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09/14/2022 Seaweed Farms May Ease Ocean Acidity, Improve Water Quality | Research - News: Scientists are growing multiple types of seaweed in Long Island Sound, in near-shore locations in Connecticut and New York. Their goal: improve water quality while expanding the industry for cultivated seaweed, oysters, and mussels in the region.
09/14/2022 On YouTube: State of the Bays — 2022: Science Shows Promise | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: “All of Long Island is a watershed,” SBU's Chris Gobler remarked. “All activities on land affect the quality of the groundwater.” Over the past few decades, he notes, things have been changing on the Island. With an increase in population has come an increase of nitrogen—its primary source being nitrates in wastewater.
08/09/2022 New York Sea Grant Research: 2022 Ongoing Projects | Research - News: Summaries for ongoing investigations that address a variety of concerns within a few key topics, including: harmful algal blooms, microplastics, marine fisheries, aquaculture and coastal resiliency for communities on Long Island and around NY's Great Lakes.
08/09/2022 New York Sea Grant Research: 2021 Results and Impacts | Research - News: For 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.
05/25/2022 On YouTube: HABs A Summer of Discontent in Long Island's Coastal Waters | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: SBU scientists have completed their assessment of water quality in Long Island’s estuaries in 2021, and the news is not good. rom June through October, every major bay and estuary was afflicted by toxic algae blooms and oxygen-starved, dead zones.
08/28/2021 New York Coastlines, Summer 2021 | Publications - Articles: Check out stories from the Summer 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 Spring '22 to our e-subscribers. We'll send you issues weeks before they're online.
08/06/2021 In Media: Kelp Could Be Environmental Elixir, And Economic Opportunity | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: Using kelp to help reduce nitrogen in Long Island waters was the subject Dr. Christopher Gobler's May 27th press conference at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) Marine Science Center at Stony Brook Southampton. This is a media mention related to that announcement.
08/05/2021 On YouTube: Early 'Mahogany Tide' Algae Bloom In Great South Bay Has Experts Greatly Concerned | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: Ahead of the Summer 2021 season, Stony Brook University investigator Christopher Gobler provided his annual “State of the Bays” address. This is one of the media mentions that followed as the season was underway.
08/05/2021 On YouTube: Tests Show Brown Tide Cell Count in Patchogue at Highest Level Since 2017 | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: Ahead of the Summer 2021 season, Stony Brook University investigator Christopher Gobler provided his annual “State of the Bays” address. This is one of the media mentions that followed as the season was underway.
08/05/2021 On YouTube: Scientists — LI's Great South Bay Suffering Through Most Intense Brown Tide In Years | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: Ahead of the Summer 2021 season, Stony Brook University investigator Christopher Gobler provided his annual “State of the Bays” address. This is one of the media mentions that followed as the season was underway.
08/05/2021 On YouTube: Worst Brown Tide in Years Threatens Great South Bay | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: Ahead of the Summer 2021 season, Stony Brook University investigator Christopher Gobler provided his annual “State of the Bays” address. This is one of the media mentions that followed as the season was underway.
07/02/2021 In Photos, On YouTube: State of the Bays — 2021 | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: "There are no local or regional options to mitigate the global rise in temperatures nor carbon dioxide," said Stony Brook University researcher Chris Gobler. "Thus, our primary tool to lessen the intensity of HABs, hypoxia, and coastal acidification is the mitigation of nitrogen."
05/29/2021 Protecting the Water Quality in Long Island Sound | Long Island Sound (Research) - News: A group of scientists funded by Sea Grant programs in NY and CT are assembling the pieces of a puzzle to determine the impact of past excesses in nitrogen release to Long Island Sound and the efficacy of efforts to remediate them.
04/18/2021 On YouTube: Doctoral Student Working to Restore Shellfish Population | Research - News: Stephen Tomasetti, a Sea Grant-supported student on two New York Sea Grant-funded projects, discusses what has happened to the Long Island oyster population and what is being done to bring the population back
04/18/2021 On YouTube: Kelp Could be Silver Bullet in Fighting Climate Change in Our Oceans | Research - News: Stony Brook University researchers discuss why kelp is such an important asset in the fight against climate change.
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.
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 Blooms | 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.
04/19/2020 On YouTube: Plastics - "We're The Problem, But We're The Solution. Be The Change" | Research - News: In this video, two students from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia introduce us to some of the New York Sea Grant-funded researchers studying marine debris and microplastics ... and encourage us to "Be the Change."
04/19/2020 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?
04/19/2020 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.
04/07/2020 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 latest issue, which was released in mid-July to our e-subscribers. Sign up and we'll send you issues weeks before it's online.
03/31/2020 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.
03/15/2020 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.
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.
02/14/2020 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
02/09/2020 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.
11/19/2019 Great Lakes Research Consortium Awards Funding to Five Projects | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - Press Release: "We are excited about these projects that are exploring innovative approaches for applying science to critical issues facing the Great Lakes and the Great Lakes communities and economies. The results of these projects will not only benefit the Great Lakes region, but have implications for water bodies far beyond," said GLRC Director Gregory L. Boyer, Ph.D.
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.”
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.
04/01/2019 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.
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.
02/23/2019 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.
12/11/2018 In Photos, On YouTube: NYSG and the Long Island Sound Study prepare teachers to "Be in the KNOW" | Long Island Sound Study - News: 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.
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.
09/04/2018 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.

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