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04/05/202005/19/2020 How Sea Grant Benefits You in 2020 | Research, Extension, Education - News: Under examination is nearly two dozen impacts made by New York Sea Grant's specialists and funded researchers this past year to use science in order to improve decisions made by a variety of stakeholders.
03/30/202005/15/2020 Staying Connected: NYSG's Virtual Resources | News: Welcome to "Staying Connected," NYSG's web portal to online resources for a variety of our stakeholders (including educators, the seafood industry, among others) as well as some of our program's partners. We also provide opportunities for researchers and educators, and more.
04/19/202004/19/2020 Plastics floating in the water: What are the risks? | Research - News: NYSG-funded researchers sought to answer a few key questions: How long does it take for common plastics to degrade in the water? What pollutants might be hitchhiking on the outer surfaces of these circulating, cast-off polymers?
04/19/202004/19/2020 Tiny organisms in the water eating plastic: Could it harm us all? | Research - News: Projects like this one, funded by New York Sea Grant, have brought attention to microplastics, small plastic particles that have found their way into our waterways.
04/19/202004/19/2020 Electronic Monitoring of Salmon Could Help Us Catch—and Understand—Them | Research - News: Thanks to data from sensor tags, a team of ecologists led by a pair of Cornell University investigators have collected months-long records of individual fish swimming of king salmon in Lake Ontario from Oswego, NY to distant locations, such as the shores of Canada and several connecting streams and rivers.
04/08/200804/15/2020 How Does Sea Grant Benefit You? | NYSG News: Sea Grant has been working with a wide assemblage of partners to support New York’s coastal communities, businesses and residents for five decades now.
02/26/200804/15/2020 Research | NYSG-Funded Projects:

In addition to viewing news and documents on current and past NYSG-funded research projects, you can now search our database for investigations back to 1990.

