Tag Archives: Environmental Science

TROY professor helps discover new species causing black gill in Georgia shrimp

December 4, 2019
By Matt Clower

A Troy University biologist recently identified the microscopic parasite behind a mysterious ailment ravaging the shrimp population off the coast of Georgia.

For years, Georgia’s shrimpers have watched in dismay as the shrimp population off the Atlantic coast has dwindled. As the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported, shrimpers there blamed “black gill,” an affliction that darkens…

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TROY professor working to clean up mercury contaminated waterways

September 6, 2016
By Greg Phillips

A Troy University professor is conducting research that may help fight mercury contamination at water bodies throughout the country.

Dr. Carrie Miller, an environmental science professor at the Troy Campus, is researching the effects of sorbents (materials used to bind contaminants) on mercury contaminated soil gathered from a contaminated creek in Oak Ridge, Tenn., where…

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