Tag: Christopher Gobler

From Newsday 6-08-13 — Carl LoBue and Christopher Gobler Weigh in On Algal Blooms This Spring and How the Breach Is (Thus Far) Sparing The Great South Bay From Brown Tide

The dreaded brown tide is back in some South Shore bays, threatening everything from eelgrass to scallops, but Great South Bay has been spared so far thanks to superstorm Sandy, a marine scientist said Friday.

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SCERP Cities Brown Tides in Moriches, Quantuck and Shinnecock, but None in The Great South Bay, Perhaps Because of The New Inlet

*Brown tide emerges in Moriches, Quantuck, and Shinnecock Bay, but not in Great South Bay; Presence of new ocean inlet in Great South Bay may help keep brown tide in check*

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Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Throughout LI This May — Bad and Worse To Come?

The conclusions from SCERP (The Stonybrook Southampton Estuarine Research Program) are clear. We are reaping the harvest of having no sewer system in Suffolk, and 100,000+ septic tanks leeching nitrogen into the groundwater for the past 40 years. All indicator are this is going to get much much worse unless we can figure out how to get all that excess nitrogen out of the aquifer, and out of our rivers, ponds and bays, and replace our septic tanks with an eco friendly solution. We need to think big and be ready to act on those plans, or its game over.

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Professor Christopher Gobler of Stonybrook’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences: A Profile

Here's a nice piece on Prof. Christopher Gobler of Stonybrook's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS). You want to know about toxic algal blooms, what they are doing to the marine plants and animals in our ponds and bays, and what we can do to combat them, he's the expert. His lectures, which we hope to post here as well soon, are very accessible, yet highly sophisticated.

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