The Georgia Southern University Sea Turtle Program @ St. Catherines Island
The University sponsors the St. Catherine’s Sea Turtle Program, a conservation effort to study and protect coastal Georgia’s endangered sea turtles.
Rain Data collected on St. Catherines Island can be accessed here.
The Applied Coastal Research Lab (ACRL)
The Applied Coastal Research Laboratory (ACRL) is a field laboratory located on Skidaway Island near Savannah, Georgia providing logistical support for field trips from inland areas, and access to large and small research vessels, geological and geophysical field sampling equipment and full GIS capabilities. Campus partners on Skidaway Island, including Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, Grays Reef National Marine Sanctuary and the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service, provide opportunities for a variety of collaborative interactions.
Geology and geography faculty and students work closely with the Georgia Southern Museum which is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Permanent exhibits include the 40-million-year-old whale Georgiacetus vogtlensis, an internationally recognized fossil discovered and excavated by Georgia Southern faculty and students in Burke County, Georgia. Bearing legs like their early land mammal ancestors, the specimen represents a missing link in the evolution of whales.
The Weather Station
Georgia Southern has a weather station affiliated with the National Weather Service (NWS) in Charleston, S.C. Data from the University station is fed to the NWS and broadcast through lie monitors on campus and at the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.
Last updated: 1/3/2017