Dr. Jonathan Lefcheck, a recent graduate of the Ph.D. program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, was awarded the 2015 Thatcher Prize for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Study during William & Mary’s commencement ceremony on Saturday.
Representatives from marine laboratories throughout the southern U.S. traveled to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science last week for their annual meeting and to discuss an issue—sea-level rise—that threatens not only coastal communities but many of the lab’s own waterfront campuses.
Students not only take part in W&M's commencement ceremony, but do so during VIMS’ 75th Anniversary year, and in the 1,000-degree cohort.
Unprecedented experiment conducted simultaneously at 15 sites shows algae-eating invertebrates control seaweeds that can smother seagrasses, and that more diverse animal communities perform this custodial service more effectively.
Mythological creature gains a new understanding of its aquatic genealogy.
Three graduate students from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science are currently applying their scientific expertise in our nation’s capital as John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellows.
Winter dredge survey shows that overall blue crab abundance is up, juvenile crabs are more numerous, and spawning-age females increase but remain at low levels.
A new study of the interplay between organisms and their environment bolsters the idea that greater biodiversity helps maintain more stable and productive ecosystems.
VIMS professors Jeff Shields and Harry Wang have been selected as recipients of 2015 Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence at the College of William & Mary.
Local recreational anglers gathered at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point last week for an annual workshop to kick-off the 20th year of the Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program.
Annual survey of shellfish aquaculture shows Commonwealth's growers sold $55.9 million in clams and oysters in 2014, up 24% from 2013.
Grand prize in the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s annual Marine Science Day Art Contest goes to Lauren Wheeler, a 10th-grader at Grafton High School.
Molly Mitchell discusses the science and impacts of coastal flooding during briefing organized by the nation's leading weather society.
Chefs from across Hampton Roads visited the Virginia Institute of Marine Science last week for a daylong symposium designed to introduce a new player in the local seafood game—the red crab.
VIMS graduate student Lydia Bienlien and researchers Ryan Carnegie, Corinne Audemard, and Kimberly Reece are conducting a study that could make us rethink the way we are breeding oysters.
Prototype developed by Dr. Paul Panetta and crew uses sound waves to help gauge thickness of slicks.
Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School of Virginia Beach defended their title as winners of the annual Blue Crab Bowl for the eighth-straight year during the competition held at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in early February.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, Secretary of Education Anne Holton, William & Mary President Taylor Reveley, and other dignitaries came together at the NewMarket Corporate Pavilion in Richmond in late January to celebrate the start of a milestone year for the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
VIMS researchers traveled to the state capital in late January for Virginia Sea Grant’s 6th annual Project Participant’s Symposium at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Richmond.
In January, 51 middle and high school teachers from across the Commonwealth traveled to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science to learn engaging and authentic examples of scientific research in order to enhance their classroom lesson plans.
VIMS graduate student Patricia Thibodeau and W&M undergraduate Jack Conroy are currently conducting field research in Antarctica thanks in part to a generous gift from Adrian G. “Casey” Duplantier Jr. and 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union of Newport News.
VIMS graduate student Emily French and her advisor VIMS Professor Kenneth Moore helped the Seagrass Species Specialist Group confirm the alarming loss of seagrass during the 11th International Seagrass Biology Workshop in Sanya, China.
VIMS launches multimedia website and announces first of its anniversary-themed public lectures for 2015.
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recognizes VIMS professor as one of the Commonwealth’s outstanding faculty members.