Event at Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Virginia Institute of Marine Science's Dr. Eric Hilton spoke at the Discovery Lab on Jan. 15.
According to a Virginia Institute of Marine Science press release, "Dr. Eric Hilton, of the Fisheries Department at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, spoke at the first Discovery Lab of 2013, held by the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. His topic concerned sturgeon, a primitive-looking fish that features boney plates instead of scales. Residing only in the northern hemisphere, sturgeon are thought to be 120 million years old."
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab is at 7577 Spencer Road, Gloucester.
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science has a three-part mission: to conduct interdisciplinary research in coastal ocean and estuarine science, to educate students and citizens, and to provide advisory services to policymakers, industries and the public. The School of Marine Science at the institute is the graduate school in marine science for the College of William and Mary. The Virginia Institute of Marine Science was chartered in 1940 and is currently among the largest marine research and education centers in the United States.
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