A new study co-authored by VIMS professor Mark Luckenbach shows that decline of oyster reefs is not confined to Chesapeake Bay.
A new study co-authored by VIMS professor Kam Tang reveals that tiny aquatic organisms known as "water fleas" play an important role in carrying bacteria to otherwise inaccessible lake and ocean habitats.
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' 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.
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.