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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."
05/24/2021 Update on Harmful Algal Blooms in Sodus Bay, Lake Ontario | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: Extensive studies on Sodus Bay highlight the complexity of harmful algal blooms. It’s not a simple case of excess nutrients, or just warming summers, but a complex interaction of multiple events, including wind, weather, nutrients and localized circulation. All are necessary for a bloom to occur.
05/24/2021 Can Blue Mussels Overcome the Effects of Ocean Acidification? | Marine Fisheries Resource Center / Research - News: Ocean Acidification (OA) is impacting shoreline areas, like Long Island Sound, at a greater rate than the open ocean. Bivalves, like clams, oysters, and mussels, are particularly vulnerable to negative impacts of OA, especially their early life stages, or larvae.
05/23/2021 Are Shellfish Resilient Against Ocean Acidification? | Marine Fisheries Resource Center / Research - News: The overarching goal of this NYSG-funded research is to better understand resilience to ocean acidification in the eastern oyster and hard clam.
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.
04/18/2021 In Media: Report Shows Social Impacts of New York City’s “Sunny Day” Flooding | NY Coastlines - News: Highlights from the Winter 2021 issue of the NY Coastlines e-newsletter, New York Sea Grant's flagship publication
04/18/2021 In Media: NY's Annual Seafood Summit (Virtually) Spotlights COVID-19 Pandemic Challenges | NY Coastlines - News: Highlights from the Winter 2021 issue of the NY Coastlines e-newsletter, New York Sea Grant's flagship publication
04/18/2021 In Media: Grant-Funded Projects to Study Water Quality, Other Environmental Issues in LIS | Long Island Sound (Research) - News: Under examination in the suite of studies are various facets of the water chemistry and habitat quality of Long Island Sound. Findings for these two year projects may potentially yield more effective management decisions.
04/18/2021 In Media: Chris Gobler’s LI Sound Research Receives Federal Funding | Long Island Sound (Research) - News: Under examination in the suite of studies are various facets of the water chemistry and habitat quality of Long Island Sound. Findings for these two year projects may potentially yield more effective management decisions.
04/18/2021 In Media: 'To Protect and Restore the Sound' | Long Island Sound (Research) - News: Under examination in the suite of studies are various facets of the water chemistry and habitat quality of Long Island Sound. Findings for these two year projects may potentially yield more effective management decisions.
04/18/2021 In Media: More Than $2.8 Million in Funds for New Long Island Sound Research | Long Island Sound (Research) - News: Under examination in the suite of studies are various facets of the water chemistry and habitat quality of Long Island Sound. Findings for these two year projects may potentially yield more effective management decisions.
04/18/2021 In Media: Over $2.8 Million in Funds for New Long Island Sound Research | Long Island Sound (Research) - News: Under examination in the suite of studies are various facets of the water chemistry and habitat quality of Long Island Sound. Findings for these two year projects may potentially yield more effective management decisions.
04/13/2021 Great Lakes Research Consortium Celebrates 35 Years of Great Lakes Science | Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News: Highlights of the report include a handful of small grants — on topics such as contaminants of emerging concern and harmful algal blooms — that have had big impacts.
01/31/2021 In Photos: Eight Ecological Research Projects Seek to Inform Better Management of Long Island Sound | Long Island Sound (Research) - Press Release: Under examination in the suite of studies (funded via more than $2.8 million in federal funding through the Long Island Sound Study Research Grant Program) are various facets of the water chemistry and habitat quality of Long Island Sound. Findings for these two year projects, which are now underway, may potentially yield more effective management decisions.
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.
01/27/2021 How Sea Grant Benefits You | Research, Extension, Education - News: Under examination is nearly two dozen impacts made by New York Sea Grant's specialists and funded researchers this past year to use science in order to improve decisions made by a variety of stakeholders.
01/23/2021 New York Coastlines, Winter 2021 | Publications - Articles: Check out stories from the Winter 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 May to our e-subscribers. We'll send you issues weeks before they're online.
01/22/2021 In Media: Public Reporting Tool Helps Long Island’s Suffolk County Track Harmful Algal Blooms | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: NYSG created a webpage to link users to the NYSDEC's "Suspicious Marine Algae Public Reporting Tool" and used the 2020 HAB season to successfully conduct a test of the new public outreach effort.
