Pictured is an Ologundê, an Afro-Brazilian Folkloric celebration, one of the free passport picnics available to residents. (Southside Daily/courtesy of the city of Virginia Beach)

Virginia Beach launches pilot season of globally inspired gatherings

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VIRGINIA BEACH -- The city's office of cultural affairs announced a news series of free, low-cost globally inspired gatherings (VB GIGs) taking place throughout...
Results from the latest Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey --- conducted annually by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and Maryland Department of Natural...
With dozens of headlines every week, it’s easy to miss some here and there. Get in on the conversation. Here are this week’s most-read stories. Against All...
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Virginia Longboard Federation, the producers and organizers of the Steel Pier Classic and VB Surf Art Expo are gearing up for the 16th Annual...

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Mangroves, like these shown at low tide, provide important nursery habitat for juveniles of many marine species. (Southside Daily/D. Malmquist/VIMS)

Study confirms and ranks nursery value of coastal habitats

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A comprehensive analysis of more than 11,000 previous coastal-habitat measurements suggests that mangroves and seagrasses provide the greatest value as "nurseries" for young fishes...
Coastal Carbon Budget: A drone image of the Goodwin Islands near the confluence of the York River and Chesapeake Bay shows the tidal wetlands and estuary ecosystems that play a key role in the coastal carbon budget. (Photo courtesy of D. Walters/VIMS.)

These local researchers helped develop software that will aid in wetland creation

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NORFOLK -- The Wetland Hydrogeology group at Old Dominion University, headed by Rich Whittecar, joined with researchers at Virginia Tech and the University of Kentucky...
After successful integration with deployer in Houston, CubeSat is scheduled to launch from NASA's Wallops Island facility on April 17. (Southside Daily/Courtesy of ODU)

ODU’s CubeSat moves closer to liftoff

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NORFOLK -- A team of Old Dominion University students took a giant leap toward space as they joined two other Virginia universities in delivering their...
Chester on one of his wild, unwieldy adventures! (Southside Daily Photo/Courtesy Lauren Bryant)

Chester is always up for an adventure

What is your pet’s name? Chester What is the breed of your pet? Domestic Shorthair How was your pet’s name chosen? He is named after Chester A. Arthur, the 21st...
Gold's value holds! Come and see him if you're looking for a new best friend. (Southside Daily Photo/Courtesy Jessica Guckert)

Meet Gold, this week’s adoptable pet, brought to you by Tito’s!

Hello, I'm Gold! And yes, I'm more valuable than any other piece of currency that you've ever met! I came to the Norfolk Animal...
Stella has tons of spunk and is ready to meet her new forever family! (Southside Daily Photo/Courtesy Jessica Guckert)

Stella, this week’s adoptable pet. Brought to you by Tito’s!

Everyone say hello to Stella! She has her groove back! She came to the Norfolk Animal Care Center with a large mass on her...
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