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.
2007 Top Stories
Assoc. Professor Mark Patterson leads a team of aquanauts as they present live underwater broadcasts from Aquarius, America’s “Inner Space Station” and the world’s only undersea habitat.
Mr. Irvin Shackelford of Saluda donates prize possession on behalf of his family and late father Raymond Shackelford, a long-time charter boat captain out of Bena.
VIMS Professor Rebecca Dichkhut is using persistent organic pollutants to help measure the degree of mixing between Mediterranean and western Atlantic stocks of bluefin tuna.
VIMS fellow Dr. Christopher Pyke briefs an influential Senate committee on the impacts of global warming on Chesapeake Bay.
An international research team including VIMS Professor Robert Diaz has found hundreds of new marine species in the deep-sea surrounding Antarctica.
Study reveals that birds of prey in China have some of the highest levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) ever recorded in an animal.
Prof. John Hoenig participates in the 3rd annual Stock Assessment Meeting of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism.
A team including researchers from VIMS reports that episodic, swirling current systems known as eddies act to pump nutrients up from the deep ocean to fuel blooms of algae in otherwise barren mid-ocean regions.
VIMS Bestows 2006 Awards
A study sheds new light on the ocean's "twilight zone"—where little-known processes affect the ocean's ability to absorb and store carbon dioxide accumulating in our atmosphere.
Former Supreme Court Justice and current William and Mary Chancellor Sandra Day O'Connor braves a spring snowstorm to tour VIMS.
Norfolk Southern Corporation has committed $150,000 to VIMS to help purchase an Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer, an instrument that provides new opportunities for addressing important questions in marine ecology and conservation.
A team from the Chesapeake Bay Governor's School-Warsaw Campus takes top honors in the 2007 Blue Crab Bowl at VIMS.
The International Game Fish Association honors Prof. John Graves with its individual Conservation Award for his groundbreaking research and management efforts in regards to billfish and tuna.