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 Tiana Bayside Facility

Enjoy a night out while supporting CCE Marine Program's newest facility!

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Paddle for the bays

Paddle For The Bays

THE GREAT PECONIC RACE SERIES Sat. June 3rd - Helping to Support our Environmental Initiatives for East Hampton’s Three Mile Harbor.

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Marine Camps Offered by CCE

Learn about the marine science summer camps offered in your area, and how to register online!

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Jazz Under the Moonlight 2017

Jazz Under the Moonlight will be held on Wednesday evening, June 28th at Land's End in Sayville and will feature cocktails, appetizers, jazz band and auctions.

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Back to the Bays Membership

Purchase your 2017 Back to the Bays membership here!

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Facility Improvement Campaign

We educate and inspire thousands of youth and adults annually through our programming based flagship location, the Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center in Southold. Your support will allow us to continue, and further enhance, our publi

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Contact

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

Last updated May 24, 2017