This summer, there were some big blooms of the rust-colored algae, Alexandrium monilatum, in Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellow Sarah Pease is studying this algae and whether the toxin it produces could affect oyster or human health.
Fellowships & Internships
- Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowships
- NMFS-Sea Grant Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Ph.D. Fellowship
- NMFS-Sea Grant Marine Resource Economics Ph.D. Fellowship
- NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship
- Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
- Collaborative Fisheries Research Graduate Fellowship
- Science Communication Internships
- Photography Internship
- Coastal and Marine Law and Policy Internship
Stories about or by Students
Sepanik will be working with Oregon Coastal Management Program starting this fall.
This summer, Virginia Institute of Marine Science student Willy Goldsmith will address the issue of rebuilding the population of Atlantic bluefin tuna by examining the motivations and values of the anglers targeting the species.
To find out how fish length might be better used in fisheries management, Quang Huynh will begin a Sea Grant-National Marine Fisheries Service Population and Ecosystems Dynamics Fellowship in August.
Nothing in life is certain, but Lisa Ailloud says in stock assessment, uncertainty poses problems. To help develop more certainty, Ailloud will investigate the issues scientists face in trying to conduct stock assessments for long-distance migrating fish.
The Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program places qualified graduate students with host offices in legislative or executive branches of government for a one-year, paid fellowship in the Washington, DC area.
This summer Virginia Sea Grant is pleased to welcome four Virginia students in the roles of communications research intern, office aide, science writing intern, and student correspondent.
Joseph Matt will examine whether there is a relationship between oyster brood stock origin and triploid mortality, which could help commercial growers make more informed decisions about the oysters they plant.
Cindy Marin Martinez’s research will focus on three important species in the Chesapeake Bay: Atlantic croaker, American eel, and Atlantic menhaden. She hopes to determine whether the population of larval fishes in the York River is a good proxy for the amount of larval fishes moving into the Bay.
Joseph Morina will research the nutrient cycling of wetlands and the effects this has on downstream coastal ecosystems. He will also study the response of these systems to increasing sea levels, saltwater intrusion, and other effects of climate change.
Since their introduction, blue catfish in the Chesapeake Bay have grown numerous and large. Joseph Schmitt will research blue catfish as a non-native species in Virginia.
As a graduate research fellow, Matthew Oreska will research seagrass beds’ release of greenhouse gases in South Bay, Virginia.
Melissa Karp will investigate the effects of species diversity within an oyster reef as well as the structural complexity of the reef and the salinity of the water.
Yongqian Yang will research how coastal grasses affect wave patterns and can protect shorelines.
Zoemma Warshafsky will be researching a parasitic nematode as a possible cause for the shrinking population of American eel.
This week Virginia Sea Grant announces the eight marine science graduate students that make up the 2015 class of Graduate Research Fellows.
Graduate student interns Raph Mazzone and Bea Vianna will help Virginia Sea Grant how scientists work together in interdisciplinary research projects.
This spring, Claire Rosier joined Virginia Sea Grant as an office aide, getting the chance to dip her toes into the world of marine science.
A Virginia Sea Grant graduate research fellow is researching whether aquaculture can help remove excess nitrogen from the Bay through denitrification.
By Julia Robins, Staff Writer For Jacklyn Cravey, Virginia Sea Grant’s (VASG) spring 2015 photography intern, her time at Sea Grant made for a semester of firsts. She got to delve into photojournalism, event photography, and even taking photographs with a drone. “That was really fun,” she says. “I’ve been wanting to try out a […]