The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will open the naming contest for the new juvenile male harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) at 12:00 p.m. on September 23 and continue through October 7 at 11:59 p.m.
The community can vote on the Virginia Aquarium's website at www.virginiaaquarium.com/seal-naming... Read More
Virginia Aquarium Begins Community Water Monitoring Program In celebration of World Water Monitoring Day on Friday, September 18, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is beginning a citizen water monitoring program, allowing members of the community to provide water samples to be tested by our water quality lab.
The Virgini... Read More
The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will give you the chance to get close to these incredible creatures as the changing exhibit gallery is transformed by sight, sound and touch into Dinosaurs! The exhibit remains through January 3, 2016. This exhibit is included with admission to the Virginia... Read More
The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center welcomes a new juvenile male harbor seal (Phoca vitulina).
The juvenile seal stranded in Deal, New Jersey, on Valentine’s Day 2015 with lacerations on its neck and puncture wounds on its back, possibly from a shark bite or boat strike. The seal’s injuries resulted in it being deemed no... Read More
The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will host a blood drive on August 21, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The blood drive will be administered by the American Red Cross in the Promenade Room.
All donors will receive a complimentary pass to the Aquarium, a buy one, get one free coupon for the Adventure Park at the Virginia... Read More
The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team has begun a sea turtle nesting monitoring program with funding assistance from Dominion Foundation.
As part of the program, trained volunteers and staff will undertake daily morning beach patrols, actively monitoring and documenting evidence that a sea turtle has nested. If a nesting site ... Read More
VIRGINIA AQUARIUM SEA ADVENTURES
Ocean Collections Sea Adventure
The Atlantic Explorer, a 65-foot catamaran, departs from the Aquarium dock every Wednesday, June 24 – September 2 at 1p.m. This 75 minute cruise, led by Aquarium educators, allows participants to collect and observe a variety of local fish and invertebrates up close and ... Read More
(Virginia Beach, VA) – In the past month, the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team has rescued several hooked sea turtles and one entangled turtle from local waters. This indicates that sea turtles have begun their seasonal migration. Since Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer season, the Stranding Response Team is asking reside... Read More
VIRGINIA AQUARIUM MEDIA ADVISORY
The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team will release a rehabilitated seal.
Beetle (think this year’s car make/model naming theme) is a young, female grey seal that was rescued April 10 from the shores of Corova, NC. She was treated for malnutrition and dehydration w... Read More
(Virginia Beach, VA) - The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center received a $7,500 grant from the AGL Resources Foundation for the Sea Turtle Science Program. Accepting the check from AGL Resources Director of External Affairs George Faatz is Jovonne Vrechek, Virginia Aquarium Grant Specialist.
The Sea Turtle Science Program wil... Read More