04/07/202004/15/2020 New York Coastlines, Spring 2020 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: Check out stories from the spring 2020 issue of our flagship publication, NY Coastlines, and be sure you're on our e-list to receive our next issue, which is slated for release in late spring / early summer to our e-subscribers. We'll send you issues weeks before they're online.
02/22/202004/05/2020 New York Coastlines, Winter 2020 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: Check out stories from the winter 2020 issue of our flagship publication, NY Coastlines, and be sure you're on our e-list to receive our latest issue, which was released in early April to our e-subscribers. We'll send you the issue before it's online in mid-late April.
04/10/200804/05/2020 Publications | Success Stories: NYSG's impacts for its research and extension efforts.
03/15/202004/02/2020 New York Sea Grant Research: Results and Impacts | Research - News: For nearly 50 years, New York Sea Grant has been supporting university-based research related to a variety of marine, Hudson estuary, and Great Lakes topics and issues.
03/31/202003/31/2020 In Media: Study Examines How Sewage Plants Can Remove Medicines from Wastewater | Research - News: A NYSG-funded study of seven wastewater treatment plants in the Eastern United States reveals a mixed record when it comes to removing medicines such as antibiotics and antidepressants.
02/23/201903/15/2020 On YouTube: New York Sea Grant Research Zooms In On Water Quality, Severe Storms, Seafood Safety | Research - News: Results and resources from these 2018-19 NYSG investigations provide useful information to the public, businesses, coastal communities and managers.
12/10/201803/04/2020 On YouTube: Stopping the Disease that has Wracked the New York Hard Clam Fishery | Marine Fisheries Resource Center / Research - News: 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.
12/06/201902/22/2020 New York Coastlines, Fall 2019 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: Check out stories from the fall 2019 issue of our flagship publication, NY Coastlines, and be sure you're on our e-list to receive our latest issue, which was released in mid-February 2020 to our e-subscribers. We'll send you the issue before it's online in early March.
02/14/202002/14/2020 In Media: Study Examines Efficiency of Medicine Removal from Wastewater Treatment Plants | Research - News: The study, funded by New York Sea Grant, was published as the cover story in the journal Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology
02/09/202002/14/2020 In Photos: The Cisco, Perhaps the Biggest Little Fish, Could Make its Comeback | Research - News: Scientists led by Matthew Hare of Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources are using genetics to locate the spawning grounds of the cisco, a little-known but key fish in the Lake Ontario food chain.
02/09/202002/14/2020 A Chemical Clock to Study Coastal Water Quality | Research - News: While we cannot see submarine groundwater discharge (SGD), it's important for researchers to analyze photographic evidence of it. SGD is a hydrogeologic mechanism whereby water is pushed in different ways underground toward the sea, and vice versa. This mixing zone between groundwater and seawater in the coastal aquifer is critically important for controlling a variety of chemical reactions.
02/09/202002/14/2020 Refuge Areas Could Protect Prized Fisheries in a Changing Climate | Research - News: How climate change might impact some aquatic organisms in New York’s waters was the focus of a recently-completed NYSG-funded study led by SBU SoMAS researcher Christopher Gobler.
03/02/201201/25/2020 On YouTube: NYSG@40: 2011 Statewide Highlights | New York Coastlines, Winter 2012: On November 1, 1971, The New York Times ran the headline “New York Sea Grant Program Receives...
03/01/201201/24/2020 Nearly $2.4 Million for New York Sea Grant in 2012-2013 | Research - Press Release: NYSG has received a grant totaling $2.4 million for fiscal years 2012-2013 to fund its research, extension and education efforts on important coastal issues related to storm surges and flooding, seafood safety, wetland habitats, fisheries, and harmful algal blooms, among others.
03/01/201201/24/2020 Celebrating 40 Years in the Great Lakes | New York Coastlines, Winter 2012: With so many of its user groups – from anglers and educators to elected officials and researchers – strongly tied to these coastal resources in the Great Lakes, New York Sea Grant hosted and participated in a variety of 40th anniversary lectures and receptions this past fall.
01/13/201101/24/2020 On YouTube: NYSG Research on Declining Atlantic Sturgeon | : There is discussion about listing the Atlantic sturgeon as endangered. Though, preliminary results from a NYSG-funded project on the species show that there is a genetically distinct sub population in the Delaware River.
11/10/201101/24/2020 SBU Investigator Offers Insights into the Current Health of LI Sound Lobsters | Long Island Sound Lobsters - News: Stony Brook University investigator Dr. Anne McElroy discusses her research on the effects of pesticides on larvae and juvenile lobsters in a late-October Fox News segment about the current state of the fishery.
08/29/201101/24/2020 New York Times Blogs on NYSG-Funded SBU Researchers Tracking Hurricane Irene | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: As Hurricane Irene headed up the U.S. East Coast in late August 2011, New York Times environmental/climate-change reporter Andrew Revkin kept his Web visitors apprised of this force of nature via his interactive blog, Dot Earth.
08/12/201101/24/2020 New York Times: The Last of the Lobstermen | Long Island Sound Lobsters - News: As seen in a early August 2011 New York Times feature article, it has been 12 years since a great die-off of lobsters in Long Island Sound rocked the local industry and stumped researchers.
07/14/201101/16/2020 'Tis the Season for Brown Tide | Brown Tide Research Initiative - News: Brown tide, which is caused by a proliferation of single-celled marine plants called phytoplankton, is in the news again this summer season.
06/13/201101/16/2020 NOAA's Dr. Jane Lubchenco Visits NYSG | : Meet and Greet for Dr. Jane Lubchenco with New York Sea Grant and Partners at Stony Brook Universit...
04/15/201101/16/2020 NYSG Red Tide Research Featured in Newsday | Brown Tide Research Initiative - News: Researchers studying the waters of Long Island's Northport Harbor ID-ed a second type of harmful algae never seen before at these levels in New York.
10/04/201001/16/2020 The Gulf Oil Spill: What Have We Lost | : On Friday, October 15, 2010, a panel of experts will assemble at Stony Brook University to answer some questions regarding the Gulf Oil Spill and subsequent relief effort.
09/09/200901/16/2020 A Sound Research Cruise on the R/V Seawolf | :

In August '09, Newsday's Jennifer Smith accompanied SoMAS researchers aboard the R/V Seawolf  on a day-long sampling cruise in the area of the western Long Island Sound near Execution Rocks. Dr. Gordon Taylor, Dr. Kamazima Lwiza, and their students collected water samples for their study of the interplay between microscopic organisms, water mixing, and summertime hypoxia (low oxygen conditions.) The study is one of five two-year research projects funded in large part through the US EPA’s Long Island Sound Study with additional funds from the New York and Connecticut Sea Grant programs.

