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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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River City RVA:
Home to Catfish, Condoms,
and Combined Sewer Overflows

Joe Schmitt is a third year Ph.D. student, and a Virginia Sea Grant Fellow at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. He is currently assessing the impacts of non-native catfish on native species in the Chesapeake Bay. His research team has already handled over 15,000 catfish at more than 500 locations on the James, Pamunkey, Mattaponi, and Rappahanock Rivers, making this one of

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