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Marine Science Day

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science held its annual Marine Science Day event on Saturday, opening up the doors of its Gloucester Point campus to let visitors get some hands-on fun. From top down, Sanai Ross, front left, and ShayVonda Austin-Darrell of Hampton have a moment of fun with Pamela Darney, at right, who was explaining the importance of pollinators in the life cycle of trees at the Trees for Bees exhibit. “Sanai wants to be a vet,” said Austin-Darrell, “so she wants to do everything with science”; Noah and Londyn Taylor of Gloucester, from left, enjoy looking at the fish, including a grouper, a spadefish, and a permit (Trachinotus falcatus), in the aquarium at Watermen’s Hall; Gary Long of Gloucester, at left, prepares to sample a Blue Catfish Taco with Cabbage Slaw prepared by Chef Winslow R. Goodier, culinary director at Nuttall’s Store; Madeline Pittman, at left, farm and lab manager for the C-SALT Research Farm at VIMS, advises visitors Atreus and Leonel Shilling how...

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