The Breach at the Old Inlet 3-09-13, A Clip By Michael Busch: http://t.co/tQ22soRK4G
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when we were kids my Dad had a boat we used to dig clams with our feet go swimming and fishing in the bay Enjoyed crabbing too many fun memories
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Very nicely done. This breach has become–if I may anthropomorphize just a bit–something of a celebrity, and that is good. We’ve watched it since its earliest days, watched over it as it developed, argued that it should be allowed to run free. The number of people who actively care about it–who follow the news in the local and even national press, and who attend the meetings and are ready to speak out in its defense–are, in this age of increasiing apathy, surprising. And that is a good thing.
Charles Witek that was a beautiful comment. There is a new localism rising. We are all collectively starting to realize that each community will need its own sustainability plan. For those who grew up loving The Great South Bay, what has happened to it is a travesty — and entirely our own fault. We have though the means to fix this problem — we have the science. And we even have the money. How? A healthy Great South Bay means jobs — in shellfishing and fishing, tourism, and in real estate as well. A dead bay — which is what we are looking at otherwise — would be very costly to home owners with property on Fire Island and The South Shore. Marine biologists from The Nature Conservancy, from The Peconic Baykeepers, from Operation Splash!, from The Citizen’s Campaign for The Environment, along with Save The Great South Bay, have been advocating for keeping the Old Inlet open (or is it the New Inlet? Or the breach at The Old Inlet? I think the last is the most accurate). Our aim in fact is to bring awareness to this phenomenon — a breach reopens after 175 years and changes the ecology of the bay radically for the better at a time when it was most needed to happen. The bay’s nitrogenous waters are being flushed out, and clearer, more oxygenated water flowing in from the ocean.
This ecosystem around the breach at The Old Inlet will continue to evolve. Seals have been spotted, and where there are seals, there are fish. Will we be catching fluke in the eastern bay for the first time in who knows? Now that the winter storms are behind use, will the breach at The Old Inlet start to shoal? Will marshes start to spring up on the bay side? Will the Lesser Plover be nesting now on the island/sandbars within the inlet? We are perhaps witnessing the rebirth of a bay. Nature began the process. Now we must nurture the bay back to health.
Is so good
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