Research by graduate student Sarah Sumoski is first to show that marine animals can disperse eelgrass seeds, with implications for management and restoration.
Professors Iris Anderson and Mark Brush are part of a multidisciplinary team recognized for their research at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
The sounds of holiday cheer echo across the VIMS campus as Santa Claus disembarks at Watermen's Hall.
W&M launches its new Commonwealth Center for Energy and the Environment, a combination of think tank and incubator to expand interdisciplinary research opportunities and address complex issues in energy, public policy,and the environment.
Mark LaGuardia and colleagues say poorly regulated recycling of e-waste is one likely source of flame retardants in coastal sediments.
Ongoing research by professor John Brubaker throws light on the intra-seasonal changes that occupy the middle ground between rapid, storm-related surges in sea level and the long-term increase in sea level due to global climate change.
Visiting professor and W&M colleagues explore the link between conflict and food security within fishing communities around Africa's Lake Victoria.
Sarah McGuire recently received an Informal Education Grant from the Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association
A toothsome anglerfish complete with luminescent lure takes top prize in VIMS' first-annual contest for marine-themed pumpkin carving.
Since its inception in 1979, 34 VIMS grads have made the trip to our nation’s capitol for the one-year fellowship, which places highly qualified graduate students from across the nation with hosts in legislative or executive offices in Washington, D.C.
VIMS experiences only minor flooding during the passage of Hurricane Sandy, with water levels about a half a foot lower than experienced during the passage of Irene in August 2011.
Outdoor enthusiasts have a new destination for all of their fishing, kayaking, and outdoor adventure within Tidewater Virginia with the launch of Gloucester Blueways.
Marine scientist Ed Keesee died on October 18, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Receipt of the Marine Technology Society's Outstanding Student Section Award for 2012 is just one sign of the growing success of William & Mary's new marine science minor.
VIMS survey records low numbers of young-of-year stripers; scientists say drop likely reflects natural variability.
Findings confirm those of two other recent studies that find accelerating rates of sea-level rise along the Atlantic Coast of the U.S. and Canada.
The third annual Dinghy poker raises more than $3,000 for VIMS.
Research shows that small forage fish like anchovies can transport carbon dioxide into the deep sea--where it contributes nothing to current global warming.
Knowledge of complex life history of Hematodinium may help watermen and growers curtail spread of disease.
A 3-year grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will allow VIMS researchers to help localities protect the headwater wetlands that keep pollutants and excess nutrients from entering Bay tributaries.
Bob Carroll (M.S. '02) was recently awarded with a Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators.
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science recently celebrated the graduation of four emerging professionals who will be joining the ranks of Chesapeake Bay’s rapidly growing oyster aquaculture industry.
In-house competition recognizes the most engaging images taken by VIMS faculty, students, and staff in the field and lab.
Undergraduates spent this summer gaining valuable research experience in marine science.
Recent Master's graduate Jaime Blackburn will blog about her experiences in creating fish farms in developing African nation.
High-school and college students from Virginia’s Eastern Shore had the opportunity to pursue marine research close to home this summer.
Education Secretary Laura Fornash and Deputy Secretary Javaid Siddiqi visit VIMS to learn about the Institute's many educational programs and audiences.
VIMS researchers continue to monitor a large but patchy bloom of Alexandrium monilatum in the York River near VIMS.
Twenty new graduate students bring their global research experiences to Gloucester Point.
Professor Mark Brush and grad student Sam Lake create lesson plans with Virginia teachers as part of a NASA-sponsored program to expand the use of modeling and simulation in high-school classrooms.
Outreach staff at VIMS chart a new course, expanding the Institute’s educational offerings from labs and campus grounds to local beaches, parks, and waterways.
VIMS researchers give Bay-area residents a new on-line tool for gauging the magnitude of coastal flooding and minimizing its potential impacts.
A recent gathering of “Master Oyster Gardeners” is the latest chapter in a fruitful partnership between VIMS scientists and members of the Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association, or TOGA.
High-resolution aerial photographs taken by VIMS professor Kim Reece show the broad extent of the algal blooms currently discoloring lower Chesapeake Bay.
A half-dozen students from high schools throughout Virginia gain hands-on field and lab experience through the Governor's School program at VIMS.
Algal blooms have appeared earlier and across a wider area of lower Chesapeake Bay this summer, likely due to last winter’s warmth and the current heat.
Members of the Education Subcommittee of the Virginia Senate Finance Committee enjoyed a waterfront tour in conjunction with their public meeting at VIMS.
Carl Hobbs, an authority on the coastal geology of Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic coast, is author of The Beach Book: Science of the Shore, recently published by Columbia University Press.
The Graduate Student Association at VIMS raffles a handmade kayak to raise funds for marine research.
Dr. Mark Patterson teams with National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Sylvia Earle on what could be the last expedition to NOAA’s Aquarius Undersea Laboratory.
Gift from the SunTrust Mid-Atlantic Foundation culminates 5 year commitment, supports study of Chesapeake Bay ecosystem by Ph.D. student Sikai Peng.
Unique facility creates opportunities to expand VIMS’ mission of research, education, and advisory service for a healthier Bay and ocean.
Report shows Virginia’s oyster aquaculture industry is growing steadily despite the struggling economy and some setbacks in hatchery production.
VIMS professor Walker Smith provides independent expertise regarding an Arctic Ocean discovery that scientists say is as dramatic and unexpected as finding a rainforest in the middle of a desert.
