NYSG’s Summer 2013 New York Coastlines
is available as a pdf, both in its full print version and as individual articles.
From the Director More>
New York Sea Grant's Director discusses transitions in his recent 'From The Director' note - from his post to other Sea Grant staffers and even a Sea Grant-supportive legislator.
Web Extra: On YouTube: NYSG, SBU Honor Retiring NYS Senator Owen Johnson More>
Feature stories (including any Web Extras) in this issue include:
Lake Erie: Warmest in Summer, Coldest in Winter More>
Dr. Michael Twiss, professor at Clarkson University, on examining Lake Erie, the Great Lake most impacted by summer hypoxia (the loss of oxygen at the bottom that affects fish and other living communities): “Lake Erie, the shallowest of the Great Lakes, is warmest in summer and coldest in winter,” he says. “These extremes make it a good environment to predict how the lakes will change with global climate change.”
Sea Grant and US EPA Begin New Long Island Sound Research More>
In spring of 2013, the Sea Grant programs of Connecticut and New York, with the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Long Island Sound Study program, began funding over $708K in research that will help efforts to improve water quality and adapt to climate change.
Web Extra: NOAA, EPA, NYSDEC, Others Partner to Survey Long Island Sound's Seafloor More>
Off to Washington for Two New York Knauss Fellows More>
For the class of 2013, New York Sea Grant is happy to announce two Fellows were selected for the prestigious Knauss Fellowship program named in honor of one of Sea Grant’s founders, former NOAA Administrator, John A. Knauss.
Web Extra: Former Fellow Wins 2013 "America's Science Idol" Competition More>
NYSG’s New Outreach Coordinator Hosts LI Sound Workshop More>
Web Extra: Sea Grant Scholars Present and are Awarded for their Research Studies More>
Starting in the Summer and running through Fall 2013, New York Sea Grant’s new Long Island Sound Study Coordinator, Amy Boyajian, offers a series of workshops to show high school teachers how they can incorporate hands-on activities like seining and water quality testing into their curricula.
Fact Sheet: Lake Erie More>
This four-page fact sheet addresses invasive species, harmful algal blooms and other concerns for the shallowest, but one of the most productive Great Lakes in the system.
Brochure/Rack Card: Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! / Clean Boats, Clean Waters More>
This eight-panel brochure and two-panel rack card provide boaters with how-to tips for slowing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) and profiles for some AIS of concern.
WWWhat's Trending @ nyseagrant.org
Scientists Go ‘Social’ with Sandy, An Award-Winning Campaign More>
NYSG is awarded for the research-based content it provided via its Web site, Facebook and Twitter before, during and after landfall of Sandy late last October. NYSG's funded investigators continue to discuss the storm in the media and at events well into Spring 2013.
Web Extra: NYSG Joins Some 600+ Attendees at MWA's Annual NYC Conference More>
Social Media “Week In Review” More>
Web Extra: Superstorm Sandy Media Archive Featuring NYSG-Funded Researchers and Specialists More>
Find NYSG on Facebook and Twitter, where we thank our new followers and 're-tweet' partners at the end of every week and provide visitors with a "social media wrap-up" of news you may have missed from New York Sea Grant that week.
Currents, NYSG’s E-Newsletter, Spotlights Summer More>
will close out Summer 2013 with a variety of "What-We-Did-During-One-Of-Our-Most-Active-Season-Yet" stories.
More Web Extras ...
E-List Promotion of this issue: Constant Contact version More>
In case you missed any of NYSG's news that we've been posting on our Web site between issues of E-Currents
and NY Coastlines
, below is a sampling of some of those stories.
You can come ashore anytime for the latest at www.nyseagrant.org/currents. And for even more Currents, check out the topics in the archives section of NYSG's Web site, www.nyseagrant.org/currentsarchive.
- Currents E-Newsletter to Feature Update on Coastal Change Education Materials for Metro NY Area More>
New content will be available this Fall from a Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- New York Sea Grant project. This Web-based mapping project, which
charts coastal change over time along more than 500 miles of New York's
urban coastal and estuarine environments, includes the development of
educational curricula for a number of Metro NY and Hudson Valley sites,
including Liberty Island.
Also featured in this news item:
a post-Sandy photo series from Liberty & Ellis Islands. In the wake
of Sandy late in October 2012, Liberty and Ellis Islands were both
closed indefinitely while the National Park Service (NPS) assessed post-storm damage. NPS re-opened the Statue of Liberty on July 4, 2013.
- NOAA and Sea Grant Raise Awareness of 'The Grip of the Rip' More>
At the start of the summer, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Sea Grant Program, the U.S. Lifesaving Association, and the National Park Service reminded the public: there are things you can do to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable time at the beach or seashore.
- Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Launch in Lake Ontario More>
released into Sodus Point, Oswego, Rochester and Oak Orchard, NY late this past Spring, the high-tech, remote-controlled equipment began producing intensive data for analysis of nearshore-offshore interactions, fish productivity in Lake Ontario, changes to the lower food web, and algal abundance. Research will also focus on how the thermal bar - a seasonal/spring temperature barrier - impacts nutrients in nearshore aquatic environment.
Also available: A photo gallery from the first of this four-leg research mission, taken in mid-May off the Oswego shoreline at the State University of New York at Oswego More>
- NYSMEA-NYSG Second Teacher Share-A-Thon a Success More>
What do tectonic plates, fish tanks, and baby birds have in common? They all were presentations at the New York State Marine Education Association's 2013 Marine Science Share-A-Thon workshop held this past Spring at Mercy College on the Hudson River.
- New York Sea Grant Board Appoints William Wise as Interim NYSG Director More>
William Wise, Associate Director of Stony Brook's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, appointed in mid-May as Dr. Jim Ammerman, director since 2008, steps down to lead post-Hurricane Sandy effort.
- Stony Brook University Researchers Evaluate How Coastal Marine Habitats Are Classified More>
In a two-year NYSG-funded research project that wrapped up earlier this year, a Stony Brook University
research team provided insights about benthic habitats, from the Hudson
River to Jamaica Bay to several embayments on Long Island's North Shore
as well as its Peconic Bays ecosystem. Video clips featuring each of
the habitats are included.
- NYSG 'Greens Up' 2013 Earth Day Fests in NYC, on Long Island More>
This past Spring, there were plenty of stewardship and green-friendly activities and events to go around, from Stony Brook University on Long Island to Kingsborough Community College
in Brooklyn. NYSG was in attendance at Earth Day festivals on both
Included here: resources and news on recent research (eg., Jamaica Bay
marsh loss and effects of toxins on the Bay's fisheries), education
(eg., 'don't flush pharmaceuticals'), stewardship activities and
initiatives and more.
- Why Donate to New York Sea Grant More>
gift matters. That's why NYSG offers this primer on how it's been "Bringing Science to the Shore" for over 40 years. Donations to NYSG are accepted securely through an online portal via the Stony Brook Foundation.