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Crowdsourcing Coastal Planning Data

Crowdsourcing Coastal Planning Data

As a NOAA coastal management fellow, a VCU postgraduate will develop tech to map New York resources.

TURF—Not the Grass Kind, in Chesapeake Bay

TURF—Not the Grass Kind, in Chesapeake Bay

A fellow is tracking trends in private oyster lease use to find out what factors might be limiting oyster growers from using them in Chesapeake Bay.

VASG Spearheads Coastal Storms Program Fellowship for Mid-Atlantic Region

VASG Spearheads Coastal Storms Program Fellowship for Mid-Atlantic Region

Six students from NY, NJ, DE, and VA will spend a year working on coastal storms research.

A New View of Flooding

A New View of Flooding

Virginia Sea Grant and Clark Nexsen’s first joint coastal resiliency fellow connects communities through flooding management.

A Fellow and Her Endoscope

A Fellow and Her Endoscope

How do animals affect a salt marsh’s resilience to sea level rise?

Oyster “Skyscrapers” Make Good Homes for Your Food’s Food

Oyster “Skyscrapers” Make Good Homes for Your Food’s Food

Research Fellow Melissa Karp measured the value of restored oyster reefs as habitat in Chesapeake Bay tributaries.

Fellow to See How Corals Fare When It’s Hot Hot Hot

Fellow to See How Corals Fare When It’s Hot Hot Hot

Hannah Aichelman will study how coral found off Virginia’s coast responds to climate change.

Clues to Disease Evolution Hidden in the Oyster Archive

Clues to Disease Evolution Hidden in the Oyster Archive

Are present-day oysters more tolerant to their notorious Dermo parasite? Lauren Huey looks to the past to find out.

Forbidden Sexual Development Suspected in Unexplained Oyster Die-off

Forbidden Sexual Development Suspected in Unexplained Oyster Die-off

Joey Matt is trying to figure out why “sterile” oysters at commercial farms died en masse.

Fellow Digs into Fish DNA to Inform White Marlin Management

Fellow Digs into Fish DNA to Inform White Marlin Management

Nadya Mamoozadeh will use genetic tools to determine the how many white marlin populations are in the Atlantic Ocean.

Fellow to Study How Livestock Antibiotics Affect Nutrient-Balancing Microbes

Fellow to Study How Livestock Antibiotics Affect Nutrient-Balancing Microbes

Miguel Semedo will study how antibiotics fed to livestock affect microbes.

Plants Can Stand Up to Harsh Waves Better Than You Think

Plants Can Stand Up to Harsh Waves Better Than You Think

Yongqian Yang used computer modeling to help raise living shorelines engineers’ confidence in plants.

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.

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