Motorists on Route 17 through Gloucester Point will notice that preparation has begun for a new research building on the campus of W&M's Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
Preliminary results from an ongoing long-term survey suggest another average year class of young-of-year striped bass was produced in Virginia tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay in 2022.
New technology allows researchers to track the altitude of migrating shorebirds, data that will be taken into account in planning sites for offshore wind farm turbines.
In recognition of World Water Week, which kicks off Aug. 23, W&M News recently talked with Hale about the state of water in the world and the effects of pollutants.
Nainoa Thompson will kick-off a Scholar in Ocean Residency at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science this fall with a weeklong visit to meet with local tribal communities, researchers and students.
Researchers looked at eelgrass communities and discovered their ancient genetic history can play a stronger role than present-day environments in determining growth form and community composition.
Venture capitalist Bay McLaughlin ’06, M.Acc. ’07 teams up with W&M’s Institute for Integrative Conservation and the Alan B. Miller Center for Entrepreneurship to promote sustainable — and profitable — oyster aquaculture.
Funds distributed from this endowment will provide scholarship, internship and living expense stipend support for Master of Arts graduate students at W&M’s School of Marine Science.
The eight-day course was built around a circumnavigation of the Virginia and Maryland shorelines of the Chesapeake Bay, with working visits to seven commercial shellfish farms, four hatcheries, two raw bars and a shucking house.
A study in Nature Geoscience predicts a 50% acceleration in the rate of barrier-island retreat within a century, even in the unlikely case of no further increase in the present rate of sea-level rise.
A new analysis using highly detailed elevation maps of the Chesapeake Bay region shows that human barriers will do little to stop marshes from migrating inland with sea-level rise.
William & Mary Sustainability has announced the Green Fee awards for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Anna Mehlhorn has combined her biology major and art/art history minor to follow in the steps of the great naturalist-illustrators of the past.
The new Acuff Center for Aquaculture will advance the science of farming shellfish. The 22,000-square-foot facility houses a shellfish research hatchery designed to accommodate the operation of VIMS’ Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center (ABC)…
William & Mary's marine science minor has proven to be a win-win, benefiting both W&M's undergraduate researchers and the School of Marine Science at VIMS.
Andrew Corso, a doctoral candidate at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science, recently conceived a new social media idea, "Faces of the Chesapeake".
A survey of Virginia crabbers reveals their perceptions of derelict crab pots and the activities most preferred to help mitigate the issues posed by these “ghost pots” in the Chesapeake Bay.
Findings can enhance coastal recovery and restoration efforts.
William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science has issued its annual sea-level “report cards,” which provide U.S. coastal communities from Maine to Alaska with a localized projection of sea-level change to 2050.
A long-term study in the Southern Ocean reveals a clear correlation between warming waters, decreased sea ice, and reduced abundance of Antarctic silverfish.
Four 2022 Charter Day Award winners will be celebrated during the Feb. 11 Charter Day ceremony at Kaplan Arena.
It takes a bit of work to get brittlestars in the mood to procreate in captivity. They need to be well-fed, in total darkness and convinced the world is ending.
The Chesapeake Bay is on track to experience extreme heat for half of each year.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has chosen a computer model developed by researchers at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science as its next-generation tool for managing Chesapeake Bay restoration in an era of…
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