On July 5th, several SIBC Members climbed aboard the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium’s research vessel, the Sea Dawg, for a morning trawl in Wassaw Sound! We learned how to identify different types of marine life found in tidal rivers while learning about Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s new Trawl to Trash program, which is designed to prevent litter from entering the marine environment. We actually construct our own trawl to trash bags using recycled shrimp net material so that it can be used to collect marine debris along the coast! This was a very educational event and the weather was sunny and clear. A great time on Wassaw Sound learning about marine life in our area and watching the Sea Dawg at work!!
Photos of the event can be found at this link:UGA Trawl to Trash Outing