December 4, 2019
By Matt Clower
The Skidaway Institute for Oceanography boat docks on the Skidaway River in Georgia.
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…