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VA Student Studies How Fish Length Relates to Survival in Newly Awarded Fellowship

VA Student Studies How Fish Length Relates to Survival in Newly Awarded Fellowship

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.

VA Student Awarded Fellowship to Study Populations of Long-Distance Migrating Fish

VA Student Awarded Fellowship to Study Populations of Long-Distance Migrating Fish

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.

Katharine Sucher

Staff Writer Covers Oyster Research

Katharine joined Virginia Sea Grant this June as a Staff Writer, focusing on a very relevant topic to Virginia: the history of oysters.

Dutch Insights for Virginia Coasts

Dutch Insights for Virginia Coasts

In June 2015, Dutch experts in coastal water management and flood control offered practical insights for Virginia communities in five days of workshops at Norfolk’s Slover Library.

Announcing Virginia's 2016 Class of Knauss Fellows

Announcing Virginia’s 2016 Class of Knauss Fellows

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.

VT Researcher Studies Water Quality at Virginia Oyster Hatcheries

VT Researcher Studies Water Quality at Virginia Oyster Hatcheries

With support from Virginia Sea Grant, David Kuhn is documenting water chemistry and quality at six Virginia oyster hatcheries to see how it relates to larvae production.

VASG Welcomes 2015 Summer Interns

VASG Welcomes 2015 Summer Interns

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.

Keeping Floods at Bay: Adaptation Forum Looks at Megaproject Pros, Cons

Keeping Floods at Bay: Adaptation Forum Looks at Megaproject Pros, Cons

On May 22, the Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum discussed hypothetical megaprojects that could be engineered to protect Virginia’s coasts from floods and storms.

Fellow Looks at Oyster Genes and Survival

Fellow Looks at Oyster Genes and Survival

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.

Fellow to Study Young Eel, Croaker, Menhaden

Fellow to Study Young Eel, Croaker, Menhaden

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.

Fellow Researches Nutrients in Coastal Virginia Wetlands

Fellow Researches Nutrients in Coastal Virginia Wetlands

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.

Fellow Studies Blue Catfish in Chesapeake Bay

Fellow Studies Blue Catfish in Chesapeake Bay

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.

Fellow Studies Seagrasses and Greenhouse Gases

Fellow Studies Seagrasses and Greenhouse Gases

As a graduate research fellow, Matthew Oreska will research seagrass beds’ release of greenhouse gases in South Bay, Virginia.

Fellow Investigates What Makes a Quality Oyster Reef

Fellow Investigates What Makes a Quality Oyster Reef

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.

Fellow Researches How Coastal Grasses Protect the Shore

Fellow Researches How Coastal Grasses Protect the Shore

Yongqian Yang will research how coastal grasses affect wave patterns and can protect shorelines.

Fellow Researches Disease Affecting American Eel

Fellow Researches Disease Affecting American Eel

Zoemma Warshafsky will be researching a parasitic nematode as a possible cause for the shrinking population of American eel.

Welcome Class of 2015! Marine Science Fellows Take on Research, Outreach

Welcome Class of 2015! Marine Science Fellows Take on Research, Outreach

This week Virginia Sea Grant announces the eight marine science graduate students that make up the 2015 class of Graduate Research Fellows.

VCU Team Presents Final Plan for Lands End Subdivision

VCU Team Presents Final Plan for Lands End Subdivision

On May 8, students from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) prepared to present the final draft of a land use plan for the Lands End Subdivision’s Captain Sinclair property. But first—lunch.

Science Teachers Put Lessons from Field Course into Action

Science Teachers Put Lessons from Field Course into Action

Teachers who attended the Virginia Coastal Ecosystem Field Course last July are using techniques to better help students learn about marine science.

What's in Your Water? William & Mary Law School Leads Discussion on Virginia Water Quality

What’s in Your Water? William & Mary Law School Leads Discussion on Virginia Water Quality

Virginia discharges the second highest amount of toxic substances into waterways in the nation. William & Mary Law School co-sponsored a symposium on Friday, March 27 to identify concerns and solutions to water quality issues in the state.

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