Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Color of Sand

The Color of Sand

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The shores of the Bahamas are tinted pink with bits of coral. Shale makes the beaches of Shelter Cove in California a stark shade of grey. Hawaiian sands get their many vibrant hues courtesy of volcanic lava. The captivating bi-colored beaches of Fire Island, New York are made of quartz and feldspar. Within the finest, […]

Operation Pretty Picture

Operation Pretty Picture

November 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Superstorm Sandy unleashed its fury on Long Island in 2012, with damage estimates rising well above $500 billion. The devastation included Long Beach losing its iconic boardwalk, Fire Island’s boathouse and ferry terminal washing away, almost half of Freeport under water, Tobay Beach’s ocean dunes disappearing, and more than 100,000 residential homes damaged or […]

Storm Surges and Rising Sea Levels

Storm Surges and Rising Sea Levels

April 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Can LI be Protected? Much of our region’s coastal area was severely flooded during Superstorm Sandy. Can we permanently prevent a repeat performance, or should officials and environmentalists work to manage the inevitable? After the devastating storm, many called for a barrier to protect metropolitan New York City. In the Sea Level Rise Task Force […]

The Coast Guard Auxiliary: A Day in the Life

The Coast Guard Auxiliary: A Day in the Life

February 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Chances are good that if you boat in the waters near East Moriches, you have seen Captain Vin Pica of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGA) patrolling in his 26’ Parker. The odds are, if you have seen Captain Pica, you have probably also waved to him like your fellow boaters often do.