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Courtesy of University of Georgia Office of Public Service and Outreach

If you’re in the Atlanta area and want to eat oysters, one of the places to go is Kimball House in Decatur. On any given day, they might have oysters from Washington State, California, South Carolina, Maryland and Virginia. The menu changes daily.  

“A lot of my focus is on maintaining what we hope others will view as a really solid oyster menu,” said Bryan Rackley, one of the owners of the restaurant.

Courtesy of Tybee Island Police Department

One of the highest tides of the year, called a king tide, caused flooding on the Georgia coast this week. Volunteers are collecting data about it, to be better prepared next time.

The only higher tides ever recorded at the tidal gauge at Fort Pulaski near Savannah were during hurricanes. The bridge connecting Tybee Island to the mainland was submerged, and homes and streets on the island were flooded.

Scientists knew it was going to be a really high tide, but wind pushed it even higher than predicted, said Mark Risse, director of University of Georgia's Marine Extension.