Troy Hartley leads the social science portion of a new NSF-Funded Project to evaluate the process of collaborative decision-making about oyster populations.
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Virginia graduate student Steve Manley has been named a finalist for the prestigious 2015 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.
16 teachers received hands-on science training at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Eastern Shore Lab this past July.
Susan Park, VASG Assistant Director for Research, is visiting universities throughout Virginia to talk about grantsmanship and the 2015-2018 Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship program.
Healthy fish reflect healthy estuaries. VASG graduate research fellow has been looking at how different Virginia estuaries prepare juvenile fish for survival.
Four Hampton University students became ambassadors this summer—aquaculture ambassadors, that is. The students are part of the Virginia Sea Grant-funded Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Ambassadors (SFAA) program, a new collaboration between Hampton University (HU) and Virginia Tech (VT).
Americans are hungry for seafood, but most of that seafood is coming from overseas. The US seafood trade deficit has grown to more than $11.2 billion annually, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. One way to reduce the gap could be through US aquaculture.
The Virginia Clean Marina Program awarded Top Rack Marina with Clean Marine designation for voluntarily preventing and reducing pollution at their facility.
Who would suspect that in a bay with as much shallow water as the Chesapeake there would be competition for space in its shallow water habitat?
DNA analysis revealed evidence there could be an undocumented cownose ray species in the Gulf of Mexico that genetically resembles the Brazilian cownose ray.
A research tool more often linked to forensic science is helping to crack the case of a marine mystery: how many populations of cownose rays are out there?
Motivated by flooding from recent hurricanes, leaders at state and local levels have begun to take a serious look at planning for rising sea levels.
The Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association honored Lisa Ayers Lawrence with the 2014 Informal Educator Award in July.
Sixteen teachers from all around Virginia got together to learn about and explore coastal change at the 2014 Virginia Coastal Ecosystems Field Course. The Virginia Sea Grant funded workshop took place from July 7-12. Through hands-on activities and lectures given by scientists and National Science Foundation GK12 fellows, the teachers learned about coastal field work. They […]
Fourteen regional and international modeling experts gathered at Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) on May 2 to practice the latest techniques in mathematical modeling.
Wes Batten says monofilament fishing line is often tossed into trashcans, “or worse, rolled up and thrown in the weeds of boat ramps.” Flotilla 67 has installed monofilament fishing line recycling bins to cut down on these occurrences.
After several hours in the sun, Emily Egginton Skeehan, Virginia Institute of Marine Science graduate student, plunges into Virginia Beach’s largest waterway. The Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellow is deploying tilt meters
Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) welcomes Nina Ullom as a new office aide this summer. Her duties include assisting office members
When a mathematical model said that catch limits for Chesapeake Bay striped bass could be increased, managers knew something was fishy.