02/03/201912/21/2019 NYSG and DEC Announce Nearly $570,000 in New York Ocean Research Grants | NY Ocean Action Plan - Press Release: Funded research grants— awarded to three investigative teams including Stony Brook University, CUNY York College, and the Wildlife Conservation Society—support New York’s Ocean Action Plan.
02/23/201912/21/2019 In Media: Two SBU Teams Awarded Ocean Research Grants to Study Waters off NY | NY Ocean Action Plan - Press Release: Nearly $570,000 in ocean research grants have been awarded to three investigative teams, two of which are from Stony Brook University. The teams will work to identify the biodiversity of the offshore ecosystem of the New York Bight and investigate the species and uses of New York’s ocean environment.
04/01/201912/21/2019 In Media: York Biology Professor, Part of a Team Awarded Over $500,000 for Research | NY Ocean Action Plan - News: York College has become one of three investigative teams to be awarded almost $570,000 for an ocean research grant under a New York Ocean Action Plan partnership between NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and NYSG.
06/15/201812/21/2019 Stream-Road Crossing Markers: In Recognition of Great Lakes Small Grants Projects | NY Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program - News: The purpose of the 13 projects that have already come to fruition purpose is to help Great Lakes coastal communities enhance their resiliency to events like severe storms and protect water quality.
06/08/201812/21/2019 On YouTube: NY Sea Grant and DEC Award $200,000 to Great Lakes Action Agenda Projects | NY Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program - Press Release: Eight new coastal resiliency projects totalling nearly $200K are underway within New York’s Great Lakes watershed.
03/09/201812/21/2019 On YouTube: NYSG and NYSDEC Announce $200,000 For Great Lakes Basin Projects | NY Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program - Press Release: Up to $25,000 is available for each project, proposals for which must be submitted by May 1, 2018. A Webinar for applicants will be held on March 18th.
10/07/201712/21/2019 NYSDEC and NY Sea Grant Announce $199,575 in Grants for Great Lakes Basin Projects | NY Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program - Press Release: Eight Funded projects enhance community and ecosystem resiliency in the Great Lakes Basin
07/18/201712/21/2019 NYSG & NYDEC Announce $200K Available for Great Lakes Resilience Projects | NY Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program - Press Release: Proposals are currently being accepted (through September 22nd) for grants (each up to $25K) that will help protect New York's Great Lakes and drive economic development.
06/25/201812/21/2019 Great Lakes Small Grants Projects: Summaries (2015-17) | NY Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program - News: As part of a larger, multi-year partnership with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation that continues at least through 2022, the purpose of the 13 Great Lakes small grant projects that have already come to fruition purpose is to help Great Lakes coastal communities enhance their resiliency to events like severe storms and protect water quality.
09/06/201812/21/2019 In Media: Owasco Lake watershed inspectors hope new signs will keep streams clean | NY Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program - News: "Hopefully this is the start of building that protective infrastructure around the watershed," said Andrew Snell, a watershed specialist for the lake.
09/06/201812/21/2019 In Media: North Pond Resiliency Project | NY Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program - News: High above Lake Ontario, Great Lakes Small Grant-funded researchers Thomas Hart and Geoffrey Steadman have taken notes, captured images and assessed the shoreline below.
09/06/201812/21/2019 In Media: State grant will bring improvements to Vitale Park, Chip Holt Nature Center | NY Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program - News: A $25,000 New York Sea grant will help fund the construction of a 500-square-foot rain garden as well as the installation of two, 50-gallon rain barrels and the restoration of about 400 feet of shoreline at Vitale Park on Conesus Lake.
11/13/201912/18/2019 RISE 2019: NYSG Climate and Resiliency Extension, Outreach and Education | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: NYSG provides multiple platforms for climate and resilience extension, outreach and education along New York’s marine and Great Lakes coastlines.
11/20/201911/20/2019 In Media: CCNY’s Maria Tzortziou Leads Vital Long Island Sound Ecological Study | Long Island Sound (Research) - Press Release: Over the next two years, Tzortziou and her collaborators will address the challenge of gathering and interpreting data from satellite images of Long Island Sound.
12/19/201811/14/2019 New York Coastlines, Early Winter 2018 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: NYSG's latest e-newsletter, New York Coastlines, has come ashore. Check out the Winter '18 edition, which features our latest fellowship as well as stories on coastal tourism, flood resiliency, stewardship, climate challenges and more ...
09/07/201911/14/2019 NOAA Sea Grant's Coastal Storm Awareness Program Findings Welcomed by National Weather Service | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Sea Grant-supported research has led to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service adopting Eastern Region’s new storm briefing template nationwide.
03/30/201911/14/2019 On YouTube, On Air: Coastal Residents Wary of Storms and Preparing | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: In the years since Superstorm Sandy's impact, the aim of the NOAA Sea Grant’s Coastal Storm Awareness Program was to help better understand through social science how people react to storm warnings and make the decision to stay or to go.
12/08/201811/14/2019 On YouTube: Coastal Storm Warnings and Your Tipping Point | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: 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.
06/12/201811/14/2019 2018 Harmful Algal Bloom Symposium | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: Credit: Ryan Strother / NYSG. Forward The inaugural Harmful Algal Bloom Symposium...

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