2005 Top Stories

VIMS students recognized at national conference

Six graduate students from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science took home awards for their presentations during the Estuarine Research Federation's Annual Meeting in Norfolk, Virginia in October.

A Healthy Bay for Healthy Kids: Cooking with the First Lady

On Wednesday October 4th, 2006, twelve 1st and 2nd graders, along with a parent, will have the opportunity to "cook" with Virginia's First Lady, Anne Holton, while learning the importance of sustaining our natural resources.

Technology grant promises new dimension for oxygen studies

A team of VIMS researchers has received a $200,000 technology-development grant to enhance the capabilities of Acrobat, a towed instrument platform that they use to map oxygen-poor waters in Chesapeake Bay.

VIMS researchers re-enter ocean "twilight zone"

Researchers from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science are once again exploring one of Earth’s least visited and most poorly understood habitats—the vast layer of mid-ocean water that oceanographers call the "twilight zone."

VIMS professors win environmental award

James Kirkley and William Reay each receive a prestigious Environmental Hero Award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Rare crab may hold genetic secrets

Researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science are holding an extremely rare type of crab that was pulled from the Chesapeake Bay last month by watermen David Johnson and Robert Watson of Deltaville.

VIMS researchers top citation analysis

A new analysis of articles published in leading coastal science journals between 1971 and 2003 shows that VIMS researchers have authored 3 of the 10 most highly cited works during that span.

Browder receives Sullivan Award

VIMS graduate student Grace Browder was one of three recipients of a prestigious Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award during commencement ceremonies at The College of William and Mary on May 15th.

2004 VIMS Service Awards

The following remarks were read by Dean and Director Dr. John Wells during VIMS' annual Awards Ceremony on April 15, 2005 to honor recipients of the 2004 Service Awards.

Massey Foundation contributes $1 million to VIMS

The Massey Foundation of Richmond has committed an additional $500,000 to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science's 5-year capital campaign, doubling the Foundation's total contribution to $1 million.

VIMS researchers investigate fish kill

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.