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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.
After two semesters as a student correspondent, Julia Robins is joining the Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) team full-time as the new communications assistant.
As Virginia Sea Grant’s (VASG) new science writing intern, Katharine Sucher will spend this summer spreading science to the public. By
The fellowship supports promising graduate students who are engaged in research that furthers the goals of Virginia Sea Grant and provides fellows with hands-on experience in translating research results to coastal and marine stakeholders.
VASG works with researchers to find ways to keep cownose ray out of commercial oyster beds.
Chelsea Carter is joining Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) as this summer’s photography intern. Her responsibilities include taking photos of VASG events and research
Virginia graduate students Mark Stratton and Ben Marcek are among the newest National Marine Fisheries Service-Sea Grant Population Dynamics (Pop Dy) Fellows. The Pop Dy Fellowship provides support to Ph.D. students interested in careers related to study of fish populations and quantitative methods for assessing fish populations. Here’s more about Ben and Mark’s upcoming research: […]
On June 20, a group of professors from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) took the first step toward revitalizing a rural tidewater waterfront property far removed from the hustle and bustle of Richmond, Virginia.
To strengthen economic development in the area, Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission (MPPDC) and Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) are investigating ways to get Virginia universities to partner with the community.