The Bay Eagle—flagship of VIMS' fleet of research vessels—takes part in the Sea and Air Parade of Sail, the initial on-water event for OpSail 2012 Virginia.
20 years after the Rio Earth Summit, a team of prominent ecologists calls for renewed international efforts to curb the loss of biological diversity, which is compromising nature’s ability to provide goods and services essential for human well-being.
Hands-on program gives families an up-close look at Bay animals through a visit to the VIMS aquarium and an educational collecting and seining adventure on the beach.
VIMS develops tools to monitor and predict coastal flooding and works with Virginia Sea Grant to spread the word to emergency managers and local residents.
VIMS graduate registrar is recognized during Employee Appreciation Day at William and Mary for her lengthy service to VIMS, the College, and the Commonwealth.
The high levels of scallop “seed” should generate significant commercial catches in three years, when the scallops are five years old.
More than 2,000 guests visit VIMS' annual open house for a day of fun and learning.
NBC Nightly News highlights VIMS' partnership with local watermen to remove "ghost" crab pots from Chesapeake Bay.
VIMS receives Diamond Excellence award from HRSD in recognition of exemplary management of wastewater on its 40-acre shoreline campus in Gloucester Point.
VIMS collaborates with The Nature Conservancy and volunteers to help collect eelgrass seeds on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
VIMS' annual open house will take place on Saturday May 19 with a wealth of fun and educational activities for the whole family.
Dr. Troy Hartley will help evaluate and advise Congress on the effectiveness of efforts to manage domestic and international fish stocks.
Professors Iris Anderson, Courtney Harris, and Roger Mann receive 2012 Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence in recognition of their exemplary achievements in teaching, research, and service.
Dean and Director John Wells announces winners of the VIMS Service and Student Awards for 2011 during a ceremony in McHugh Auditorium.
New study from international research team including professor J. Emmett Duffy of VIMS highlights need for stronger efforts to protect biodiversity and the benefits it provides.
Michael Newman and Sharon Zuber edit book chronicling the College's Global Inquiry Group.
Maureen McDonnell and noted Kingsmill chef Peter Pahk help a group of local second graders learn about the link between human health and the health of Chesapeake Bay.
Rotarians support the second year of a graduate student fellowship and hear a research update from the two inaugural fellowship recipients.
VIMS' winter dredge survey shows that Chesapeake Bay’s blue crab population is at its highest level since 1993 following 4 years of a baywide stock-rebuilding program.
Shared garden is the latest effort by faculty, staff, and students to make the Institute’s facilities and operations more "green."
VIMS researchers test whether sound waves can help determine the size of subsea oil droplets--knowledge that could help guide the use of chemical dispersants during the cleanup of future spills.
VIMS and Yorktown Sailing Charters resume their unique partnership when the 105-foot schooner Alliance sets sail for the first of 5 guided spring-time cruises.
Erin Forgit of Williamsburg wins annual contest for her colorful drawing of a flounder.
Say hello to Coleman and Bridgette. Gwen Gorham of Covington provides names for the pair of ospreys on the VIMS OspreyCam.
The abundance of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay declined by 21% between 2010 and 2011 to the lowest Bay-wide values since 2006. The 2011 coverage is more typical of what was observed prior to 1991 when grass acreages were at the lowest levels recorded by VIMS' annual aerial survey.
VIMS professor Robert Diaz co-edits “Valuing the Ocean” a major international study that attempts to measure the ocean’s monetary value and to tally the costs and savings associated with human decisions affecting ocean health.
Interview with VIMS professor Mary Fabrizio highlights a recent segment of Richmond Public Radio’s Open Source news show.
Live video stream allows public viewing of an osprey family during its annual nesting and breeding season on the shores of Chesapeake Bay.
Virginia Beach high school takes top honors—for a record 5th straight time—at the 15th annual regional Ocean Science Bowl.
A new partnership between Virginia Sea Grant, VIMS, and the College of W&M explores whether a community-supported fishery can promote greater consumption of locally harvested fish and shellfish.
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard station in Milford Haven visit Gloucester Point to train VIMS personnel in the use of a vessel pump.
The Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program recognizes volunteer anglers for the greatest tagged and recaptured counts in 12 different categories.
VIMS scientists and research partners document how a 15-year eelgrass restoration effort has led to a healthier and more vibrant ecosystem in Virginia's seaside bays.
Dr. Robert Diaz will serve a 3-year term as vice chair of an advisory group to the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
A VIMS research team receives a 3-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to test whether antibody-based “biosensors” can predict contaminant levels in oysters.
VIMS partners with the Fly Fishers of Virginia and Dominion Power to help rehabilitate disabled veterans through a unique program called Project Healing Waters.
A large group of researchers gathered at VIMS to integrate and refine field measurements and computer models of carbon cycling in the waters along the U.S. East Coast.
Chancellor professor John Milliman has been named one of Virginia’s Outstanding Scientists for 2012 for his work on rivers and ocean chemistry.
Professor Walker Smith and his research team witness the rescue of 7 injured fishermen from a stricken South Korean vessel in the Ross Sea.
The American Geophysical Union recognizes VIMS professor Deborah Steinberg with one of its highest awards.
New genetic test helps ensure that U.S. seafood markets comply with regulations banning the sale of blue marlin taken from the Atlantic Ocean.