Diverse team sails on black gill cruise

The Marc Frischer and Dick Lee labs sponsored their second annual black gill cruise on October 22 on board the Research Vessel Savannah. The purpose of the cruise was to survey the shrimp population just offshore of Wassaw Island, inside Wassaw Sound and in the Wilmington River.

In addition to Skidaway Institute researchers, the cruise included a sizeable science party with representatives from Georgia Sea Grant, UGA Marine Extension, Georgia DNR, South Carolina DNR, Troy University, Mercer University and the shrimp industry. One additional goal of the cruise was to bring representatives of the wide-ranging constituencies together to discuss mutual issues and concerns.

One purpose of the cruise was to bring different constituencies together. In this picture are (l-r) Marc Frischer, Mark Risse (Marine Extension), Amy Thurman (Southern Tides Magazine), Drew Ambos (Ambos Seafood), Crawfish Crawford (partially hidden) and Pat Geer (Georgia DNR). .

One purpose of the cruise was to bring different constituencies together. In this picture are (l-r) Marc Frischer, Mark Risse (Marine Extension), Amy Thurman (Southern Tides Magazine), Drew Ambos (Ambos Seafood), Crawfish Crawford (partially hidden) and Pat Geer (Georgia DNR). .

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Pat Geer from Georgia DNR assists John Bichy with a trawl net.

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Sorting through the results of a trawl.

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A shrimp with clear evidence of black gill.

 

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