Peconic Bay Scallop
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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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Run in our Back to the Bays 5K

Join us for our 2nd Annual Back to the Bays 5K on May 14, 2016! Starting point is at the CCE Marine Center, Cedar Beach Road in Southold. Learn more..

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Youth Education Programs

Work out of several sites throughout Suffolk County to provide marine science based day camps including our Northport, Southold, Oakdale, and East Hampton facilities.

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Learn How You Can Give Back

Opportunities for you to connect to our bays by LEARNING, DOING and ENJOYING- all in support and celebration of our local marine environment!

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Calling All Girl Scouts!

Learn about local marine life and earn a badge!

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STEAM- Art and Science Integration

The incorporation of art and design into typical STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education. Learn more!

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SPAT Program

Join the SPAT Program (Southold Project in Aquaculture Training) to learn how to raise your own shellfish while giving back to our bays!

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Contact

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

Last updated April 11, 2016