Currents Clips

In an effort to immerse New York Sea Grant's Web site visitors, social media followers and NY Coastlines e-newsletter subscribers into our program's coastal research, extension and education efforts, the links below will bring you to stories that now include a one to two minute video summary that you can quickly stream and view in one click.

Each video clip has been filed in a specific month, which is how these stories are organized ...

June 2019

Watercraft Inspection - Dispelling Common Myths More >>
"Invasive Species Spread Naturally and Increase Biodiversity" is one of several common watercraft inspection myths dispelled. Another one, "There's Nothing I Can Do to Prevent the Spread of AIS" includes ways you can help.

Watercraft Inspection - Tips for Initiating & Exiting Boater Interviews
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The reason why watercraft inspection—the act of looking for, removing and properly disposing of unwanted aquatic hitchhiking debris—is important is because it helps to prevent the spread of unwanted aquatic invasive species.

May 2019

The State of Sea Grant More >>
In the last two years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s National Sea Grant College Programs across the country have created or sustained over 7,100 jobs and 1,300 businesses, provided 1,099 training events to coastal communities, and reached some 781,164 K-12 students.

Improving Resilience

The Post-Superstorm Sandy Upside in Great South Bay More >>
NYSG-funded research Charlie Flagg discovered an unexpected side effect of October 2012's Sandy: a breach opened in Long Island's Fire Island region after the superstorm increased circulation and flushing, which has led to better water quality, and reduced incidence of harmful algal blooms.

Sharing Hurricane Information with Long Islanders More >>
Speaking to an audience seated below the historic flood level, NYSG's Kathleen Fallon shared information about forecasting, communications, and preparedness at the Hurricane Forum at the end of September 2018.

Students Collaborate with Resilience Professionals at First RiSC Summit More >>
The multi-year project builds on local resilience plans such as OneNYC and fosters new partnerships among K-12 schools, informal education institutions, government and non-profit organizations working on resilience planning and implementation.

The 1938 Long Island Express Hurricane More >> and More >>
On October 3, 2018, Hofstra commemorated the 80th anniversary with a symposium, "Long Island Hurricanes on the 80th Anniversary of the 1938 Storm: Past, Present, and Future," at which Sea Grant tabled and provided its funded research on past hurricanes, and shared resources for hurricane preparedness.

The Sodus Point Community Resilience Model More >>
The record-high water event in 2017 hit the Village of Sodus Point, 40 miles east of Rochester, NY, hard. But with help from Sea Grant and others, the Village has taken steps toward improving resiliency.

Coastal Storm Warnings and Your Tipping Point More >>
How do you evacuate from a hurricane? Investigators of a study  funded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Sea Grant’s Coastal Storm Awareness Program examine why residents in danger do not always evacuate before storms.

Sharing Climate Resilience with NYC Teachers More >> and More >>
At the three-day “Climate To-Go” workshop 20 teachers from K-12 public schools across New York City were introduced to climate change issues, extreme weather preparedness, and teaching methods for sharing climate science with their students.

Lessons Learned from the 2018 Hurricane Season More >>
According to NOAA, the season will be remembered most for hurricanes Florence and Michael, which caused significant damage in the southeastern U.S. In total, the season produced 15 named storms, including eight hurricanes of which two were “major” (Category 3, 4 or 5).

Helping NYC Communities Address Climate Change More >>
“Living in coastal cities presents unique hazards from water—from storm surge to extreme storms to storm water, ” said Kathy Bunting-Howarth, Interim Director of New York Sea Grant.

Other Education Efforts

Sea Grant Extends A-Z GLEEE Education on Lake Ontario More >>
NYSG coastal education programming prepares hundreds of teachers to educate and engage thousands of students as the next generation of Great Lakes-literate citizens.

New York's 2019 Sea Grant Knauss Fellows More >>
Both of NYSG's 2019 Fellows—Sam Chew Chin and Chellby Kilheffer—were of the 46 nationwide named as Knauss Executive Fellows, having received their work assignments during a week-long placement week in mid-October.

Increasing Confidence in U.S. Farm-Raised Seafood More >> and More >>
Sea Grant's New York program will lead the development of a flash card series to provide foodservice providers with information about the origins and sustainability of targeted species.

Preparing Teachers to Be in the K.N.O.W. (Keeping Nitrogen Out of our Waterways) More >>
The Long Island Sound Mentor Teacher program, now in its eighth year, provides teachers the opportunity to educate their peers and share successful classroom teaching strategies on issues that affect the health of Long Island Sound.

Other Research Findings

What do Lake Ontario's "Resident Anglers" Want? More >>
This NYSG-funded study helps to shed light on better understanding the relationships between motivations, constraints, facilitators, demographic and experiential characteristics, and fishing participation for resident anglers who don't have a preference for catching a specific fish species.

Boosting Long Island's Blue Economy More >> and More >>
A new economic calculator estimates potential gains and losses from investment in Long Island's coastal communities. The tool was created through a NYSG-funded project by Farmingdale State College's Richard Vogel.

Stopping the Disease Wracking the New York Hard Clam Fishery More >>
In the last 16 years, a mysterious disease has devastated the New York hard clam fishery. Scientists call it QPX disease, which stands for “quahog parasite unknown,” referring to the organism that causes the disease.

March 2019

NYSG Receives Disney Conservation Fund Support for Lake Sturgeon Restoration Efforts More >>
The fund has been supporting local efforts around the world aimed at saving wildlife, inspiring action and protecting the planet with more than $75 million distributed to nonprofit organizations since 1995.

November 2017

NY Sea Grant King Salmon Video Highlights Value, High-Tech Fish Tracking More >>
Cornell University researchers and Sea Grant personnel are using pop-off satellite archival tags developed to work in freshwater to collect unprecedented data about salmon movement and behavior.

May 2016

Coastal Storm Awareness Program: Full Documentary Short More >>
This NOAA Sea Grant documentary short on coastal storm awareness educates emergency managers and empowers coastal communities.

Coastal Storm Awareness Program: Trailer for Documentary Short
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This NOAA Sea Grant documentary trailer on coastal storm awareness educates emergency managers and empowers coastal communities.

February 2014

NYSG's Watercraft Inspection How-To Video More >>
This visual assessment of boat and trailer checkpoints, referred to as watercraft inspection, highlights a number of "Clean-Drain-Dry" reminders to help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species. These include draining water from boats, buckets and other equipment; boat washing, and drying recommendations; special checkpoints for different types of boats, including canoes, kayaks, and personal watercrafts.

More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), is one of 33 university-based programs under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program.

Since 1971, NYSG has represented a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources.

Through NYSG’s efforts, the combined talents of university scientists and extension specialists help develop and transfer science-based information to many coastal user groups—businesses and industries, federal, state and local government decision-makers and agency managers, educators, the media and the interested public.

The program maintains Great Lakes offices at Cornell University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Oswego and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark. In the State's marine waters, NYSG has offices at Stony Brook University in Long Island, Brooklyn College and Cornell Cooperative Extension in NYC and Kingston in the Hudson Valley.

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