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04/13/2021 Great Lakes Research Consortium Celebrates 35 Years of Great Lakes Science | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: Highlights of the report include a handful of small grants — on topics such as contaminants of emerging concern and harmful algal blooms — that have had big impacts.
01/27/2021 Creating Public Access to “Real Time” Harmful Algal Bloom Outbreak Alerts | Publications: Success Stories - Extension (2021): Public input can help waterfront managers to improve their marine harmful algal blooms response and better leverage resources
01/27/2021 New York Sea Grant Research: 2020 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.
01/23/2021 New York Coastlines, Winter 2021 | Publications - Articles: Check out stories from the Winter 2021 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 May to our e-subscribers. We'll send you issues weeks before they're online.
01/22/2021 In Media: Public Reporting Tool Helps Long Island’s Suffolk County Track Harmful Algal Blooms | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: NYSG created a webpage to link users to the NYSDEC's "Suspicious Marine Algae Public Reporting Tool" and used the 2020 HAB season to successfully conduct a test of the new public outreach effort.
11/10/2020 New York Coastlines, Fall 2020 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: Check out stories from the Fall 2020 issue of our flagship publication, NY Coastlines, and be sure you're on our e-list to receive our next issue, which is currently being release in February 2021 to our e-subscribers. We'll send you issues weeks before they're online.
10/21/2020 In Media: How to Spot Blue-Green Algae and How to Protect Your Pet | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: Only allow dogs to play in ponds or lakes you visit regularly and see if conditions change. Learn more from resources including a New York Sea Grant-produced "HABs and Dogs" brochure.
10/16/2020 In Media: $2.1 Million Awarded for Sea Grant Research on NY’s Coastal Environment | Research - News: NYSG has awarded more than $2.1 million to support six coastal science research projects —three of which are being led by Stony Brook University faculty — that explore topics relating to and benefiting New York’s coastal environment, communities and economies.
09/27/2020 In Media: Researchers Explore New Approaches to Decoding Brown Tide in Long Island Estuaries | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: Results from a five-year, NOAA NCCOS-sponsored research project on brown tide in Long Island Estuaries were highlighted this past summer during a New York Sea Grant virtual seminar
09/22/2020 NYSG's “Currents Clips” Wins 2020 Folio Award for ‘Best Social Media Public Awareness Campaign’ | Currents Clips - News: Launched in mid-2019 as a limited series, this collection of one- to two-minute videos immerses NYSG's subscribers and followers into the program's coastal research, extension and education work.
09/16/2020 $2.1 Million Awarded for Sea Grant Research on NY’s Coastal Environment, Communities & Aquaculture | Research - Press Release: “This set of projects will contribute to the long-standing and growing body of NYSG-supported science-based knowledge available to coastal communities in New York State.”
09/08/2020 Rust Tides Do Harm Shellfish ... But Research Offers Promise for Shellfish Farmers | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: While the alga that creates "rust tides" are very harmful to shellfish, those aquatic filter feeders that are cultivated in deeper waters do better than those cultured near the surface.
08/25/2020 In Photos, On YouTube: State of the Bays: Noxious Seaweed Among New Threats in 2020 | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: “Two of the newest findings are that wastewater from septic systems stimulates this aggressive seaweed and high nitrate in drinking water causes negative health effects,” said SBU SoMAS' Christopher Gobler.
07/14/2020 New York Coastlines, Summer 2020 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: Check out stories from the summer 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 the fall to our e-subscribers. We'll send you issues weeks before they're online.
05/15/2020 Reporting Suspicious Marine Algal Bloom | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: We are asking for your help to document occurrences pf Harmful Algal Blooms in NY's marine waters. These data are used as guidance to make decisions to promote public health and safety during times when HABs are most active.
02/22/2020 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.
02/09/2020 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.
02/09/2020 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.
10/01/2019 State of the Bays: "But There Is Hope" | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: "Continued efforts are needed to restore Long Island's coastal waters," says Stony Brook University investigator Chris Gobler. "It's up to us to leave the environment in better shape than when we found it."
09/08/2019 In Media, On YouTube: Protect Your Dog From Harmful Algal Blooms | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: “Not all algal blooms are harmful, but some dense populations of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, can produce toxins that can have serious effects on liver, nervous system, and skin of humans and their pets.”
08/02/2019 New York Coastlines, Early Summer 2019 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: Check out stories from the early summer issue of our flagship publication, NY Coastlines, and be sure you're on our e-list to receive our next issue, slated for release to our subscribers in November.
06/03/2019 NYSG Says Enjoy the Water this Summer and Keep Yourself and Your Pets Safe from Harmful Algal Blooms | Harmful Algal Blooms - Press Release: New York Sea Grant is reminding those that do to be informed about harmful algal blooms (HABs), how to avoid exposure of oneself and pets, and where to report potential HABs.
05/08/2019 Currents Clips | News: This is a new series of one to two minute video summaries that immerse NYSG's Web site visitors, social media followers and NY Coastlines subscribers into the program's coastal research, extension and education stories.
03/22/2019 New York Coastlines, Late Winter 2019 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: In June, NYSG will release the late Spring / early Summer '19 issue of its flagship publication, New York Coastlines. E-subscribers will receive it first, so be sure to sign up ... and, in the meantime, check out our late Winter '19 edition.
02/25/2019 On YouTube: Sea Grant Leads Suffolk County Effort for Harmful Algal Bloom Mitigation Planning | Publications: Success Stories - Extension (2019): Harmful algal bloom disrupt Long Island's waters, resulting in significant economic loss to the fishing and outdoor recreation sectors when shellfish beds are closed for harvesting and swimming restrictions are imposed on beaches.
