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The Lynnhaven River is a popular destination for recreational fishing and boating. ©Katharine Sucher/VASG

Lynnhaven River Restoration, Changing with the Times

After several hours in the sun, Emily Egginton Skeehan, Virginia Institute of Marine Science graduate student, plunges into Virginia Beach’s largest waterway. The Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellow is deploying tilt meters

Nina Ullom. ©Chelsea Carter/VASG

Learning About Science Communication Through Reviewing Research

Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) welcomes Nina Ullom as a new office aide this summer. Her duties include assisting office members

Matt Smith, NMFS-Sea Grant Fellow, tags striped bass when collecting data in 2008. ©VIMS

Taking Disease Into Account in Managing Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass

When a mathematical model said that catch limits for Chesapeake Bay striped bass could be increased, managers knew something was fishy.

Katharine Sucher. ©Chelsea Carter/VASG

Science Writing Intern Covers VASG-Funded Research

As Virginia Sea Grant’s (VASG) new science writing intern, Katharine Sucher will spend this summer spreading science to the public. By

Cages that hold oysters peek above the water at low tide. ©Katherine Greves/VASG

VASG Announces Six Graduate Research Fellows

The fellowship supports promising graduate students who are engaged in research that furthers the goals of Virginia Sea Grant and provides fellows with hands-on experience in translating research results to coastal and marine stakeholders.

Chelsea Carter. ©Jennifer Armstrong/VASG

Photography Intern Prepares for Fieldwork

Chelsea Carter is joining Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) as this summer’s photography intern. Her responsibilities include taking photos of VASG events and research

Emily Egginton Skeehan. ©VASG

Graduate Fellow Incorporates Climate Change into Policy

After volunteering in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Emily saw firsthand how vulnerable coastal communities are to climate change. Now Emily will spend

Jennifer Murray-McClain. © Chelsea Carter/VASG

Policy Fellow Studies University-Community Partnerships

Jennifer Murray-McClain is joining Virginia Sea Grant this summer as a coastal resource policy fellow. Jennifer will be exploring possibilities

Stephanie Smallegan. ©VASG

Graduate Fellow Studies Storm Damage on Assateague Island

During her fellowship, Stephanie will study the effects of storm damage on coastal environments.

Jennifer Murray-McClain sits in on University-Community Partnership meeting. ©Chelsea Carter/VASG

Fellow Investigates Ways to Partner Universities with Community

To strengthen economic development in the area, Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission (MPPDC) and Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) are investigating ways to get Virginia universities to partner with the community.

Alison Colden. ©Chelsea Carter/VASG

Three VA Grads Named as 2015 Knauss Finalists

The Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program places qualified graduate students with host offices in legislative or executive branches of the US Federal Government.

Thomas Wysong © Julia Robins/VASG.

Aberdeen Creek Seeks Maintanence, Funding

Thomas Wysong, Virginia Sea Grant Policy Intern, is looking for a way to dredge Aberdeen Creek with a policy that doesn’t raise taxes, doesn’t divert current funds, and distributes revenue fairly.

Pop Dy Fellow Models Fish Populations in US South Atlantic

Pop Dy Fellow Models Fish Populations in US South Atlantic

Over the next three years Mark will use quantitative modeling to investigate the effects of external influences—including human, food web, and environmental factors—on dozens

Ben Marcek. ©VASG

Pop Dy Fellow Studies Spot, Atlantic Croaker

Over the next three years, Ben will investigate the effects that seasonal oxygen deficiencies and rising water temperatures have on spot and Atlantic croaker.

DJ Haskin. ©VASG

Intern Conducts Analysis to Redesign Social Media Strategy for VASG

DJ Haskin, a former Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) office aide, is taking on new responsibilities this summer as VASG’s communications research intern.

Thomas Wysong. ©VASG

VCU Student Evaluates How to Fund Dredging of Creek

Thomas Wysong is joining Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) as one of this summer’s coastal resource policy fellows. Thomas will evaluate the potential for creating a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district

Abby Lunstrum. ©VASG

Graduate Fellow Researches Impact of Aquaculture on Nitrogen Levels

Over the next two years, Abby will investigate how off-bottom oyster aquaculture, a method of oyster farming, affects nutrient cycling in coastal sediments. A major focus

Sarah Pease. ©VASG

Graduate Fellow Studies Harmful Algal Bloom

Sarah will investigate Alexandrium monilatum, a harmful algal bloom species in the Chesapeake Bay. A.monilatum releases a toxin

Joshua Stone. ©VASG

Graduate Fellow Researches Jellyfish, Develops App

During his fellowship Joshua will investigate the dynamics of comb jellies and sea nettles—two types of gelatinous zooplankton—in the Chesapeake Bay.

Graduate Fellow Studies Blue Crab Habitat

Graduate Fellow Studies Blue Crab Habitat

Over the next two years, Megan will investigate the value of coastal habitats to juvenile blue crab populations in the Chesapeake Bay.

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