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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.

Maryland Ecologist Walter Boynton to Receive Mathias Medal

Maryland Ecologist Walter Boynton to Receive Mathias Medal

Walter Boynton, who helped establish that excess nutrients degraded the Chesapeake Bay’s water quality and habitats, will receive the Mathias Medal.

A Fellow, Her Fish, and Their Bloodsucking Parasites

A Fellow, Her Fish, and Their Bloodsucking Parasites

A fellow is trying to find out if a bloodsucking parasite is contributing to decline of American eels.

Nurturing Collaboration to Find New Sea Level Rise Solutions

Nurturing Collaboration to Find New Sea Level Rise Solutions

Wetlands Watch in partnership with Virginia Sea Grant work together to combat the tangible threats of sea level rise in coastal Virginia.

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.

Using Service Learning to Build Flooding Resilience

Using Service Learning to Build Flooding Resilience

ODU extension encourages service learning partnerships that increase resiliency in underserved coastal communities.

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.

VIMS Open House Draws Enthusiastic Crowd

VIMS Open House Draws Enthusiastic Crowd

Virginia Sea Grant extension helped organize Marine Science Day at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

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.

Collaboration is Key in Sea Level Rise Resiliency Planning at 12th Adaptation Forum

Collaboration is Key in Sea Level Rise Resiliency Planning at 12th Adaptation Forum

In May, people from different sectors gathered to discuss sea level rise resiliency planning in Hampton Roads.

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.

Could State-of-the-Art Management Make Shellfish Disease Problems Worse?

Could State-of-the-Art Management Make Shellfish Disease Problems Worse?

Current shellfish disease management might let new diseases slip by.

Sea Turtle Scientist Takes Communication to New Level in VASG Seminar

Sea Turtle Scientist Takes Communication to New Level in VASG Seminar

A graduate student’s science communication project crosses institutional boundaries.

VCPC Partners with Southeast CARE Coalition to Address Environmental Issues in Newport News Community

VCPC Partners with Southeast CARE Coalition to Address Environmental Issues in Newport News Community

Together, the Virginia Coastal Policy Center and Southeast CARE Coalition are tackling sea level rise and land use issues.

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