A delegation from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China visits VIMS as part of a broader visit to the College of William and Mary.
2010 Top Stories
Projects will help Virginians address management challenges in Chesapeake Bay and along the coast.
A new VIMS study of local sea-level trends brings both good and bad news to localities concerned with coastal inundation.
VIMS and Longwood University's Hull Springs Farm will partner to restore wetlands, stream buffers, and streams.
Energy Now interviews VIMS professor Emmett Duffy concerning efforts to harvest wild algae for use as a biofuel.
The VIMS Marine Extension Program will accept applications for the Virginia Fishery Resource Grant Program until 5:00 p.m. on January 14, 2011.
Heidi Geisz and Anna Huntley Coffey will help craft marine legislation and policy in Washington, DC.
Early morning blaze destroys Seaside Hall and its library, classrooms, offices, and laboratories. There were no injuries.
Members of Virginia's garden clubs discuss issues with VIMS scientists as part of their statewide conservation forum, “Beneath the Surface.”
Mentorship at VIMS helps Gloucester senior Samantha Prince exercise her passion for marine science.
McDonnell appointment marks the beginning of Haven’s third consecutive 4-year term on the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee.
Research by professor Aaron Beck suggests that flows of underground water may play a bigger role in marine ecosystems than previously thought.
Dr. Carol Hopper Brill and Jon Lucy are recognized for commitment to their work.
Mysterious blob in man-made lake turns out to be a large colony of freshwater bryozoans—aka "moss animals."
VIMS emeritus professor Jack Musick oversees a global study suggesting that 33% of shark, skate, and ray species are threatened with extinction.
VIMS' annual survey suggests that an average number of young-of-year striped bass will enter the adult population in 2011. That's good news for anglers and the Bay ecosystem.
Dr. Deborah Bronk participates in the inaugural festival, which draws a million people to the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
The October Discovery Lab at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science drew more than 50 children and adults to Gloucester Point for a fun, educational, and spooky look at things that come out at night in and around Chesapeake Bay.
Dr. Emmett Duffy has received a 3-year grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a global experimental network for studying how changes in biodiversity impact seagrass beds.
VIMS grad students help local students draw more accurate and positive conclusions about what scientists look like and do—literally.
Dr. Tracey Sutton will take part in a news conference at the Royal Institution in London to announce the final results of the landmark, decade-long project.
In-house competition recognizes the most engaging images taken by VIMS faculty, students, and staff in the field and lab.
The gift to the VIMS Foundation will support climate change research by Master’s student Emily Jayne.
Research by VIMS professor Bob Diaz lies at the heart of a new White House report on the growing problem of marine "dead zones."
Five students from universities throughout the Commonwealth returned to their native Eastern shore to pursue research at VIMS' Eastern Shore Laboratory in Wachapreague.
WVEC TV interviews VIMS professor concerning the "red tides" currently affecting lower Chesapeake Bay.
The School of Marine Science at VIMS welcomes 27 new students with a wealth of research experience from around the world.
Agencies ask anglers to donate fish for scientific study of recreational harvest and life history of male and female summer flounder.
Ten undergraduates from around the nation get a taste of marine research.
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.
Report estimates total, "water-to-table" losses of $30.1 million as imports of Gulf oysters dry up.
Tools developed by the Center for Coastal Resources Management include interactive maps of York River wetlands and guidance procedures for "living shorelines."
VIMS professor Robert Diaz briefs Congress on the ecological effects of the chemical dispersants used in the Gulf oil spill.
Sales of Virginian-grown shellfish show mixed response to the slowing economy. Plantings and projections of Virginia's oysters and clams were also mixed in 2009.
Long-term field study of water quality and underwater grasses shows a clear link between the abundance of submerged aquatic vegetation and levels of nitrogen in Bay waters. When nitrogen levels rise, SAV coverage decreases. When nitrogen levels fall, SAV meadows expand.
A new global map created by NASA uses data from VIMS professor Bob Diaz to highlight the connection between human population, nutrient pollution, and low-oxygen marine "dead zones."
A group of high-ranking government officials visits VIMS to discuss sustainable management of marine resources.
