virginia institute of marine science

January 17, 2020

Algal blooms can nip oysters in the bud
Fellow investigates impacts of harmful algae on aquaculture

Sometimes on late summer nights, the waves glow bright blue along the beaches of the York River. But the algal blooms responsible for this spectacle can also cause trouble for oyster aquaculture.
December 24, 2019

VCPC Conference
focuses on regional lessons in ‘Planning, Partnerships, and Paying for it all’

When discussing coastal resilience, one component of the community is often not present at the table: the private sector. The 2019 Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) Conference focused on “The Ps of Resilience: Planning, Partnerships, and Paying for It All.”
December 14, 2019

Virginia Aquaculture Conference
discusses new technologies, opportunities

The conference, hosted by the Marine Advisory Program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, helps connect industry growers, suppliers, researchers, and agency staff.
July 26, 2019

Uncovering a creek-bed, restoring a community
Collaboration enriches Norfolk redevelopment designs

To hear from communities firsthand, Ben Nettleton, a Commonwealth Fellow hosted by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), helped organize two workshops to better connect TNC with local residents on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Nettleton organized workshops on the seaside in Wachapreague and on the bayside in Craddockville.
May 25, 2019

Tracking down a tricky nutrient
Fellow studies nitrogen cycling in the York River

Brianna Stanley, a Ph.D. student at VIMS, is studying the sources of urea in the York River and whether algae prefer urea over other forms of nitrogen. Stanley is also studying methods to separate out urea dissolved in water so wastewater treatment plants can find new methods to remove more nitrogen before returning water to the York River.
April 29, 2019

VA SEA brings ocean research to classrooms
Partnership between educators, researchers, brings science to life for students

The VA SEA program translates ocean science research into lesson plans for middle school and high school students.
February 19, 2019

Knauss Fellow dives into the science
behind management decisions

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January 19, 2019

Ear stones provide evidence of Atlantic bluefin tuna recovery
Fellow’s research informs management policy

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January 11, 2019

Maximizing Production:
Studying hidden influences on oyster harvests

New advances in aquaculture have sparked growth for the oyster industry over the last 15 years, but current harvests are still nowhere near historic levels.
September 28, 2018

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

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September 18, 2018

Health in Hatcheries
Helping oysters flourish from the hatchery to the Bay

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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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April 17, 2018

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April 3, 2015

Job Announcement: Virginia Sea Grant Seeks Knowledge Management Professional

The Assistant Director for Extension and Knowledge Management will support Virginia Sea Grant's role as a connector among our multiple universities by improving operations of our knowledge management infrastructure.
May 20, 2014

First Step to Getting Students Outside: Take Their Teachers into the Field

Students aren’t the only ones tired of being stuck in the classroom doing traditional school work. This April, 19 enthusiastic teachers from around Virginia attended a two-day workshop designed to show teachers how they could conduct meaningful watershed educational experiences (MWEEs) outside. The workshop was sponsored by Virginia Sea Grant and the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia (CBNERR-VA).
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

Cownose Ray Research Finds Challenges to Opening a Fishery

The cownose ray has been in the industry crosshairs ever since they’ve been seen gobbling up shellfish crops. As industry considers the range of options for keeping rays off shellfish farms, including developing a commercial fishery, new research about cownose ray biology may help in making those decisions.
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.
October 30, 2013

WM Student Helps VASG Office

DJ Haskin joined Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) as an office aide this summer. Since then, he's helped coordinate travel, support meeting planning, and manage the VASG office. This fall semester, DJ is contributing to research that will help VASG launch a brand realignment next year.