VIMS News Feedhttp://www.vims.edu/rss/news.xmlVIMS News RSSThu, 18 Sep 2008 20:42:13 -0400Cascade Serverweb@wm.eduVIMS welcomes new Director of Eastern Shore Laboratoryhttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/snyder_esl.phpThe Virginia Institute of Marine Science recently welcomed Dr. Richard Snyder as the new Director of its Eastern Shore Laboratory in Wachapreague.Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400VIMS modeler joins in ensemble forecast of 2015 Gulf dead zonehttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/gomex_hypoxia.phpDr. 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.Wed, 17 Jun 2015 11:00:00 -0400VIMS shoots to reduce pollution from spent shellshttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/shotgun_wads.phpA 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.Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:00:00 -0400VIMS celebrates 75th anniversary during annual open househttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/msd_15.phpThe Virginia Institute of Marine Science opens the doors of its Gloucester Point campus on May 30th for a day of fun and learning.Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400VIMS grad awarded with prestigious Thatcher Prizehttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/thatcher_lefcheck.phpDr. 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.Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400Marine lab leaders discuss sea-level rise at VIMShttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/saml_2015.phpRepresentatives 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.Wed, 20 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400VIMS graduates celebrate triple milestonehttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/2015_grads.phpStudents 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.Tue, 19 May 2015 12:00:00 -0400Worldwide experiment shows small-animal diversity benefits seagrass meadows http://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/zen_diversity.phpUnprecedented 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.Mon, 18 May 2015 15:00:00 -0400Griffin finds its roots during visit to VIMShttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/griffin.phpMythological creature gains a new understanding of its aquatic genealogy.Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400VIMS graduate students bring scientific expertise to Washingtonhttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/knauss_15.phpThree 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.Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400Scientific survey shows modest improvement in blue crab stockhttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/wbcds_2015.phpWinter 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.Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:30:00 -0400Biodiversity promotes multitasking in ecosystemshttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/multidiversity.phpA new study of the interplay between organisms and their environment bolsters the idea that greater biodiversity helps maintain more stable and productive ecosystems.Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:00:00 -0400Pair of VIMS faculty honored with Plumeri Awardshttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/plumeri_2015.phpVIMS professors Jeff Shields and Harry Wang have been selected as recipients of 2015 Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence at the College of William & Mary.Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400VIMS cooperative program celebrates 20 years of tagginghttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/vgftp_20th.phpLocal 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. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400Value of Virginia aquaculture reaches another all-time highhttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/shellfish_aquculture_report_14.phpAnnual survey of shellfish aquaculture shows Commonwealth's growers sold $55.9 million in clams and oysters in 2014, up 24% from 2013.Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:00:00 -0400Local teen wins VIMS Art Contesthttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/msd15_art_winner.phpGrand 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.Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400VIMS researcher briefs Capitol Hill on coastal floodinghttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/nuisance_flooding.phpMolly Mitchell discusses the science and impacts of coastal flooding during briefing organized by the nation's leading weather society.Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400One crab, two crab, red crab, new crabhttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/red_crab.phpChefs 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.Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400A surprising possible advantage of oyster disease tolerancehttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/disease_tolerance_vasg.phpVIMS 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.Tue, 17 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400VIMS develops underwater robot to assist in oil-spill cleanuphttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/acoustic_slick_rov.phpPrototype developed by Dr. Paul Panetta and crew uses sound waves to help gauge thickness of slicks.Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400