Virginia Institute of Marine Science New Technology Could Prevent Shark Bites By Sandy Hausman • Jul 11, 2019 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. With New Research Ship, VIMS Steps Up the Science By Pamela D'Angelo • 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. Scientists Disagree on Lost Gear, Crab Data in Chesapeake Bay By Pamela D'Angelo • May 29, 2018 Pamela D'Angelo Last year, a scientific report put some astounding numbers to crab pots lost by watermen and the subsequent economic loss when they become death traps for crabs that wander in and can't escape. Now, a committee of federal and state crab scientists say those numbers were overestimated. Virginia's Barrier Islands Are on the Move By Nick Gilmore • Jan 27, 2017 C. Hobbs / VIMS A new study out this week has found that Virginia's barrier islands are moving. Nick Gilmore reports on what that means for the Eastern Shore.