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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.
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 slated for release in January/February 2021 l to our e-subscribers. We'll send you issues weeks before they're online.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
09/22/2020 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.
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."
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
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.
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.
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."
06/06/2014 On YouTube, On Blog: NYSG Harmful Algal Bloom Workshops a Model for Helping Great Lakes Stakeholders | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: Connecting diverse stakeholders with science experts to help mitigate the environmental and economic impacts of related outbreaks.
12/16/2013 On YouTube: Canada Geese Causing a Water Quality Issue? | Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) - News: NYSG Water Quality Specialist Eileen Keenan, who was a moderator at the NYSG co-sponsored Second Annual Long Island Green Infrastructure Conf & Expo this past summer, discusses the issue with Long Island Report.
01/14/2013 New York Volunteers Augment Restoration’s Success in Southern Louisiana | Education - News: As featured in Louisiana's WaterMarks magazine, NOAA Coastal Services magazine and reported by several media outlets: To learn about wetland loss in southern Louisiana and how it relates to the habitat loss occurring in New York, a group of 14 educators traveled to the Bayou State in late February 2012 to rebuild habitats devastated by recent natural and man-made events. This was the second time in as many years that such a trip was planned.
08/21/2012 On YouTube: Brown Tide - Blight on the Bays | Brown Tide Research Initiative - News: In July 2012, News 12 Long Island ran a special reports entitled "Brown Tide: Blight on the Bays." One of the featured interviews in the report was with Dr. Chris Gobler, an often NYSG-funded Stony Brook University researcher and professor at its School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.
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.
06/13/2011 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...
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
02/23/2019 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.
02/09/2020 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.
07/14/2011 '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.
06/16/2011 After More Than 40 Years, Hempstead Harbor Reopens Shellfish Areas | Long Island Sound Study - News: On June 1, NYSDEC reopened approximately 2,500 acres of shellfish beds for shellfish harvesting in outer Hempstead Harbor and Long Island Sound.
04/15/2011 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.
10/04/2010 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.
05/25/2010 NOAA Sea Grant's Response to the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill | : A new NOAA Web site, "Recalling Deepwater Horizon, One Year Later," launches, featuring news releases, scientific journal papers, and links and videos from clean-up effort contributors, including those within the Sea Grant's national network.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
06/12/2018 2018 Harmful Algal Bloom Symposium | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: Credit: Ryan Strother / NYSG. Forward The inaugural Harmful Algal Bloom Symposium...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
04/25/2018 Scientists Use Innovative Genetic Methods to Locate Sources of Pollution, Contamination | Research - News: Scientists are using DNA to trace sources of bacterial pollution in NY's waters, including the Hudson River and near Buffalo's Gallagher Pier.
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.
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.

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