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Touch tanks at SCMELC

SCMELC in Southold

The Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center (SCMELC) in Southold is headquarters to the Marine Program's Aquaculture Program, including several shellfish hatcheries and nursery areas. The Suffolk Project of Aquaculture Training (SPAT) is a program people can join to learn to grow oysters and other shellfish in their backyard or at SCMELC. 

SCMELC is also headquarters to the Habitat Program, which specializes in restoring native marine grasses, the Water Quality Lab, and our Youth Education classroom and touch tank areas. 

SCMELC Chalkboard Summer 2018


Darci Bielenda
Marine Program Sr. Administrative Assistant SCMELC

Last updated July 26, 2019