​The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, in partnership with the Montauk Lighthouse Historical Society, will present a summer lecture series on topical marine and atmospheric science issues in July and August.  Topics, speakers and dates are listed below.  All lectures will be at ​2:00 pm at the Oceans Institute​,​ located directly behind the​ Montauk​ ​L​ighthouse​.

  • July 11 Larry Swanson – The Tides of Block Island and Long Island Sound
  • July 18 Kevin Reed – Extreme Weather and Climate
  • July 25 Paul Shepson – Exciting Things About Climate Change
  • Aug. 1 Teresa Schwemmer – Ocean Acidification: What Does it Mean for Long Island?
  • Aug. 8 Chris Paparo – From Plankton to Whales: Why Our Local Waters Are Worth Protecting
  • Aug. 15 Darcy Lonsdale – Ctenophores (Sea Walnuts): Voracious Planktonic Predators
  • Aug. 22 Brad Peterson – The Grass Withers and the Flowers Fade: The Story of Eelgrass in Long Island Waters

The events have been added to the SoMAS Calendar of Events.

If you head out to Montauk for these Summer Talks and want to catch another Science Talk on your way back home, check out the Summer Schedule of “Nature Talks at Moustache Brewery on July 11 and 25 and August 8 and 22!

Photo above is of Montauk Point in May 1982.

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