Tag: VIMS

By Carol Vaughn — A study showed no significant difference in water quality between freshwater waterways where there are poultry operations and waterways with no poultry operations in Accomack County. Richard Snyder of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science presented the findings to the Accomack County Board of Supervisors Wednesday. The study...
Story and Photos by Connie Morrison Nandua Middle School seventh-grade science students had a touchy-feely experience at VIMS this week when they toured the saltwater lab in Wachapreague. The objective, said science teachers Nancy Biegel and Sarah Prior, was to introduce students to VIMS and the ecosystem of the Eastern Shore. “I...
By Linda Cicoira -- Accomack County folks don’t need a study to tell them about the abundance of rainfall in the last year. They lived it. The water has made ponds in our yards. The accompanying mud has clung to our shoes and made its way into our houses....
By Linda Cicoira -- The Virginia Institute of Marine Science will send a snail mail survey set to arrive this month in the mailboxes of about 1,100 hard pot crabbers licensed in Virginia. The goal is to gain input on how many pots watermen lose and what efforts they want...