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Learn about fish and their eating habits at VIMS

Buckroe Beach in Hampton, Va, Jan. 25, 2017. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
Buckroe Beach in Hampton. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)

For family-friendly, educational fun about aquatic wildlife in the Chesapeake Bay, visit this month’s Discovery Lab at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

The program “Feeding Frenzy” will be hosted from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 21) in the Catlett-Burress Research and Education Teaching Lab on the VIMS campus. There are driving directions on the VIMS website.

“Feeding Frenzy” will explore how Chesapeake Bay animals eat food. The program is suited for elementary-aged children and will include hands-on activities, demonstrations and exhibits, VIMS said in a news release.

Kate Bemis, a VIMS graduate student and self proclaimed “fish dentist,” will give a presentation about her research on the teeth of the ocean sunfish, the release said.

Registration is required to attend “Feeding Frenzy.” Register on the VIMS website or call 804-684-7061.

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