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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.
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.
08/22/2018 The Climate Change – Nitrogen – Salt Marsh Puzzle | Research - News: In her recent paper, published in Ecosphere, written with Anne Liberti and Stephen Baines, and funded in part by NYSG, Mary Alldred and her team studied factors of salt marsh health, in particular salinity—the amount of salt dissolved in the water—as well as nitrogen content.
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.
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.
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.
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.
09/01/2016 On Air: NYSG-funded Scientists study DNA to find pollution source in Great Lakes | Research - News: As heard on WBFO 88.3 FM, a new NYSG-funded study focuses on Gallagher Pier on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor, where researchers are using next-generation sequencing to pinpoint potential problem areas.
08/31/2016 New York Sea Grant Awards Buffalo State Researchers Nearly $12K to study water at Gallagher Pier | Research - Press Release: Congressman Higgins announces study at Gallagher Pier on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor where NYSG-funded researchers are using next-generation sequencing to pinpoint potential problem areas.
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.
06/22/2016 On YouTube: Sometimes Beaches and Lakes Aren't Completely Safe for Your Pets | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: When the summer heats up lots of people head to area beaches and lakes but there is a threat to you and your pets brewing in the water.

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