Climb aboard the 43-foot trawler R/V Sea Dawg for a memorable scientific collecting trip. Sample the benthic communities found in tidal rivers and sounds, then identify, sort, count and record species, environmental and positional data. Discussions include the natural history, diversity and ecological/commercial significance of findings. Each trip is limited to 1-3 participants who are traveling as a group for a total fee of $132. Children 10 and up are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Check in is at 8:30 a.m. at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium. The boat will leave the dock at 9 a.m. and return at noon. Dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes. No food or drink is provided but we ask that you bring a reusable water bottle.
Note: Participation does not include entry into the aquarium. Aquarium visits can be made by appointment only on the Aquarium by Appointment registration page.
Fee: A total of $132 per trip for a group of 1-3 participants. Participants must sign up by 12 noon on Monday of that program week.
• For safety and appropriate social distancing, this program is limited to a group of 1-3 participants per program in addition to a UGA Captain, First Mate and Crew.
• Passengers are required to wear face coverings and practice social distancing during check-in and while on board the vessel for the duration of the trip.
Open time slots are to the right. Trawls will run rain or shine but back-up/inclement weather dates for each trawl will be another day the same week and are listed. Cancellations as a result of severe storms, lightening or high winds are made only by the captain. Participants will be notified in these events.
For questions, contact Public Programs Coordinator, Kayla Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-598-3345. This event counts toward the Coastal Stewards Program, designed to engage adults in activities that improve their knowledge of coastal ecosystems, enhance understanding of current issues impacting coastal communities, and inspire stewardship of natural resources.