Peconic Bay Scallop
Image by Mike Patricio

Peconic Bay Scallop

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring Network

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring Network

Oysters are one of the species of shellfish raised by CCE's Aquaculture Program.
Image by Kimberly Manzo

Oysters are one of the species of shellfish raised by CCE's Aquaculture Program.

Eelgrass Restoration
Image by Kimberly Manzo

Eelgrass Restoration

A lady crab protects her clutch in a Peconic Estuary eelgrass meadow.
Image by Kimberly Manzo

A lady crab protects her clutch in a Peconic Estuary eelgrass meadow.

Youth Education - Seining at Cedar Beach, Southold

Youth Education - Seining at Cedar Beach, Southold

Stormwater/Water Quality

Stormwater/Water Quality

Fisheries

Fisheries

A winter flounder swims through a Long Island Sound eelgrass meadow.

A winter flounder swims through a Long Island Sound eelgrass meadow.

Atlantic silversides are important prey items for larger predatory fish and shorebirds.
Image by Christopher Pickerell

Atlantic silversides are important prey items for larger predatory fish and shorebirds.

Marine

Our waters are an integral part of life for us, making Long Island a desirable place to live. The Marine Program, which became part of CCE in 1985, is known and respected nationally and internationally. Its mission is to protect our waters, providing a clean environment for our fish, fowl and plants.

Our researchers and educators are busy working to inform Long Islanders how we can each do our part to safeguard our environment. Projects have been designed to bring back our once thriving eelgrass and shell fish populations, ensure our commercial fishing industry continues to thrive while limiting bycatch, provide public education about environmental consequences of storm water runoff, and introduce our young people to marine sciences and marine life on Long Island.

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Buoys For The Bays Paint Nights

Channel your inner artist and enjoy an evening out with friends! ALL levels welcome!

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Greenport Shellabration 2018!

The 7th Annual Greenport Shellabration, held in partnership with Greenport BID, is almost upon us, and we invite you to get in on the fun! This year, the event will be held December 1-2 2018.

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Calling All Girl Scouts!

Learn about local marine life and earn a badge!

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Buoys for the Bays

We welcome you to be a part of BUOYS FOR THE BAYS, our newest Art + Science Initiative designed to raise awareness of, and funds to support the work of Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program!

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Waterway Stewardship Water Quality Wednesdays

Water Quality Wednesdays (WQW) in Patchogue is part of Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program’s initiative to provide community stewardship activities that support the health of our waterways and awareness of the threats to waters.

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Horseshoe Crab Monitoring

Learn how you can get involved with horseshoe crab monitoring at a beach near you!

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Contact

Darci Bielenda
Marine Program Sr. Administrative Assistant SCMELC
db695@cornell.edu
631-852-8660 x 21

Last updated October 31, 2018