Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Blue Water, Green Boat: Back to the Bays

Blue Water, Green Boat: Back to the Bays

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s (CCE) Marine Program. The celebration’s focus is on connecting residents and visitors to Long Island’s bays and showing the many ways to enjoy our beautiful marine environment. The newly-launched Back to the Bays initiative and the 30 Ways to Give Back […]

Surprise, it’s Seahorses!

Surprise, it’s Seahorses!

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Who doesn’t love the seahorse? Images of seahorses are often found cascading across bed linens and beach towels, and on all sorts of coastal-themed knick-knacks (I happen to have a beautiful set of seahorse coffee mugs). However, did you know that in addition to seahorses showing up on housewares and being featured in artwork, […]

Seeding Our Waters

Seeding Our Waters

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In the fall, many land-based agricultural growing operations prepare for harvest.  On the water, the timing is right for a special aquaculture-based planting operation.  Hundreds of thousands of baby clams and oysters will soon be sent off from their hatchery at Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center in Southold (SCMELC), to seed […]

Reappearing Eelgrass

Reappearing Eelgrass

April 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. A few decades ago, when eelgrass populations were healthy and vast underwater meadows covered the bottoms of our bays, this aquatic plant species was largely considered to be more of a nuisance than anything else. Who would have imagined then that people would now volunteer to help this most underappreciated species? In the past, […]