Warren E Barry

William and Mary Digest May 1

William and Mary Digest May 1

Catch the King catches Guinness World Record

    Catch the King, a Hampton Roads citizen-science project for mapping high tides, is now officially a Guinness world record holder. The project's chief science liaison is Derek Loftis, an assistant research scientist at the College William and Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

    London-based Guinness World Records Ltd. announced this week that Catch the King’s debut event has earned a place in its book of accomplishments under the category of “most contributions to an environmental survey.” More than 700 Catch the King volunteers surveyed a high tide on the morning of Nov. 5, 2017, and collected a record-setting...