mexico using Alvin.
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