VIMS

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

The number of shark attacks on the east coast has increased, but experts say we shouldn’t blame them. 

The problem, they claim, is the human population keeps growing, and more people are going to the beach. 

And sharks are themselves under attack. 

NASA Aims for Space and Battles Erosion on Wallops Island

Apr 17, 2019
Pamela D'Angelo

NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore sits at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. 

It's a climate change hot spot, where rising waters and stronger storms are eroding about 12 feet of shoreline every year.  For NASA, science and persistence are major tools in climate resilience.

For residents along Virginia’s coasts and rivers, flooding is a growing problem.  That’s why planners, architects and scientists in Hampton Roads are studying a new way to protect homes from water damage.

With New Research Ship, VIMS Steps Up the Science

Nov 19, 2018
Pamela D'Angelo

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science is stepping up the science behind managing state fisheries, as well as research on how the planet is changing with a newly built 93-foot, state-of-the-art research vessel, the R/V Virginia.