New York Coastlines, Spring/Summer 2012
Publications - Articles / Web Extras
Feature stories (including any Web Extras) in this issue include:

Sound Research “Gets to the Bottom” of Hypoxia, Red Tide More>
Since Spring 2009, the Sea Grant programs of Connecticut and New York have been tracking five funded research projects that examined some of the most serious threats to the ecological health of Long Island Sound (LIS), an Estuary of National Significance. The researchers, several of them at Stony Brook University, were awarded nearly $820,000 in research grants to address the long-term problem of LIS’s low oxygen conditions (hypoxia) as well as emerging issues of red tide and the effects of climate change on the Sound’s ecosystem.


Identifying Distinct Sturgeon Population Segments More>
The Atlantic Sturgeon, the ancient-looking fish covered with bony plates rather than scales, was once abundant along the eastern seaboard and in major river systems from Labrador to Northern Florida. But human activities such as damming rivers, pollution and extensive harvesting have reduced the number and size of its populations and in February 2012, the Atlantic Sturgeon was federally listed as endangered.


Trawl Workshop an International Exchange More>
In November 2011 New York Sea Grant and the US Geological Survey brought acclaimed expertise in the design of marine trawls to the Cornell University Biological Field Station on Oneida Lake.


NYSMEA’s ‘Share-A-Thon’ A Success More>
New York Sea Grant and longtime partner New York State Marine Education Association share the value of the “train-the-trainer” approach to teaching marine science. A recent joint venture was the March 2012 Marine Science Share-A-Thon held at Columbia University’s Teachers College, where teachers shared and acquired innovative lesson plans and other materials for students while earning professional development credits.


Salmon and Trout of Lake Ontario: A Visual Identification Guide More>
This brochure identifies each trout and salmon species in the Lake Ontario watershed based on accurate color artwork.


Web Extras:

E-List Promotion of this issue: Constant Contact version


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Sea Grant's summertime initiatives ...
  • Rip Current Awareness Week is June 3-9: NOAA and Sea Grant Provide Resources More>

  • Sea Grant programs nationwide are NOAA partners helping prepare for 2012's Hurricane Season; Rip currents on Long Island, Coastal flooding in New York City are concerns More>

  • NOAA and FEMA's 2012 National Severe Weather Preparedness Week More>

National Sea Grant Communications Network Chair visits Central NY to teach students about Social Media More>


New York Sea Grant funds Lake Ontario algal bloom research on Sodus Bay More>
  • On YouTube: Keeping the algae at Bay in Sodus More>

Stony Brook University to receive share of $2.4 million New York Sea Grant More>


Great Lakes Research Consortium names NY Sea Grant educator Associate Director; Oswego to Host its First GLRC Conference March 30-31, 2012 More>
  • New York Sea Grant Extension partners with Great Lakes Research Consortium More>

NYSG educator raises awareness of small businesses, byway communities at White House Great Lakes Briefing in early March 2012 More>


Northeast Sea Grant's Regional Social Science Research More>

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