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George Sedberry

NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Address: Sanctuary Science Coordinator, Southeast Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Region, 10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA 31411
Phone: 912.598.2349
Personal Website:


Ph.D., 1980, College of William and Mary

Research Interests

  • marine fish ecology and fisheries
  • conservation and natural resource management
  • deep-sea biology

Current and planned research projects

  • Due to his administrative duties in NOAA, Dr. Sedberry does not have any current research projects; however he is willing to serve on student thesis committees, and can help facilitate research at Gray’s Reef (GA), Florida Keys and Flower Garden Banks (TX) National Marine Sanctuaries.


  • Sedberry, G.R., D.G. Fautin, M. Feldman, M.D. Fornwall, P. Goldstein, and R.P. Guralnick. 2011.  OBIS-USA: A data-sharing legacy of the Census of Marine Life.  Oceanography 24(2):166–173. doi:10.5670/oceanog.2011.36.
  • Fautin, D., P. Dalton, L.S. Incze, J-A. C. Leong, C. Pautzke, A. Rosenberg, P. Sandifer, G. Sedberry, J.W. Tunnell Jr., I. Abbott, R.E. Brainard, M. Brodeur, L.G. Eldredge, M. Feldman, F. Moretzsohn, P.S. Vroom, M. Wainstein and N. Wolff.  2010.  An overview of marine biodiversity in U.S. waters. PLoS ONE 5(8): e11914. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011914.
  • Schobernd, C.M. and G.R. Sedberry.  2009.  Shelf-edge and upper-slope reef fish assemblages in the South Atlantic Bight: habitat characteristics, spatial variation and reproductive behavior.  Bull Mar. Sci. 84:67-92.
  • Ribeiro, C., G.R. Sedberry, A.J. Almeida, M. Biscoito and L. Costa.  2006.  Field comparison of transect, stationary point count and visual fast count methods for visual assessment of fish assemblages of rocky habitats in Madeira.  Occ. Pap. Irish Biogeographical Soc. 9:83-103.
  • Sedberry, G.R., O. Pashuk, D.M. Wyanski, J.A. Stephen and P. Weinbach.  2006.  Spawning locations for Atlantic reef fishes off the southeastern U.S.  Proc. Gulf Carib. Fish. Inst. 57:463-514.