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Laughing gull in flight over a marsh along the seaside of the Delmarva Peninsula [View Image]

Losing ground to sea-level rise

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Like a loud traveling party, the laughing gulls would return to their marshes each April with their raucous calls and showy flights.

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September 13 Open House at Rice Rivers Center canceled

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

VCU Rice Rivers Center cancels September 13 open house

Female anhinga incubating on a nest in York County, Virginia [View Image]

Anhingas march north

Friday, August 24, 2018

During the summer of 2018, CCB biologists conducted a three-day, cursory search for anhinga breeding locations .

OAP rafting rafting excursion, summer 2017. (Photo courtesy of the Outdoor Adventure Program) [View Image]

VCU and the James, a love story

Friday, August 17, 2018

Students wade in the water, researchers study its ecosystems, and artists capture its natural beauty. A look at VCU’s relationship with the James River.

Some of the students from the LFSC 591 Topics: Conservation Filmmaking Class at the VCU Rice Rivers Center pier [View Image]

Conservation Filmmaking in Life Sciences

Friday, August 10, 2018

Students in the new one-credit course, LFSC 591 Topics: Conservation Filmmaking, spent the summer session learning how to merge art and science.

A photo of VCU at night [View Image]

50 reasons to love VCU

Friday, August 3, 2018

We know there are more, but here are the top 50 reasons that make VCU such as great place. Rice Rivers Center is one of them.

Artist rendering of 14-square-foot research at Rice Rivers Center [View Image]

VCU Rice Rivers Center completes fundraising campaign for new research laboratory complex

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The 14,000-square-foot facility will bolster river-related research and provide needed laboratory and office space

Matt Balazik catches a sturgeon in a net. Photo credit: Jamie Brunkow [View Image]

Matt Balazik Is Working to Restore Prehistoric Sturgeon to James River in Virginia

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Matt Balazik, PhD, is helping to restore the Atlantic sturgeon to the James River in Virginia.

Jeff Corwin, Bryan Watts and Marie Pitts stand on the boat below an osprey nes [View Image]

Expedition Chesapeake

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Expedition Chesapeake is a multi-media project funded that is designed to educate and inspire the residents of the watershed.

Buckets of shell ready to be placed into the Piankatank River [View Image]

Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program gathers media attention

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program adds shell to the Piankatank River

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