12/24/2020 In Media: Stony Brook Faculty Lead Study on the Performance of Local Oysters | Research - News: The projects will explore topics that relate to and benefit New York’s coastal environment, communities and economies, with funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Sea Grant’s federal parent agency.
12/23/2020 An Urban Estuary Ready for an Oyster Comeback | Hudson River Estuary / Research - News: Cornell University researchers investigated an extensive surviving population of eastern oysters recently found in the Hudson/Raritan Estuary. New York City's coastal waters once were the center of a booming oyster fishery, but now we have almost none.
12/20/2020 In Photos: Even on Sunny (and Wintery) Days, Floods in NYC Cause Distress | Jamaica Bay / NYC - News: NYC’s coastal communities are facing more frequent weather disruptions such as floods, which, according to a new research brief on “Flood Watch Social Impacts,” is a hazard that will continue to increase in its severity due to sea level rise.
12/19/2020 RNA Reveals Numerous Viruses of Marine Mollusks | Marine Fisheries Resource Center / Research - News: NYSG-funded scientists are using RNA sequencing to identify viruses that are associated with marine mollusks such as hard clams.
12/17/2020 In Photos: New Details About Fish Migration Could Help Their Conservation | Marine Fishery Resource Center / Research - News: Scientists from Stony Brook University and Cornell Cooperative Extension tag alewife to get a more nuanced picture of its spawning migration.
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.
10/16/2020 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.
09/07/2020 Using Oceanography to Track Fish Populations | Marine Fishery Resource Center / Research - News: NYSG-funded researchers have developed models and tools that can help us understand the health of marine fisheries, particularly in future scenarios with a changing climate.
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.
08/20/2020 Omnibus 2020-21 Research Project Discussion: Erosion and Recession of Coastal Bluffs | Research - News: Results from the project will be useful for resource managers and property owners to be better equipped to predict and respond to future erosion events.
07/28/2020 NY Sea Grant and Cornell Professor Introduce Lake Ontario Parcel-Level Flood Risk Prediction Tool | Coastal Community Development Program - News: Lake Ontario has experienced two record-setting floods over the course of three years: 2017-2019. With funding from NYSG, a Cornell researcher has developed an inundation prediction model for rapid flood forecasting at weekly to monthly timescales.
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.
06/25/2020 In Media: RIT researchers receive grant to study microplastic pollution in Lake Ontario | Marine Debris / Research - News: An interdisciplinary team is studying (with funding from New York Sea Grant) how microplastics accumulate in the lake's ecosystem
06/20/2020 In Media: SBU Researcher Discusses Clam Genome Project | Marine Fisheries Resource Center - News: A consortium of scientists is on the brink of completing a genomic map of the hard clam in an ongoing offensive against QPX disease and the effects of extreme heat.
04/19/2020 Electronically Monitoring Salmon Could Help Us To Better Understand Them | Research - News: Thanks to data from sensor tags, a team of ecologists led by a pair of Cornell University investigators have collected months-long records of individual fish swimming of king salmon in Lake Ontario from Oswego, NY to distant locations, such as the shores of Canada and several connecting streams and rivers.
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.
04/05/2020 How Sea Grant Benefits You in 2020 | Research, Extension, Education - News: Under examination is nearly two dozen impacts made by New York Sea Grant's specialists and funded researchers this past year to use science in order to improve decisions made by a variety of stakeholders.
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.
03/30/2020 Staying Connected: NYSG's Related Resources | COVID-19: New York Sea Grant's Rapid Response Support for its Coastal Stakeholders - News: Welcome to "Staying Connected," NYSG's web portal to online resources for a variety of our stakeholders (including educators, the seafood industry, among others) as well as some of our program's partners. We also provide opportunities for researchers and educators, and more.
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 In Photos: The Cisco, Perhaps the Biggest Little Fish, Could Make its Comeback | Research - News: Scientists led by Matthew Hare of Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources are using genetics to locate the spawning grounds of the cisco, a little-known but key fish in the Lake Ontario food chain.
02/09/2020 A Chemical Clock to Study Coastal Water Quality | Research - News: While we cannot see submarine groundwater discharge (SGD), it's important for researchers to analyze photographic evidence of it. SGD is a hydrogeologic mechanism whereby water is pushed in different ways underground toward the sea, and vice versa. This mixing zone between groundwater and seawater in the coastal aquifer is critically important for controlling a variety of chemical reactions.

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