On May 31st, 2018, SoMAS faculty Chris Gobler, Joe Warren, Brad Peterson, Mike Frisk and Interim Dean Larry Swanson joined New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at the first phase of the “largest artificial reef expansion in New York state history.”  The Shinnecock reef uses “recycled materials from the former Tappan Zee Bridge, as well as former Canal vessels” and is aimed to ” improve New York’s diverse marine life and boost Long Island’s recreational, and sport fishing and diving industries.”

The complete photo album is available on Google Photos.  Photos provided by Larry Swanson and Chris Gobler.

Videos from the event are available on YouTube, but are included below.

Governor’s Announcement

Cruise to Reef

Aerial video of Reef Deployment


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