Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program Fights Water Pollution

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Professor at Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Dr. Chris Gobler, leads the investigation with his students Ryan Wallace and Jennifer Jankowiak, of environmental degradation and the toxic algae blooms observed in Georgica Pond. Stony Brook University has partnered with a group of homeowners from the Georgica Pond community, and the East Hampton Town Trustees, to form a public-private partnership to address water quality issues on the east end of Long Island. (5.19.15)

Professor at Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Dr. Chris Gobler, with his students Ryan Wallace and Jennifer Jankowiak.

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.

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