02/23/2019 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.
02/23/2019 In Media: Crucial LI Sound Research Receives Funding | Long Island Sound (Research) - News: More than $1.5 million in funding has been awarded for four research projects looking into ecological issues in the Long Island Sound (LIS) and its watershed.
02/23/2019 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.
02/06/2019 On YouTube: Over $1.5 Million Funds Four Long Island Sound Research Projects | Long Island Sound (Research) - Press Release: Projects, which were a focus of a March'19 conference, address Sound ecological health topics, like hypoxia, biological parameters for water quality management and the scope and impact of landscaping practices.
02/03/2019 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.
12/10/2018 On YouTube: On Long Island, Post-Superstorm Sandy, an Upside | Marine Coastal Processes & Hazards / Research - News: 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.
09/13/2018 New York Coastlines, Late Summer - Early Fall 2018 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: NY Coastlines—NYSG's flagship publication—and its news archive, Currents, highlight news, events and other activities from our coastal program's various research, extension and education endeavors throughout NY's marine and Great Lakes waters.
09/04/2018 Cloudy Waters: Harmful Algal Blooms | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: The two things that people should do when they suspect a HAB is avoid any contact with the water, and report the bloom to the proper authority.
08/29/2018 In Media: NYSG's New Wave of Research at Stony Brook University, Cornell | Research - News: Scientists are seeking solutions for harmful algal blooms and better aquatic invasive species detection, as well as ocean acidification, flood risk, and a pervasive microbic food-borne pathogen.
08/10/2018 State of the Bays: Water Is at the Core of the Long Island Existence | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: Last summer, Long Island’s waters experienced a 10-week-long brown tide. It was not only one of the longest, it was one of the most intense on record.
08/10/2018 Insights from the 2018 Suffolk County HAB Symposium | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: The meeting is the first in a series of public outreach meetings on Harmful Algal Blooms.
07/27/2018 2018 Suffolk County Harmful Algal Bloom Symposium: Summary Report | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: Credit: Ryan Strother / NYSG. Foreword The inaugural Harmful Algal Bloom Symposiu...
07/08/2018 On Air, In Media: Pet owners warned of potentially lethal algae in NNY waters | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: In Summer 2018, NYSG partnered with the Pennsylvania and Lake Champlain Sea Grant programs and New York State Parks to remind dog owners to enjoy the water this summer, but remember to stay smart, safe, and informed about algal blooms and their impact on people and pets.
06/12/2018 2018 Harmful Algal Bloom Symposium | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: Credit: Ryan Strother / NYSG. Forward The inaugural Harmful Algal Bloom Symposium...
06/06/2018 Stay Smart about Algal Blooms in 2018 | Harmful Algal Blooms - Press Release: New York Sea Grant is partnering with the Pennsylvania and Lake Champlain Sea Grant programs and New York State Parks to remind dog owners to enjoy the water this summer, but remember to stay smart, safe, and informed about algal blooms and their impact on people and pets.
05/11/2018 New York Coastlines, Spring 2018 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: NY Coastlines—NYSG's flagship publication—and its news archive, Currents, highlight news, events and other activities from our coastal program's various research, extension and education endeavors throughout NY's marine and Great Lakes waters.
04/19/2018 Over $1.1M for New York Sea Grant Research in 2018-2019 | Research - Press Release: Scientists are seeking solutions for harmful algal blooms and better aquatic invasive species detection, as well as ocean acidification, flood risk, and a pervasive microbic food-borne pathogen.
10/30/2017 State of the Bays: Action Plan Released on Harmful Algal Blooms | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: Sea Grant has an integral role in developing this first-of-its-kind comprehensive and integrated strategy to guide the work of multiple levels of government, scientists and academia to address increasingly frequent algae blooms that have plagued marine waters, threatening both Suffolk County’s environment and economy.
10/23/2017 New York Coastlines, Fall 2017 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: Features include: How Does Sea Grant Benefit You? ... Surveying Lake Ontario Basin communities about springtime flooding ... Are you prepared for the next hurricane or severe storm? ... Also Upcoming Events and other NYSG research, extension and education stories.
10/07/2017 On Air: NY Sea Grant Posts “Info Bursts” on Great Lakes Issues | NY Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program - Press Release: Topics for the 60-second CurrentCast segments include: protecting pets from algal bloom, Great Lakes rip currents, lakefront landscaping, the Erie Canal, invasive species, microbeads and coastal education.
08/10/2017 On YouTube, On Air: State of the Bays: Communities Respond to Colorful Tides that Could Signal Harm | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: “2017 has been one of the worst years for brown and red tides,” said Dr. Christopher Gobler. “Conversely, blue-green algal blooms have been mild thus far.”
07/24/2017 On YouTube: Sea Grant Harmful Algal Blooms Info at State Parks Alerts Dog Owners to Potential Risk | Harmful Algal Blooms - Press Release: The HABs information resources - which include a fact sheet and brochure - are being well-received by pet owners, according to New York State Parks officials.
06/04/2017 On YouTube, On Air, In Photos: State Invests $2M in NYSG to Advance Cutting Edge Brown Tide Research | Harmful Algal Blooms - Press Release: NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo's investment will restore shellfish populations to improve water quality and mitigate brown tide in Long Island's waters.
07/07/2016 SUNY ESF Investigators Monitor NY Waters of Sodus Bay | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: Buoys, installed through funding by NYSG and partners, help predict toxic algal blooms
06/29/2016 To HAB or Not to HAB: Harmful Algae Are Blooming in New York's Waters | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: Harmful algal blooms have become a worldwide phenomenon, posing a significant threat to public health, economies, water quality, and fisheries. New York waters have more than their fair share.

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