Scientists Race To Track Oil From Capsized Ship

The capsized cargo ship Golden Ray is still trapped in St. Simons Sound. And, while trapped, it has repeatedly leaked oil. Teams of scientists are working to trace the oil and limit its impact on the delicate marsh ecosystem. But there could be disagreement about just how far the oil is spreading. Read more…

THE EXPERT IS IN - SPECIAL EVENT AT THE SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

UGA Marine Sciences professor Dr. Mandy Joye and colleague Dr. Erik Cordes from Temple University will be speaking at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History “The Expert is In” on October 8th, 2019. They will be discussing their work on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the effects oil spills have on marine mammals, the deep sea, fisheries, and more. Read more…

UGA SCIENTIST: THERE IS OIL IN MARSHES NEAR ST. SIMONS

There is definitely oil in the marshes near St. Simon’s island where a shipping vessel capsized this month (September 2019). That’s the conclusion of UGA Marine Scientist Dr. Mandy Joye and others who sampled the marshes. Read more…

Deep Ocean Exploration: Microbial Foundations and Connectivity

Samantha Joye discussed the use of novel modes of ocean exploration to explore the dynamics and connectivity of the ocean microbial communities that underpin Earth's biogeochemical cycles. Read more…

Chasing the methane dragon that lurks in the deep sea

No human had ever explored this particular underwater world. Samantha Joye, an oceanographer and microbiologist, was about to change that. Read more…

9 Athens art exhibitions to visit this fall

Fall in Athens is has many things to offer, whether it be University of Georgia football, Autumn-themed food or its array of musicians to perform downtown but the city also has a wide range of art showcases to explore over the season, including art inspired by Dr. Samantha Joye’s deep sea research. Read more…

Beyond Blue, a new ocean exploration video game, is coming soon to PCs and consoles

Set in the near future, players will explore the mysteries of our ocean…E-Line media (the game's creators) partnered with BBC Studios (developers of the acclaimed Blue Planet II), world class game makers, and some of the field’s leading ocean experts, including significant input from Dr. Samantha Joye, to craft an experience that reflects the awesome wonder and unbounded mystery that infuses our planet’s beating blue heart. Read more…

graduate student successfully defends thesis

Cathrine Shepard, a Masters student in the Joye lab, successfully defended her thesis on July 22nd, 2019, entitled “Nutrient Availability Modulates the Effects of Corexit 9500A on Oil Biodegradation". Read more…

Joye lab members attend Gordon Research Conference

Dr. Samantha Joye and graduate student Hannah Choi attended the Applied and Environmental Microbiology Gordon Research Conference. This year’s theme was Shaping the Earth's Microverse. Read more…

Scientist Samantha Joye named Regents’ Professor

Samantha Joye, an internationally recognized University of Georgia marine scientist who studies the complex interplay between microbes and large-scale ecological processes in the oceans, has been named Regents’ Professor, effective July 1. Read more…

Ocean researcher explores an underwater world

Underwater geysers spewing out boiling hot fluids. Little invertebrate worms colonizing the hot vents that release these fluids into the deep ocean. Charred giant tube worms littering the landscape after the underwater chimney they lived on collapsed—and that’s just what Mandy Joye saw on one 14-hour dive in the Gulf of California. Read more…

SPECTACULAR 'MIRROR POOLS' AND LARGE 'LIVING ROCKS' DISCOVERED DURING DEEP-SEA EXPEDITION IN GULF OF CALIFORNIA

According to Mandy Joye from the University of Georgia, who led the expedition, the towers are biological hotspots for life and could potentially contain previously undiscovered species, despite the fact that the hydrothermal fluids contained high levels of sulfide, which can be harmful to living organisms. Read more…

Knowledge gap closed in our understanding of degradation of ethane

Ethane is the second most common component of natural gas and is present in deep-seated land and marine gas deposits all around the world. Up to now, it was unclear how ethane is degraded in the absence of oxygen. A team of researchers, including Dr. Samantha “Mandy” Joye, have solved this mystery, after more than fifteen years of research work. Read more…

A sense of the sublime

When Samantha Joye and Rebecca Rutstein talk about diving in the deep ocean, it can be difficult to tell who is the scientist and who is the artist. Read more…

Artist, professor combine arts and sciences in deep sea

For Samantha Joye and Rebecca Rutstein, the point where the arts, the sciences and the humanities meet is thousands of meters beneath the sea. Read more…

Out of the darkness - light in the sea of cortez

Dr. Samantha Joye and artist Rebecca Rutstein embark together on a deep sea expedition in November 2018 to the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) with a group of scientists aboard the R/V Atlantis. While the scientists study hydrothermal vents and the unique carbon-cycling processes occurring in Mexico’s Guaymas Basin in the Sea of Cortez, Rutstein will set up her studio on the ship and create new works inspired by the data they’re collecting in real time. Read more…

Professor explores brine pools on ocean floor in documentary

Samantha Joye, Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Arts and Sciences, is one of the very few humans who have seen the mysterious brine pools of the ocean floor, and her expertise informs the new BBC documentary, "Planet Earth: Blue Planet II." Read more...

BBC's Planet Earth: Blue Planet II Features Deep Ocean Research and Scientists

"Magical discovery moments" is how Dr. Samantha "Mandy" Joye describes scenes at the bottom of the ocean. Now, thanks to the BBC-produced documentary series Blue Planet II, we can get a glimpse of these discovery moments and join discussions about the ocean's important. Read more...

This badass woman explores the deep sea to help us save it

Samantha Joye has been exploring the deep sea for more than 20 years. The microbiologist at the University of Georgia has seen what can happen when this hidden part of our world is not protected. Read more...