marine science

October 19, 2018

Surviving the cold:
Fellow studies northern speckled trout

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October 12, 2018

Coastal Storms Fellow creates tool
to predict flooding that can block evacuation

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October 5, 2018

NOAA Coastal Management Fellow Alex Kuttesch’s
app connects New York hobbyists, tourists with nature

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September 28, 2018

No empty stomachs here:
VASG researcher studies eels’ dining habits in their historic habitat

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September 4, 2018

Understanding the past to predict the future:
Researcher models sand movement between barrier islands

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August 24, 2018

Moving Islands:
VASG researcher studies historical—and future—changes along Virginia’s barrier islands

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August 17, 2018

Catfish modeling and management:
Fellow studies population dynamics

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May 15, 2014

Big Challenges, Joint Solutions: Building Capacity for Collaborative Fisheries Research

"You can’t just approach a fisherman and say, ‘this is what I want to do with your gear’,” says Virginia Sea Grant Fellow Tony Nalovic. “You need to come up with ideas together."
December 9, 2013

VIDEO: Coastal and Marine Fellowships from Virginia Sea Grant

Virginia Sea Grant offers many different types of funding for graduate students and post-grads researching issues relevant to coastal Virginia.
November 20, 2013

Collaborative Fisheries Research Helps Industry and Sea Turtles

Through collaborative fisheries research, scientists and industry have been able to eliminate the accidental catch of sea turtles in shrimp fisheries from French Guiana to Gabon. In 2014, Tony Nalovic and Troy Hartley are hoping to promote similar initiatives throughout the world.
May 15, 2013

Selecting a Better Oyster (Part 3): Picking Parents for the Best Traits

Virginia Sea Grant funded researchers develop a strategy for breeding oysters with improved disease resistance and other profitable characteristics for Virginia's oyster aquaculture industry.
August 10, 2012

Researching the Path to Long-Term Success in VA’s Coastal Bays

University of Virginia graduate student and Virginia Sea Grant Fellow Alia Al-Haj researches how environmental change will affect seagrass restoration efforts.
June 28, 2012

CNU Research Team Looks for Link Between Living Shorelines and Important Fish

Christopher Newport University biology professor Jessica Thompson wants to know whether man-planted grassy banks designed to stop shoreline erosion might also play an important ecological role: providing habitat for small fish called mummichog.
June 12, 2012
Christopher Newport University student Lauren Davis carries minnow traps at the Virginia Zoo. Davis is working with professor Jessica Thompson to investigate the effects of fringe marsh width on mummichogs to help managers design more effective marsh conservation strategies. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Research Ready

Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) supports research efforts in a wide range of disciplines—from ecology to oceanography and from animal health to social science—all providing benefits to Virginia’s coastal environments and communities. VASG offers funding opportunities for graduate student projects, preliminary and pilot research, and larger-scale studies.
May 4, 2012
Virginia Sea Grant Director Troy Hartley conducts network analysis to help better manage fisheries. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Virginia Sea Grant Director Appointed to National Research Council Committee

This March, Virginia Sea Grant Director Troy Hartley was appointed to a national committee that will evaluate the effectiveness of fisheries management and present findings in a document to Congress.
April 10, 2012

Trawling for a Better Way to Assess Fish Health

On a warm morning last August, Ryan Schloesser and his labmate, student Lauren Nys, trawled off Oyster, VA. After a summer filled with collecting fish, they worked with experienced ease, throwing around jokes as smoothly as they tossed their nets behind the boat. What they pull up in their nets should help fisheries managers better predict the size of fish populations.
April 3, 2012
Fish tagger training

Welcoming a New ‘Class’ of Volunteer Taggers

The Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program (VGFTP) trained 16 new volunteer taggers on Tuesday March 27 at VIMS. The new “class” of volunteers came from as close as Gloucester and as far away as the Elizabeth City, N.C.
March 14, 2012

Bishop Sullivan Takes 1st at 2012 Blue Crab Bowl

For a record fifth year in row, Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School (Virginia Beach) took first place at the annual Blue Crab Bowl, Virginia's marine and ocean science quiz competition. This year's Blue Crab Bowl was held at Old Dominion University on March 3. Other placing teams including Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School (Glenns) in second, Seton School (Manassas) in third, and Grafton High School (Yorktown) in fourth.
January 10, 2012
Oyster larva. ©VASG

Selecting Stronger Oyster Larvae Without Weakening Adults

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November 29, 2011

Are Living Shorelines Good for Fish?

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