Zoe Jakovenko gained new photography skills as a Virginia Sea Grant intern.
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
Cindy Marin Martinez of Virginia Institute of Marine Science discusses environmental factors that might affect larval fish survival in Chesapeake Bay.
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.
Zoemma Warshafsky discusses how parasitic nematodes are affecting American eels in the Chesapeake Bay.
The NOAA Office for Coastal Management is recruiting candidates for three Digital Coast Fellowship opportunities in 2016.
Melissa Karp discusses the role of restored oyster reefs as habitats in Chesapeake Bay.
Graduate Research Fellow Joe Schmitt discusses the eating habits of non-native blue catfish and flathead catfish in Chesapeake Bay.
Josh Stone discusses how changing populations of jellyfish might affect the carbon that reaches the Bay floor.
Katheryn Patterson will spend her Knauss Fellowship serving in NOAA Fisheries’ Office of Law Enforcement.
Yongqian Yang discusses how vegetation in living shorelines reduces wave energy hitting the shore—better than some rocky sills.
Elizabeth Lewis will spend her Knauss Fellowship as the Special Assistant to Craig McLean, Assistant Administrator of the OAR.
Larry Redd, Jr. will spend his Knauss Fellowship in NOAA’s Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Management Division.
Alex Renaud will spend his Knauss Fellowship with the U.S. Army Engineering Research and Development Center.
Knauss Fellow Monique Baskin will be an ocean acidification specialist in the Arctic Research Program of NOAA’s Climate Program Office.
Abby Lunstrum will spend her Knauss Fellowship with NOAA’s Office of International Affairs.
The NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowships are part of a national competition for PhD-level graduate students. Applications due January 29.
She will be continuing her work building templates and creating infographics to help visually display some data about VASG programs.
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.
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.