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New Opportunities:
A Knauss fellow’s professional development experience

Above: Gina Digiantonio on the left with leadership from the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force visit Biscayne National Park. New Opportunities: A Knauss fellow’s professional development experience By VASG Knauss Fellow Gina Digiantonio  Gina Digiantonio is a Virginia Sea Grant Knauss Fellow in the executive branch. She graduated from Drake University with a bachelor’s in biology

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Many Suits:
2017 Knauss Fellow reports for Congress, meets Hurricane Hunters

2017 Virginia Sea Grant Executive Knauss Fellow Sasha Doss blogs for us about her experience in the NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources. Doss has a masters degree in fish and wildlife conservation from Virginia Tech where she studied muskellunge and their potential influence on smallmouth bass in the New River. The project was started to help address angler concerns

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Mentoring Young Scientists Program
Benefits from VASG Graduate Fellow Outreach

The following blog post is by Hannah Aichelman, a Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) graduate research fellow, and a graduate student at Old Dominion University (ODU). Aichelman is studying how climate change might affect temperate coral species off the coast of Virginia.  Last week I had the pleasure of sharing some of the research happening at ODU, including

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Dip, Dig,
Crunch and Rise

Dennis Quigley is a photography intern for Virginia Sea Grant studying photography at Thomas Nelson Community College. Here, he recounts his experience photographing working oystermen. A Day in the Life of an Oysterman The sun was still below the horizon as I made my way to the James River Marina. I parked my vehicle and rummaged

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Exploring the
World of Policy

The following blog post is by Bethany Williams, a graduate student at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), and Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) graduate research fellow, studying how global change will affect coastal invertebrate communities, and ultimately ecosystem function. It was originally posted on her own website.   Williams participated in a Coastal and Marine Policy Expedition

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A Wetlands Walk
with Joe Morina

“Are you going to tell us why you’re holding that tube?” a man asks Joe Morina on a sunny Saturday in October at the Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) Rice Rivers Center. “I’m going to take a soil core once we get down to the beach,” Morina responds. “to show you the soils, and talk more

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