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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Meet Virginia at the beach

    Meet Virginia at the beach
    If your idea of a breezy beach vacation involves a plane or passport, then hold off on the tropics and head instead to Virginia Beach. This resort city of nearly 438,000 people is a laid-back East Coast destination about a five-hour drive from Baltimore....
  • Rainy day at the beach? Here's what to do

    Rainy day at the beach? Here's what to do
    When it's raining and pouring, a beach vacation doesn't have to turn boring. After all, a rainy day at the beach is still better than being at home. While shopping at the outlets and catching a movie are always an option, here are a few others. Ocean...
  • Military discounts abound in Hampton Roads

    Military discounts abound in Hampton Roads
    As flags wave and the red, white and blue is celebrated, it's a good time to highlight the bargain perks that are included as a part of military service. Local businesses, national chains and leisure attractions in our multi-branch town know the value...
  • Sensible Seafood Fest coming up May 24 in Virginia Beach

    Sensible Seafood Fest coming up May 24 in Virginia Beach
    Learn about sustainable practices in the seafood industry while sampling great food at this week's Sensible Seafood Fest. The third annual festival will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the Virginia Aquarium in Virginia Beach. The...
  • Enter 'Summer Staycation Sweepstakes' to win free passes to regional attractions

    Enter 'Summer Staycation Sweepstakes' to win free passes to regional attractions
    Looking for a bright burst of summer fun without having to travel too far? askHRgreen.org will give away a four-pack of passes to some of the region’s top attractions during its “Summer Staycation Sweepstakes,” July 9 through Aug. 6,...
  • Beached sei whale a big attraction in Norfolk's Ocean View

    Beached sei whale a big attraction in Norfolk's Ocean View
    Update: Researchers from the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center initially misidentified the whale the washed ashore in Norfolk on Sunday. It is a fin whale, not a sei whale, Joan Barns, an aquarium spokeswoman, said Tuesday.     NORFOLK —...
  • Whale autopsy in Ocean View

    Whale autopsy in Ocean View
    NORFOLK — Cigar smoke is seldom welcomed in public places. It was, however, on Tuesday as crowds gathered in Norfolk’s Ocean View neighborhood to watch researchers cut open and bury parts of a 42-foot fin whale. For the few standing on a...
  • Summer guide: The best time to visit local attractions

    Summer guide: The best time to visit local attractions
    There is a way to visit local attractions during the summer and beat the crowds, too. Here are some tips on when to head to your favorite spots. What's the best time of the day and day of the week to visit the Virginia Living Museum, in Newport News? 9...
  • A variety of science museums offer many exhibits that please parents and children alike

    SCIENCE MUSEUMS. Animals, plants and planets are all covered at area museums. Many of the museums, notably the Air and Space Museum and the Virginia Living Museum, have exhibits that kids love. 1. Bluebird Gap Farm. 60-acre nature center with 250...