Forty five large whales died in the western Gulf of Alaska in the summer of 2015, creating a scientific mystery. Though the exact cause may never be determined, the deaths may have been linked to unusually warm waters.
“I was always obsessed with sharks,” says Sagarese, who would find skate and dogfish (mud shark) carcasses as a kid and take them home for science experiments. “My mom loved keeping them in the freezer!
Virginia Sea Grant’s Advanced Science Communication Seminar challenged graduate student scientists to develop a communication tool that explains their research to the public. One graduate student’s infographic about sea turtle strandings ended up crossing institutional boundaries.
Some lawn care practices intended to get that lush green grass can affect nearby rivers and bays, but new research indicates that homeowners in the Northeast are willing to make changes to their lawn care routine to help protect the environment.