VIMS professor Linda Schaffner provides data that can help in-water disposal of dredge spoils proceed with minimal environmental impact.
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.
A VIMS study of gas hydrates—substances that have hindered attempts to stop the Gulf oil leak—is among the top 25 most-downloaded journal articles in Marine Chemistry.
VIMS researchers board industry vessels to conduct scallop surveys in two areas typically closed to fishing but scheduled to open for a limited time in spring 2011.
NOAA's new State of the Coast website incorporates data and findings from several researchers and research teams at VIMS.
Fangdi Sun, captain of Grafton High School's team in the Blue Crab Bowl, has been selected as a National Ocean Scholar by the Consortium for Ocean Leadership.
VIMS researchers and alumni are helping to craft the nation's immediate and long-term scientific responses to the Gulf oil spill.
College students from the U.S. and Taiwan will bring their robotic boats to Virginia Beach from June 10-13 for the 3rd International Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) Competition. VIMS professor Mark Patterson will serve as the event's local host.
A VIMS study of 400-year-old oyster shells from the Jamestown settlement confirms that a harsh drought plagued the early years of the colony and made the James River much saltier than today.
VIMS collaborates with The Nature Conservancy and volunteers to help collect eelgrass seeds on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
More than 2,200 people enjoyed a behind-the-scenes look at VIMS during the Institute's annual open house.
VIMS researchers ask recreational crabbers to install escape hatches that allow diamondback terrapins to escape drowning in crab pots.
VIMS researchers join an international team to study how the Amazon River's huge freshwater plume affects the biology and chemistry of the Atlantic Ocean.
VIMS Dean and Director John Wells bestows service and student awards on selected individuals from the VIMS community during the Institute's annual Award Ceremony.
Two local chapters of the U.S. Power Squadrons raise more than $3,000 for VIMS during the first annual "Dinghy Poker Run."
Underwater bay grasses increased 12 percent in Chesapeake Bay and rivers in 2009, but coverage remains far below abundance goal.
Tracking the spring migration of juvenile eels helps with management and protection of this troubled species.
VIMS researchers pursue a unique public-private collaboration that could transform the way scientists view the seafloor.
VIMS has received two prestigious awards in recognition of exemplary performance in managing wastewater on its 40-acre campus in Gloucester Point.
Professors Carl Friedrichs, Rob Latour, and Steve Kuehl have been selected to receive Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence.
VIMS winter dredge survey shows a 60% increase in Chesapeake Bay's blue crabs since last year, reaching the highest level measured since 1997.
Out-of-work commercial watermen pulled up more than 9,000 derelict "ghost pots" from Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries during the second year of Virginia's landmark Marine Debris Removal Program.
Professors from VIMS, William & Mary, and the University of Maryland pursue clean water and sustainable fuel sources in Gloucester Point.
A recently published VIMS study suggests that filter feeding by Atlantic menhaden has little net effect on overall water quality in Chesapeake Bay.
The win marks the team's third straight victory in the region's premier academic contest in marine science.
Kersey Sturdivant brings attention to low oxygen "dead zones" during the Graduate Student Research Forum in Richmond.
Decades of work by VIMS researchers has laid the foundation for construction of a spawning reef for Atlantic sturgeon in the James River.
VIMS emeritus professor Eugene Burreson has received one of three Outstanding Scientist awards for Virginia for 2010.
VIMS professor receives the state's highest honor for professors in recognition of demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and public service.
William & Mary is partnering with VIMS to offer a new undergraduate minor in marine science.
Dr. Marjorie Friedrichs will provide guidance concerning the computer models that are used to project the magnitude and rate of climate change.
VIMS Professor John Edward Olney, Sr. passes away after a courageous battle with cancer.
The Lynnhaven River Oyster Restoration Team is honored for innovative efforts to restore the river's oyster population.
A gift from Adrian G. "Casey" Duplantier Jr. and 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union supports another season of field research for two W&M students.
Two energy-saving projects at VIMS were among a dozen funded by W&M's Committee on Sustainability during its fall 2009 round of awards.
Emeritus professor was a pioneer in Chesapeake Bay research and helped establish VIMS in the late 1940s.