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Intern Finds Inspiration in the Challenges of Indoor Event Photography

Intern Finds Inspiration in the Challenges of Indoor Event Photography

Zoe Jakovenko gained new photography skills as a Virginia Sea Grant intern.

What Environmental Factors Affect Larval Fish Survival? (VIDEO)

What Environmental Factors Affect Larval Fish Survival? (VIDEO)

Cindy Marin Martinez of Virginia Institute of Marine Science discusses environmental factors that might affect larval fish survival in Chesapeake Bay.

What Caused Mass Mortalities at Virginian Oyster Farms? (VIDEO)

What Caused Mass Mortalities at Virginian Oyster Farms? (VIDEO)

Graduate Research Fellow Joey Matt discusses how mass mortality events at Virginian oyster farms may be attributable to the accidental reproductive capabilities of supposedly sterile oysters.

How are nematode parasites affecting American eels? (VIDEO)

How are nematode parasites affecting American eels? (VIDEO)

Zoemma Warshafsky discusses how parasitic nematodes are affecting American eels in the Chesapeake Bay.

NOAA Digital Coast Fellowships Available

NOAA Digital Coast Fellowships Available

The NOAA Office for Coastal Management is recruiting candidates for three Digital Coast Fellowship opportunities in 2016.

Looking at Restored Oyster Reefs as Habitats (VIDEO)

Looking at Restored Oyster Reefs as Habitats (VIDEO)

Melissa Karp discusses the role of restored oyster reefs as habitats in Chesapeake Bay.

Impacts of Non-Native Catfish in Chesapeake Bay (VIDEO)

Impacts of Non-Native Catfish in Chesapeake Bay (VIDEO)

Graduate Research Fellow Joe Schmitt discusses the eating habits of non-native blue catfish and flathead catfish in Chesapeake Bay.

Are Changing Jellyfish Populations in Chesapeake Bay Affecting Carbon? (VIDEO)

Are Changing Jellyfish Populations in Chesapeake Bay Affecting Carbon? (VIDEO)

Josh Stone discusses how changing populations of jellyfish might affect the carbon that reaches the Bay floor.

Knauss Fellow to Explore International Policy and Enforcement

Knauss Fellow to Explore International Policy and Enforcement

Katheryn Patterson will spend her Knauss Fellowship serving in NOAA Fisheries’ Office of Law Enforcement.

Let Living Shoreline Vegetation Do Its Job to Stop Coastal Erosion (VIDEO)

Let Living Shoreline Vegetation Do Its Job to Stop Coastal Erosion (VIDEO)

Yongqian Yang discusses how vegetation in living shorelines reduces wave energy hitting the shore—better than some rocky sills.

Knauss Fellow to Link Ocean Science and Policy at OAR

Knauss Fellow to Link Ocean Science and Policy at OAR

Elizabeth Lewis will spend her Knauss Fellowship as the Special Assistant to Craig McLean, Assistant Administrator of the OAR.

Knauss Fellow to Learn Fisheries Management with NOAA

Knauss Fellow to Learn Fisheries Management with NOAA

Larry Redd, Jr. will spend his Knauss Fellowship in NOAA’s Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Management Division.

Knauss Fellow Navigating Toward Career in Coastal Management

Knauss Fellow Navigating Toward Career in Coastal Management

Alex Renaud will spend his Knauss Fellowship with the U.S. Army Engineering Research and Development Center.

Knauss Fellow to Concentrate on Ocean Acidification with NOAA

Knauss Fellow to Concentrate on Ocean Acidification with NOAA

Knauss Fellow Monique Baskin will be an ocean acidification specialist in the Arctic Research Program of NOAA’s Climate Program Office.

Knauss Fellow to Grow International Affairs Knowledge with NOAA

Knauss Fellow to Grow International Affairs Knowledge with NOAA

Abby Lunstrum will spend her Knauss Fellowship with NOAA’s Office of International Affairs.

Population Dynamics and Marine Economics Fellowships Available

Population Dynamics and Marine Economics Fellowships Available

The NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowships are part of a national competition for PhD-level graduate students. Applications due January 29.

Brandis Yoko Joins VASG as Visual Communications Intern

Brandis Yoko Joins VASG as Visual Communications Intern

She will be continuing her work building templates and creating infographics to help visually display some data about VASG programs.

Studying Oysters Subjected to Red Tides in York River (SLIDESHOW)

Studying Oysters Subjected to Red Tides in York River (SLIDESHOW)

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.

Virginia’s First NOAA Coastal Management Fellow: Julie Sepanik

Virginia’s First NOAA Coastal Management Fellow: Julie Sepanik

Sepanik will be working with Oregon Coastal Management Program starting this fall.

Fellowship Awarded to VA Student Studying Behavior of Bluefin Tuna Anglers

Fellowship Awarded to VA Student Studying Behavior of Bluefin Tuna Anglers

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.

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