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.
VIMS researchers join with colleagues at VIMS and elsewhere to apply new tools and techniques to the challenging study of harmful algal blooms.
This award recognizes a faculty member who has excelled in teaching, research, or advisory service. This year's recipient is Dr. Jeff Shields.
The winner of the 2014 Outstanding Employee for Technical Support is Ms. Gail Scott.
VIMS researchers join with colleagues, shellfish farmers, and government officials to explore options for improving management of oyster and clam diseases along the U.S. East Coast.
Dr. Juliette Smith’s research focuses on one of the most complex and pressing issues in aquatic science—and she wouldn’t HAB it any other way.
Research funded by the National Science Foundation shows that infectious diseases play a part in crab population declines.
Wolfgang Vogelbein, a professor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, has built a life on the parallels he draws between science and art—and his life-long search for the truth that lies within each discipline.
Dr. Bijoy Nandan chooses VIMS as host institution for Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer Fellowship.
In-house competition recognizes the most engaging images taken by VIMS faculty, students, and staff in the field and lab.
VIMS researchers continue to monitor a large bloom of Alexandrium monilatum in the lower York River and blooms of Cochlodinium and other species throughout the lower Bay.
Andrew Wargo studies the ecology of parasites, viruses, and other pathogens, and the mutual evolution between these organisms and their hosts.
Algal blooms have appeared in Chesapeake Bay several weeks later this year than last, likely due to this summer’s cooler temperatures.
In-kind gift of scientific equipment will support studies and monitoring of water quality and ecosystem health in Chesapeake Bay and the coastal ocean.
Mark LaGuardia and colleagues say poorly regulated recycling of e-waste is one likely source of flame retardants in coastal sediments.
Knowledge of complex life history of Hematodinium may help watermen and growers curtail spread of disease.
VIMS researchers continue to monitor a large but patchy bloom of Alexandrium monilatum in the York River near VIMS.
High-resolution aerial photographs taken by VIMS professor Kim Reece show the broad extent of the algal blooms currently discoloring lower Chesapeake Bay.
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.
Gift from the SunTrust Mid-Atlantic Foundation culminates 5 year commitment, supports study of Chesapeake Bay ecosystem by Ph.D. student Sikai Peng.
Michael Newman and Sharon Zuber edit book chronicling the College's Global Inquiry Group.
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.
Erica Holloman will work with community groups to identify and reduce risks from toxic pollution in the Southeast Community, a historically African-American and highly industrialized area of Newport News.
VIMS professor emeritus Eugene Burreson receives prestigious honor for his contributions to Chesapeake Bay science and policy.
Development of disease resistance among Chesapeake Bay oysters calls for a shift in oyster-restoration strategies within the Bay and its tributaries.
The device, small and sturdy enough to be used from a boat, can detect marine pollutants like oil much faster and more cheaply than current technologies.
Local oyster growers and VIMS researchers find that moving farmed oysters into saltier waters just prior to harvest nearly eliminates the presence of a bacterium that can sicken humans.
VIMS researchers are combining the immune system’s power with cutting-edge electronics to address pressing issues in marine science.
WVEC TV interviews VIMS professor concerning the "red tides" currently affecting lower Chesapeake Bay.
Visit coincides with a growing recognition that increased disease resistance, a local surge in oyster aquaculture, and recently announced federal restoration goals promise new opportunities for restoring Bay oysters.
VIMS emeritus professor Eugene Burreson has received one of three Outstanding Scientist awards for Virginia for 2010.
VIMS' 50-year monitoring program shows that Chesapeake Bay oysters are developing resistance to the diseases that have helped devastate their population.
VIMS professor Wolfgang Vogelbein provides expertise to the Bermudian government concerning a recent reef-fish die-off.
Professor Eugene Burreson has received an Honored Life Member Award from the National Shellfisheries Association for outstanding contributions to the field of shellfish biology.
Study is first to show that Chesapeake Bay stripers are succumbing to mycobacteriosis.
VIMS Professor Jeffrey Shields receives a 5-year, $2.4 million federal grant to study how fishing pressure and declines in water quality affect the emergence and spread of a blue crab disease in the seaside bays of Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
Ever tried to avoid a coworker who comes into the office with a runny nose and the sniffles? Turns out that lobsters can do you one better
Researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science continue to investigate last week's fish-kill event, in which observers reported hundreds of dead and dying adult menhaden in several Peninsula waterways. The researchers have so far discovered no conclusive evidence as to the cause of this relatively small event.