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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F.I.S.H.

Cornell Marine Program is implementing a new local seafood marketing project, Fresh, Indigenous, Sustainable, and Healthy (FISH). Take a brief survey...

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ART + SCIENCE: Winter Vacation Workshops

ART + SCIENCE – Winter Vacation Workshops with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Marine Program. Join art instructor Carolyn Munaco and Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Educator Rachel Neville for four unique sessions where art wi

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Back to the Bays Membership

Purchase your 2017 Back to the Bays membership here!

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Brush Strokes For The Bays

Brush Strokes for the Bays painting sessions hosted in partnership with the Southampton Arts Center. Channel your inner artist and enjoy a night out with friends! Carolyn Munaco will provide the artistic guidance you need to create a marine-themed wo

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Back to the Bays 5K 2017

May 20th - Save the Date for our 2017 Back to the Bays 5K!

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Bay Babies & Bay Buddies

Our early childhood education programming is designed to reach our littlest future stewards. Through our Bay Babies and Bay Buddies Programs, caregivers and those 6mos.-5yrs. will have an opportunity to discover and learn through this unique, hands-o

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Contact

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

Last updated February 17, 2017