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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Taste + Tour at SCMELC

Join us for a behind the scenes tour of our shellfish hatcheries housed at our Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center in Southold, then enjoy a sampling of some of the best shellfish our region has to offer.

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2016 Ways to Give Back

Learn how YOU can Give Back to the Bays in 2016 by LEARNING, DOING, ENJOYING and GIVING BACK, all in support of our local marine environment!

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3rd Annual Great Peconic Race

The Hamptons’ third annual Great Peconic Race, “GPR”, is one of the East Coast’s premier paddle races for elite, intermediate and novice paddlers.

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The Merry Merfolk Parade

The Merry Merfolk Parade will take place during Greenport Maritime Festival on Saturday, September 24 at 11am. The parade is open to all but advanced registration is required. Learn more!

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Volunteer Tuesdays

Learn how you can get involved in habitat restoration by volunteering for Marine Meadows!

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ART + SCIENCE at the Art Barge

Art + Science programming at the Art Barge is an initiative of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County's Marine Program in partnership with the Victor D'Amico Institute of Art.

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Contact

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

Last updated August 12, 2016