VIMS News Feed News RSSThu, 18 Sep 2008 20:42:13 -0400Cascade Serverweb@wm.eduPair of VIMS faculty honored with Plumeri Awards Mark Brush and John Hoenig will use stipends to engage students in field research and advisory service activities.Mon, 02 May 2016 23:30:00 -0400Abundance of Chesapeake Bay’s underwater grasses rises 21% 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. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:00:00 -0400VIMS announces winner of Marine Science Day Artwork Contest 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.Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:00:00 -0400Private-public synergy supports web portal for coastal resiliency 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.Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400Serving an icon and an invader at 24th Chefs’ Seafood Symposium’s culinary community learned about native oysters and invasive blue catfish at this year’s Chefs’ Seafood Symposium.Fri, 15 Apr 2016 17:15:00 -0400Scientific survey shows solid blue crab stock improvement' 2016 winter dredge survey shows another year of growth in the blue crab stock and forecasts an improved harvest in 2016.Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:30:00 -0400Virginia continues to lead in clam and oyster aquaculture survey of shellfish aquaculture shows Commonwealth's growers sold $48.3 million in clams and oysters in 2015.Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:00:00 -0400VIMS researchers spot albino whale in York River 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.Fri, 01 Apr 2016 13:00:00 -0400Study predicts salt marshes will persist despite rising seas 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.Wed, 24 Feb 2016 04:00:00 -0500Study discounts alleged link between sharks, rays, and bivalves purported link is based on spurious data and reasoning, and calls for reconsideration of related campaign to “Save the Bay, Eat a Ray.”Mon, 15 Feb 2016 07:00:00 -0500Bishop Sullivan wins Blue Crab Bowl for 9th-straight year science juggernaut will move on to represent Virginia at the National Ocean Science Bowl in North Carolina in April.Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:00:00 -0500Virginia receives $120.5M in national competition funding from HUD will help VIMS continue its leadership role in efforts to increase the resiliency of Virginia’s coastal communities.Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:00:00 -0500Removal of derelict fishing gear has major economic impact study shows that effort to remove derelict crab pots from Chesapeake Bay generated more than $20 million in harvest value for area watermen.Thu, 21 Jan 2016 10:00:00 -0500Suzette Kimball sworn in as USGS director VIMS scientist now leads the chief science agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior.Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:00:00 -0500VIMS celebrates Virginia Science Festival with series of events 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. Thu, 05 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500VIMS celebrates 75th anniversary with public oyster roast 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.Tue, 03 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500VIMS hosts workshop to identify and catalog larval fishes 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.Wed, 28 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400First Lady of Virginia cooks, dines with local kids at VIMS 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.Mon, 19 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400There’s no place like VIMS! 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.Thu, 15 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400Survey shows average abundance of juvenile striped bass in Virginia waters in 2015 2015 year class represents the group of fish hatched this spring that will grow to fishable sizes in three to four years.Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400