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VIDEO: 2015 Virginia Sea Grant Annual Report

VIDEO: 2015 Virginia Sea Grant Annual Report

On January 29, 2015, Virginia Sea Grant Director Troy Hartley gave his annual report to the attendees of the Virginia Sea Grant 6th Annual Project Participants’ Symposium.

Juvenile blue crab. ©Megan Wood/VIMS

Red Algae May Help Blue Crabs as Seagrass Declines

Understanding how red algae habitats affect juvenile blue crab survival could make it easier to predict adult populations.

©Jacklyn Cravey/VASG

Photos from the 2015 Blue Crab Bowl

On February 7, top science students from ten Virginia high schools faced off at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science for the 18th Annual Blue Crab Bowl.

Teachers take core samples and look for beads that represent chemicals in sediments. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Teachers Learn GK12 Lesson Plans at VIMS Workshop

The seven activities on display were just a fraction of those the teachers would go home with: a USB drive of more than 70 activities based on real science.

©Julia Robins/VASG

Tackling Big Issues in Symposium Breakout Sessions

The breakout sessions at the VASG Symposium addressed big questions, from how to improve oyster management to finding ways to plan for changing sea levels.

©Julia Robins/VASG

The Right Model for the Job: Storm Surge Models at Hampton Roads Forum

At the 7th Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum, modeling experts shared insights on the most common storm surge modeling tools used for planning and response.