Unusually fresh waters have impacted everything from algal blooms to fish distributions, oyster mortality and disease prevalence, the conduct of lab experiments, and the incidence of low-oxygen dead zones.
VIMS researchers will travel to the North Pole this August for a month-long study of one of the major uncertainties in climate-change research—the complex interplay between sea ice, marine life, and clouds.
Jim McInteer and crewmate Alan Payne knew they had captured an oddity the moment they saw the all-blue blue crab in their York River crab pot.
Entangled in fishing line brought to the nest by a parent, the chick suffers severe injury and must be euthanized.
Rare sightings are only the 5th and 6th great whites encountered during the 45-year history of VIMS Shark Longline Survey and are likely related to unusually cool waters.
A new study puts a surprising twist into our understanding of how corals react to ocean warming and acidification and may offer an early warning system for warmth-induced coral bleaching events.
Exhibits and activities show how VIMS’ research in Chesapeake Bay and around the world helps protect and restore marine ecosystems.
A joint VIMS-Myanmar research team is studying the processes that control the fate of the low-lying Irrawaddy-Salween Delta and its 50 million inhabitants.
Seventeen students take part in commencement ceremonies at William & Mary.
The first northern snakehead found within the James River drainage has now been deposited in the Nunnally Ichthyology Collection at VIMS, where it will be used to train and educate biologists and the public.
Each year the VIMS community gathers to recognize exemplary performance by faculty, staff, and students. Learn about this year's honorees.
Professors Christopher Hein and Matthew Kirwan will use stipends to engage students in field research and advisory service activities.
VIMS report shows the abundance of Bay grasses increased 5% between 2016 and 2017 to 104,843 acres—the highest amount ever recorded and the third consecutive year of record-breaking abundance.
The New England Fishery Management Council recognizes VIMS emeritus professor Bill DuPaul as a pioneer of cooperative research in the Atlantic sea scallop fishery.
Candidates are nominated by members of Virginia’s environmental community, and judged on the basis of their vision, expertise, commitment, integrity, communication skills, accomplishments, and diplomacy.
Results of groundbreaking study help establish how flow and burial of carbon in wetland, estuary, and shelf ecosystems influences climate.
Donald W. Davis Hall—the first LEED-certified building on VIMS’ Gloucester Point campus—will centralize and upgrade research and office space for a number of existing programs.
Weeks of complaints regarding harsh conditions onboard precede takeover.
Interactive plots provide annual sea-level projections to 2050 for 32 localities along the U.S. coastline from Maine to Alaska.
Research ties long-term nutrient reductions in Bay to a resurgence of underwater grasses, support continued nutrient reductions via conservation incentives and EPA’s Total Maximum Daily Load.
VIMS professor Robert “JJ” Orth has been named one of Virginia’s three Outstanding Scientists for 2018 by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Richard Conti of the Science Museum of Virginia.
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recognizes VIMS professor Deborah Bronk and alumna Dr. Jennifer Martin for their accomplishments in teaching, service, and research.
Virginia anglers tag more than 19,500 fish in 2017—bringing total above 300,000 tagged in program's history.
First-time winner will move on to represent Virginia at the National Ocean Science Bowl in Colorado in April.
In an era of sea-level rise and global warming, almost two weeks of low tides and chilly temps has raised a host of questions, as well as concerns among vessel operators and oyster growers. VIMS professors help explain the apparent contradictions.
The 134 journal articles authored or co-authored by VIMS researchers in 2017 were talked about around the world. Here are the 15 that received the most "buzz."
VA Governor-elect Ralph Northam has named Matt Strickler—a 2007 graduate of the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy at W&M and VIMS—as Virginia’s next Secretary of Natural Resources.
The latest grant from W&M's Committee on Sustainability will reduce electricity usage and improve working conditions on our Gloucester Point campus.
A new review article presents evidence that argues for a more nuanced approach to the design of global-change experiments—one that acknowledges and purposefully incorporates the variability inherent in nature.