Not all University of Guam sophomore students can claim genius in their ancestry, but Trevor Boykin can trace his back to 1918, the year his paternal great-grandmother Katherine Johnson, was born. A mathematician, physicist, and space scientist, Katherine was an integral part of NASA’s early space program. Her contributions were vital to the successful launching […]
Although on opposite sides of the world, Puerto Rico and Guam share similarities in both political status and natural resources as tropical island U.S. Territories. Dr. Austin Shelton of the University of Guam Sea Grant Program recently visited the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. Along with other Sea Grant Programs from Hawai‘i, Florida, and […]
UOG Sea Grant is currently accepting applications for its Turtle Education Outreach Internship. Applications are due on November 15, 2016 by 5 p.m. Guam Community College and UOG undergraduate students alike are encouraged to apply for the three-month internship, which includes a $1,000 stipend. Interns will undergo training on community outreach. They will learn about […]
Guam residents appreciate the familiar sight of sport fishing charters, outrigger canoes, and dive boats on the island’s nearshore waters, but opulent racing yachts and Gilded Age mansions form the impressive tableau to a visitor of Rhode Island’s Narrangasett Bay. Newport, a seaside city in Narrangasett Bay, grew out of America’s whaling industries, slave trade, […]
In the Great Lakes region, Sea Grant scientists research invasive species in freshwater such as lamprey or zebra mussels, while in Maine, extension agents assist fishermen in their occupational transition from lobster trapping to seaweed aquaculture. Hawaii Sea Grant, meanwhile, has a feasibility study in the works to assess the potential for sea water air […]
Jacques Cousteau, the Frenchman whose adventures stoke the popular imagination about marine biologists, inspired a generation to pursue breathing underwater on strange contraptions, seeking alien life in watery depths. And while the romantic vision of communicating with dolphins no doubt looms large in perceptions of what a marine biologist does, day-to-day research diverges from Cousteau’s […]
Dr. Laura Biggs speaks with local mayors regarding the Sea Grant publication Mariana Islands Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters. Click here to read Guam Daily Post article.
Controlling soil erosion is imperative for the health of coral reefs surrounding tropical islands like Guam and her northern neighbor Rota. Soil erosion and run-off result in sedimentation and suffocation of the complex organisms that make up a reef system. Soil scientist Dr. Mohammad Golabi has been monitoring water quality of Rota’s Talakhaya Watershed […]