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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

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  • 'Thin, disoriented' bay whale found dead

    'Thin, disoriented' bay whale found dead
    The sickly whale that was spotted swimming erratically in the rivers and creeks of the Chesapeake Bay for the past week was found dead Thursday afternoon along the shore of St. Julien's Creek in Chesapeake. The Stranding Response Team of the Virginia...
  • Utility gives grants to 8 local groups for environmental programs

    Thirty-three organizations will share $500,000 from the Dominion Foundation in support of environmental stewardship initiatives, according to a release from the charitable foundation of Dominion Virginia Power. The groups will receive funding for...
  • Take a free walking tour of Smithfield

    Take a free walking tour of Smithfield
    Historic homes are among the sights to see on a free walking tour of downtown Smithfield on Saturday, Aug. 9. The hour-long tour begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Isle of Wight County Museum, said Jennifer England, a spokeswoman for the city. "We'll...
  • Red Cross Blood Drives offer a way to help and a free treat

    Red Cross Blood Drives offer a way to help and a free treat
    Red Cross summer blood drives are underway, and not only can donors get the satisfaction of helping someone else, they can also go home with a little treat for themselves. Here are some of the Red Cross Blood Drives that offer donors something free...
  • Seven dead dolphins found on Md. shores in 'alarming' Mid-Atlantic trend

    Seven dead dolphins found on Md. shores in 'alarming' Mid-Atlantic trend
    Seven bottlenose dolphins have washed up dead on Maryland shores in recent weeks, part of a larger mystery along the Mid-Atlantic coast, where alarmed scientists are working to find the cause of more than 120 dolphin deaths since June. The seven dolphin...
  • Dolphin die-off linked to virus as casualties rise

    Dolphin die-off linked to virus as casualties rise
    Scientists believe a virus similar to measles in humans is responsible for an accelerating die-off in bottlenose dolphins along the Mid-Atlantic coast. Since July 1, 333 dead dolphins have washed ashore from North Carolina to New York, 10 times normal...
  • Virginia Aquarium offers free admission to federal workers

    Virginia Aquarium offers free admission to federal workers
    The Virginia Aquarium in Virginia Beach is joining a long list of venues and retailers that are offering freebies to federal workers during the government shutdown. The aquarium and Virginia Beach city-operated historic houses (Adam Thoroughgood,...
  • Ted Constant Center offers deal to federal workers

    Ted Constant Center offers deal to federal workers
    And, the deals for federal workers keep coming as the government shutdown persists for more than a week. On Wednesday, the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk announced that it would offer half-priced tickets to its Sesame Street Live performance...
  • Virginia Beach approves aquarium 'Adventure Park'

    Virginia Beach approves aquarium 'Adventure Park'
    The city of Virginia Beach approved a measure Monday that will allow the Virginia Aquarium to build an "Adventure Park" complete with zip lines and aerial ropes challenge courses. The project is a joint venture between the Virginia Aquarium & Marine...
  • Denny's offers BOGO deal during shutdown

    Denny's offers BOGO deal during shutdown
    Denny's is the latest in a string of retailers, venues and restaurants that are offering deals in light of the government shutdown. Through Oct. 31, Denny's restaurants will offer anyone with a valid federal or military I.D. a free entree with the...
  • Dolphin deaths and what the science shows

    Dolphin deaths and what the science shows
    The largest dolphin die-off in Virginia history is a puzzle for researchers and the topic of an upcoming VIMS lecture. Margaret Lynott, manager of the Stranding Response Program at the Virginia Aquarium, will address the stranding epidemic at 7 p.m....