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Michael Sullivan/UGA Skidaway Institute

Forecasters predict a more active hurricane season this year, now that the El Nino weather pattern has ended. Current predictions estimate as many as 10 to 17 possible named storms.

Getting accurate models of a hurricane’s path plays a big part in coastal communities’ ability to stay safe.

Researchers at the University of Georgia aim to improve the precision of these models by launching underwater autonomous gliders to collect data from the briny deep.


NOAA National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

Five endangered right whales have been spotted off the Georgia coast. They began returning this month to give birth.


Cindy Hill

Sea turtle nesting season is officially over. Scientists and volunteers counted 1,742 nests this year. That’s nearly half as many reported in 2016.


SpaceportCamden.com

A coastal Georgia spaceport is still far from liftoff, but it might already be attracting new business.