WWWhat's Trending: Currents, NYSG’s E-Newsletter, Makes Waves
New York Coastlines, Fall 2012
The inaugural issue of Currents, NYSG’s e-newsletter supplement to New York Coastlines, made its debut in late August. Both NY Coastlines, our flagship coastal science newsletter, and Currents will each be e-distributed 3-4 times a year. Sign up for both at either www.nyseagrant.org/coastlines or www.nyseagrant.org/ecurrents, both of which also feature archives of these respective publications.

– Paul C. Focazio

Web Extras: Postcards

New York Sea Grant distributed a series of themed postcards starting in Summer 2012 in an effort to encourage its users to connect in via the program's Constant Contact E-list, from which New York Coastlines and Currents are sent.

The summer postcard features a beach scene, which includes a rip currents education sign. Rip currents are narrow channels of fast-moving water that pull swimmers away from the shore. They can occur at any of New York’s many beaches with breaking waves--from the ocean beaches of Coney Island or Jones Beach to the eastern shore of Lake Ontario. Keep tabs on this National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Sea Grant initiative via New York Sea Grant's related Rip Currents Education Resource site, www.nyseagrant.org/ripcurrents, which includes new content each summer season.

In the Fall 2012, New York Sea Grant rolled out another postcard, this one distributed by Great Lakes staff as well as by Web Content Manager Paul C. Focazio at several New York City festivals (click here for related news item on the latter). This postcard tied into recreational fishing, featuring some of the key Great Lakes species that anglers seek out, such as yellow perch, walleye, lake trout, smallmouth bass, Chinook salmon and steelhead/rainbow trout.

For more on NYSG's fisheries efforts statewide, check out our Marine Fisheries Resource Center as well as our Great Lakes Sustainable Recreational and Commercial Fisheries resource sites.

Additional related resources can be found along with our "Get Social With Sea Grant" postcards for Long Island Bays and the Great Lakes ecosystem.

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