Professors Mark Brush and John Hoenig will use stipends to engage students in field research and advisory service activities.
VIMS-led survey shows that bay-grass coverage increased between 2014 and 2015 from 75,835 to 91,621 acres, the highest total of the last three decades.
Grand prize in the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s annual Marine Science Day Art Contest goes to Michelle-Marie Scott, a university administrator in Utah.
VIMS and the W&M Law School collaborate on a new climate-change website thanks to state funding and a $1.2 million grant from blue moon fund.
Virginia’s culinary community learned about native oysters and invasive blue catfish at this year’s Chefs’ Seafood Symposium.
VIMS' 2016 winter dredge survey shows another year of growth in the blue crab stock and forecasts an improved harvest in 2016.
Annual survey of shellfish aquaculture shows Commonwealth's growers sold $48.3 million in clams and oysters in 2015.
Sighting of rare cetacean is first glimpse of any whale in local waters since a dead humpback washed ashore on a Goodwin Island sandbar in 2009.
Analysis shows traditional assessment methods overestimate salt-marsh vulnerability because they don’t fully account for processes that allow for vertical and landward migration as water levels increase.
Says purported link is based on spurious data and reasoning, and calls for reconsideration of related campaign to “Save the Bay, Eat a Ray.”
Marine science juggernaut will move on to represent Virginia at the National Ocean Science Bowl in North Carolina in April.
Major funding from HUD will help VIMS continue its leadership role in efforts to increase the resiliency of Virginia’s coastal communities.
VIMS study shows that effort to remove derelict crab pots from Chesapeake Bay generated more than $20 million in harvest value for area watermen.
Former VIMS scientist now leads the chief science agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science recently wrapped up a string of fun and educational events held in conjunction with the month-long Virginia Science Festival.
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science hosted an oyster roast on its Gloucester Point campus on Friday evening to celebrate its 75th anniversary, as well as recent breakthroughs in aquaculture research.
VIMS hosted a two-week Larval Fish Workshop October 5-16 to introduce students, collection managers, and other professionals to the study, identification, and care of specimens representing the earliest life stages of bony fishes.
Eight second-grade students from local elementary schools visited the VIMS last week to learn about the link between a healthy Chesapeake Bay and the seafood they eat with Virginia’s First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and Virginia Executive Mansion Chef Ed Gross.
Past and present members of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science community gathered on the Gloucester Point campus October 7-10th in honor of the Institute’s 75th anniversary.
The 2015 year class represents the group of fish hatched this spring that will grow to fishable sizes in three to four years.
Windy weather generates coastal flooding whose longevity may set a local record.
Legislators join with citizens, policymakers, and researchers as part of their on-going efforts to develop a comprehensive and coordinated plan for addressing coastal flooding and sea-level rise in the Commonwealth.
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s Eastern Shore Laboratory in Wachapreague welcomed an enthusiastic crowd to its campus on Saturday for this year’s Marine Life Day open house.
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s Center for Coastal Resources Management recently became a new sponsoring agency of the Virginia Master Naturalists program.
Professor Mary Fabrizio and Emeritus Professor Jack Musick of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science were named fellows of the America Fisheries Society (AFS) at the society’s 145th Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon in August.
Findings of VIMS investigation contradict earlier studies, thus helping to explain what had been somewhat of an ecological mystery.
Members of the Virginia House of Delegates’ Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resource committee meet with researchers to discuss water quality, clams, oysters, blue crabs, and more.
Professor Elizabeth Canuel and colleagues in the U.S. and Iran show links between drought and the fall of Fertile Crescent empires as far back as 4,200 years ago.
Graduate student Bianca Santos of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science won first-place and the People’s Choice Award during the second annual Three Minute Thesis® competition at VIMS.
In-house competition recognizes the most engaging images taken by VIMS faculty, students, and staff in the field and lab.
Four emerging professionals needed to advance Chesapeake Bay’s rapidly growing oyster aquaculture industry received certificates of completion during a reception at VIMS last week.
VIMS researchers join with colleagues at VIMS and elsewhere to apply new tools and techniques to the challenging study of harmful algal blooms.
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science welcomed 21 new graduate students to its Gloucester Point campus this week, bringing overall enrollment in William & Mary’s School of Marine Science to 88 students.
A global analysis of the scientific literature shows that VIMS professors hold 4 of the top-20 spots in production of oyster-related research.
Twelve undergraduates from across the nation complete their summer research and present their findings to an audience of faculty, staff, and students.
U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine and U.S. Representative Rob Wittman introduce a resolution to express appreciation for 75 years of service to the environment by VIMS faculty, staff, and students.
College students who hail from the Eastern Shore of Virginia presented their summer research projects to an audience of family members and donors at the VIMS Eastern Shore Laboratory in Wachapreague last week.
VIMS-led survey shows that bay-grass coverage increased from 59,711 to 75,835 acres, continuing upward trend of previous year.
Six students from high schools throughout Virginia presented their summer research projects at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science on July 17th in front of an audience of mentors, parents, peers, and members of the VIMS community.
The cast and crew of the Aqua Kids television series traveled to the VIMS' Gloucester Point and Wachapreague campuses in July to interview scientists and learn about local marine research as they filmed several episodes for their 11th season airing this fall.
Partnership promotes a hybrid engineering approach that integrates natural and structural elements for coastal protection.
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science recently welcomed Dr. Richard Snyder as the new Director of its Eastern Shore Laboratory in Wachapreague.
Dr. David Forrest adds to a multi-model forecast that NOAA uses to predict the size of the dead zone that forms off the Mississippi Delta each summer.
A team of researchers at VIMS has earned a state award to further develop a biodegradable alternative to plastic shotgun “wads," which pose a threat to wildlife.
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science opens the doors of its Gloucester Point campus on May 30th for a day of fun and learning.
Dr. Jonathan Lefcheck, a recent graduate of the Ph.D. program at VIMS, 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.