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Don’t Medicate Our Waters

Don’t Medicate Our Waters

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Perhaps your doctor changed your prescription, or you didn’t need to finish a prescription, and now there’s a half-filled bottle of pills left over. If you’re like most people, that bottle now joins a collection of other unused prescription drugs in your medicine chest, taking up space until you decide to dispose of them.  But […]

Don’t Let Bad Weather Take You by Storm

Don’t Let Bad Weather Take You by Storm

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. Recreational boaters should never grow overconfident about their abilities to predict and overcome the weather. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) 2012 Recreational Boating Statistics ranked weather as ninth in its report, Top Ten Known Primary Contributing Factors of Boating Accidents; weather was found to be a contributing factor in a total of 221 recreational […]

The Scent of a Storm

The Scent of a Storm

October 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Watching a storm rolling in from the sea engages our senses — the sight of the lightning and the violent seas, the sound of the thunder rolling in. Many people swear that they smell storms, too. We understand what comes to our eyes and ears, but what about our nostrils? Professor William Cain of the […]

Into the Big Blue: Two Long Islanders’ World Record Dreams & Personal Milestones

Into the Big Blue: Two Long Islanders’ World Record Dreams & Personal Milestones

September 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Toward the end of her 50-day journey at sea, Aleksa Klimas-Mikalauskas was “ready to come home.” A resident of North Babylon, she was part of the 16-member crew of Big Blue, which was attempting to set a new world record for rowing across the Atlantic.

Making Sound Decisions to Protect & Restore

Making Sound Decisions to Protect & Restore

August 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The nooks and crannies of the Long Island Sound’s coastline stretch for 600 miles and include habitats such as tidal wetlands, coastal forests, grasslands, and rocky shorelines. These habitats are thriving with wildlife– juvenile striped bass and bluefish hide among the plants and ribbed mussels cling to the peat in wetlands, horseshoe crabs crawl along sandy beaches to lay their eggs, and osprey soar overhead looking for their next meal. Then there are all of us who visit our shoreline to swim, boat, or just enjoy the beauty of this precious resource.