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DNA Provides Clues in Cownose Ray Population Mystery

DNA Provides Clues in Cownose Ray Population Mystery

A research tool more often linked to forensic science is helping to crack the case of a marine mystery: how many populations of cownose rays are out there?

Encroaching seas have devastated trees at Bethel Beach in Mathews County, Virginia. ©Wetlands Watch

Sea Level Rise: A Relentless Reality That Virginia Must Plan For Carefully

Motivated by flooding from recent hurricanes, leaders at state and local levels have begun to take a serious look at planning for rising sea levels.

Lisa Ayers Lawrence Named Informal Educator of the Year

Lisa Ayers Lawrence Named Informal Educator of the Year

The Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association honored Lisa Ayers Lawrence with the 2014 Informal Educator Award in July.

Teacher Professional Development Inspires Coastal Science for the Classroom (SLIDESHOW)

Teacher Professional Development Inspires Coastal Science for the Classroom (SLIDESHOW)

Sixteen teachers from all around Virginia got together to learn about and explore coastal change at the 2014 Virginia Coastal Ecosystems Field Course. The Virginia Sea Grant funded workshop took place from July 7-12. Through hands-on activities and lectures given by scientists and National Science Foundation GK12 fellows, the teachers learned about coastal field work. They […]

Event coordinator Mary Fabrizio (back L) and international presenter Verena Trenkel (back R) discuss new fish abundance modeling approaches. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Modeling Workshop Introduces New Strategies to Regional Experts (SLIDESHOW)

Fourteen regional and international modeling experts gathered at Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) on May 2 to practice the latest techniques in mathematical modeling.

An example of a recycling bin placed in sporting goods stores. ©Kim Holland

Getting Out of a Tangle: Recycling Fishing Line

Wes Batten says monofilament fishing line is often tossed into trashcans, “or worse, rolled up and thrown in the weeds of boat ramps.” Flotilla 67 has installed monofilament fishing line recycling bins to cut down on these occurrences.