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©Stephanie Chavez/VASG

New Efforts to Advance Biosecurity for East Coast Shellfish

Shellfish industry, regulators, and scientists have been collaborating to improve biosecurity in interstate transfers along the East Coast.

Chef John Maxwell, a renowned chef and culinary educator, gives a red crab cooking demonstration. ©Julia Robins/VASG

2015 Chefs’ Seafood Symposium (SLIDESHOW)

On March 10, 2015, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) hosted the 23rd Chefs’ Seafood Symposium.

Teams from the Colonial Williamsburg Apprenticeship Program cook red crab in creative ways to try to win the Virginia Seafood Cooking Competition. ©Julia Robins/VASG

VIMS Hosts 23rd Annual Chefs’ Seafood Symposium

On March 10, 2015, Virginia Institute of Marine Science hosted the 23rd Chefs’ Seafood Symposium, highlighting the deep sea red crab.

©Stephanie Chavez/VASG

A Surprising Possible Advantage of Oyster Disease Tolerance

In a VIMS study, the more an oyster was infected with the disease Perkinsus marinus, the less likely it was to harbor vibrios, leading scientists to take a closer look at breeding for disease tolerance.

Susan Vermillion. ©VCPC

VCPC Takes Another Look at Virginia’s Dillon Rule

The VCPC is evaluating the issue of local government authority under the Dillon Rule to help Virginia localities effectively adapt to sea level rise.

Rosemary Hambright. ©VCPC

VCPC Assesses Unregulated Chemical Storage in James River

This Spring, two VCPC students will work with the James River Association to assess the storage of unregulated chemical substances along the James River.

Matthew Hubbard. ©VCPC

VCPC Examines Drainage System in Matthews County

This Spring, two VCPC students will examine a system of drainage ditches across Matthews County that often floods into nearby roads and properties.

Hannah Needleman. ©VCPC

VCPC Researches Impact of Sealants on Chesapeake Bay

This Spring, a VCPC student is researching the impacts of coal tar sealants on the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Lauren Coleman. ©VCPC

VCPC Researches Oyster Grounds in Nansemond River

A VCPC student is working with the Nansemond River Preservation Alliance to research oyster grounds in the Nansemond River.

Sarah Pease. ©VASG

VIDEO: Fellow Shares Algal Bloom Research at Symposium

Sarah Pease shared her research on harmful algal blooms at the 2015 Project Participants’ Symposium.

Stephanie Smallegan. ©VASG

VIDEO: Fellow Talks Erosion, Barrier Islands at Symposium

At the 2015 Project Participants’ Symposium, Stephanie Smallegan discussed her work studying the erosion of barrier islands during hurricanes.

VIDEO: 2015 Virginia Sea Grant Annual Report

VIDEO: 2015 Virginia Sea Grant Annual Report

On January 29, 2015, Virginia Sea Grant Director Troy Hartley gave his annual report to the attendees of the Virginia Sea Grant 6th Annual Project Participants’ Symposium.

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.

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