UGA Marine Extension
and Georgia Sea Grant Newsletter
Volume 3 | Issue 2
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Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant help coastal communities lower flood insurance rates

When Hurricane Matthew hit the Georgia coast last year, it left 18 inches of standing water in the garage of Deb Baber’s Tybee Island home. And it reaffirmed the decision she made two years ago to elevate her house, protecting her property from flood damage and drastically reducing her insurance premium...more.

Georgia shrimpers hope new app will bring more data on black gill

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant and the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography entered their fourth year of black gill research with the introduction of a new smartphone app that will allow shrimpers to help scientists collect data on the problem...more.

UGA scholar selected for Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

University of Georgia alumna Shiyu (Rachel) Wang has been awarded the John A. Knauss Marine Policy fellowship for 2017. Sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program, the year-long fellowship matches current and recent graduate students with hosts in the legislative and executive branches of government...more.

Ocean to Table program draws in shellfish consumers

A new series of workshops aims to increase popularity and interest in local foods and sustainable seafood in Georgia. Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is partnering with UGA Cooperative Extension Program in Chatham County to offer the Ocean to Table series, designed to educate consumers about different seafood topics so they can make informed decisions about purchasing and preparing seafood harvested on the coast...more.

National award will allow more students to experience the Georgia coast

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant received a $50,000 Hollings Award from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation that will provide 850 fourth graders from Liberty and McIntosh counties the opportunity to experience Georgia’s coastal environment and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary during field trips to the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island...more.


March 3 & 4 
Coastal Stewards Program: Birding 

March 11
Scope Studies: Plankton and Dock Organisms 

March 15
Evenings on the Estuary: Pi Day Celebration

April 49
Horseshoe Crab Spawning

May 19 & 20
Coastal Stewards Program: Georgia Oysters

For details, check our events calendar.





Whether you volunteer at an oyster-bagging or marsh cleanup event or make a financial contribution, your involvement makes a difference in our efforts.

Help us extend our reach. We appreciate your generosity.


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UGA Marine Extension
Georgia Sea Grant


UGA Marine Extension & Georgia Sea Grant


UGA Marine Extension
Georgia Sea Grant


UGA Marine Extension
Georgia Sea Grant

The University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is dedicated to conducting research, education and outreach to enhance coastal environmental, social and economic sustainability.

As a unit of Public Service and Outreach, we help improve public resource policy, encourage far-sighted economic and fisheries decisions, anticipate vulnerabilities to change and educate citizens to be wise stewards of the coastal environment.