In response to deteriorating environmental conditions in Shinnecock Bay on Long Island, faculty at Stony Brook’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) founded the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program (ShiRP) to restore the health of this vital ecosystem. The goal of ShiRP is to use science, outreach, and partnerships to restore the water quality and fisheries of Shinnecock Bay.
Meanwhile, the lab of Christopher Gobler, a professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences monitors and investigates the harmful algal blooms that have become increasingly common in Long Island’s coastal waters.
The following stories provide news and background:
- SBU Receives $3M for Shinnecock Bay Restoration
- SBU-led Study: Climate Change Threatening Humans Through Toxic Algae Spread
- Pritchard Charitable Trust Invests $100K in Long Island Marine Monitoring
- SBU’s Gobler Lab Monitoring “Rust Tide” on Eastern Long Island
- Clean Water Technology Center Proposes Alternative for LI Wastewater Treatment
- SoMAS Shinnecock Bay Restoration is Underway