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Juvenile blue crab. ©Megan Wood/VIMS

Red Algae May Help Blue Crabs as Seagrass Declines

Understanding how red algae habitats affect juvenile blue crab survival could make it easier to predict adult populations.

©Jacklyn Cravey/VASG

Photos from the 2015 Blue Crab Bowl

On February 7, top science students from ten Virginia high schools faced off at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science for the 18th Annual Blue Crab Bowl.

Teachers take core samples and look for beads that represent chemicals in sediments. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Teachers Learn GK12 Lesson Plans at VIMS Workshop

The seven activities on display were just a fraction of those the teachers would go home with: a USB drive of more than 70 activities based on real science.

©Julia Robins/VASG

Tackling Big Issues in Symposium Breakout Sessions

The breakout sessions at the VASG Symposium addressed big questions, from how to improve oyster management to finding ways to plan for changing sea levels.

©Julia Robins/VASG

The Right Model for the Job: Storm Surge Models at Hampton Roads Forum

At the 7th Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum, modeling experts shared insights on the most common storm surge modeling tools used for planning and response.

VASG Participants Collaborate at Annual Symposium (SLIDESHOW)

VASG Participants Collaborate at Annual Symposium (SLIDESHOW)

On January 29, 2015, students, scientists, resource managers, and extension staff gathered at Virginia Sea Grant’s 6th annual Project Participants’ Symposium in Richmond, VA.

Skip Stiles speaking at the sixth annual Virginia Sea Grant Project Participants' Symposium. ©Jen Armstrong/VASG

Better Collaboration, Stronger Projects at VASG Symposium

Speakers at the VASG Project Participants’ Symposium discussed challenges of building successful collaborations when crossing institutional boundaries.

2015 Summer Science Writing Internship Announced

2015 Summer Science Writing Internship Announced

Virginia Sea Grant’s Summer Science Writing Internship is a paid opportunity for an undergraduate to report and write pieces that communicate complex scientific information to non-scientists and decision-makers.

©VIMS

Electrofishing: A Profitable Remedy for Invasive Blue Catfish?

In 2014, Virginia waterman George Earl Trice IV received funding to document the effectiveness of electrofishing blue catfish for commercial harvest.

Knauss Fellow to Focus on Habitat Restoration, Water

Knauss Fellow to Focus on Habitat Restoration, Water

For her Knauss Fellowship, Allison Colden will work on staff for California Congressman, focusing on habitat restoration and water infrastructure.

Knauss Fellow to Gain International Experience with NOAA

Knauss Fellow to Gain International Experience with NOAA

For his Knauss Fellowship, Scott Van Der Hyde will gain international experience as a staff lead and assistant in NOAA’s International Activities office.

Emily Eggington Skeehan. ©VASG

Knauss Fellow Works on Climate Issues at NOAA

As a Knauss Fellow, Emily Skeehan will work as the Strategic Planning and External Affairs Coordinator for the Office of the Under Secretary NOAA.

Yvonne Baker. ©VASG

Knauss Fellow Joins Staff of US Senate Oceans Subcommittee

Yvonne Baker will spend her Knauss Fellowship working with the Democratic staff for the Oceans Subcommittee of the US Senate Commerce Committee.

Marine Mammal Health is Focus for Knauss Fellow

Marine Mammal Health is Focus for Knauss Fellow

Steve Manley will spend his Knauss Fellowship as the new Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Fellow for the National Marine Fisheries Service.

George Wenn. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

New Laboratory Specialist Joins Virginia Tech Hampton Lab

George Wenn is the new laboratory specialist at the Virginia Tech Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Hampton.

Alex Squadrito. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Virginia Tech Hampton Lab Welcomes New Research Specialist

As research specialist, Alex Squadrito helps conduct aquaculture research for institutions and facilities that are unable to conduct independent trials.

Are Fisheries and Land-Use Managers Speaking the Same Language?

Are Fisheries and Land-Use Managers Speaking the Same Language?

Fisheries managers and land-use planners may not be speaking the same language, which could have big implications for Virginia’s ecosystem and economy.

©Sydney Mahon/VASG

Bringing Real Scientific Data into the Classroom

VIMS educators held a professional development workshop at W&M to show teachers how to incorporate real scientific data into classroom activities.

©Carol Hopper Brill/VIMS

New Tool Lets Students Explore Real Marine Science in Classroom

VIMS educators compiled over 70 lessons, activities, and other resources developed by GK12 Fellows to bring real marine science into the classroom.

Ray Toll. ©Old Dominion University

ODU Hosts White House-Sponsored Event on Sea Level Rise Preparedness, Mitigation

With support from FEMA, Old Dominion University hosted a day-long exercise to simulate the effects of sea level rise and climate change in Virginia and the nation.

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