Celebrating the Class of 2020 – SoMAS Convocation

Celebrating the Class of 2020 – SoMAS Convocation

Congratulations to our graduates!  The annual SoMAS Convocation occurred virtually for the first time on Friday, May 22, 2020 on the SoMAS website, Facebook and YouTube. Students gathered with their friends and family and SoMAS faculty, staff, and fellow students to...
Greetings!

Greetings!

Welcome!Welcome to SoMAS! If you are a marine science, atmospheric science, or sustainability studies student, you have made a wise choice in choosing a field that is about understanding and protecting Earth resources. The world needs you, literally! Read More from the Dean

SoMAS Convocation 2019

SoMAS Convocation 2019

Photo above: Dean Shepson welcomes the Class of 2019 at the SoMAS Convocation. Congratulations to our graduates!  The annual SoMAS Convocation occurred on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the Center for Leadership and Service. Students gathered with their friends and family...
Two SoMAS Teams Awarded Ocean Research Grants to Study Waters off NY

Two SoMAS Teams Awarded Ocean Research Grants to Study Waters off NY

Photo above: New York Bight Whale Monitoring Program. Property of NYSDEC and the aerial survey contractor, Tetra Tech From Two SBU Teams Awarded Ocean Research Grants to Study Waters off NY on Stony Brook News, February 6, 2019. Nearly $570,000 in ocean research...
Tracking Horseshoe Crabs by Acoustic Telemetry

Tracking Horseshoe Crabs by Acoustic Telemetry

From Tracking Horseshoe Crabs by Acoustic Telemetry on the Stony Brook Newsroom on January 9, 2019. Horseshoe crabs have been on earth since before dinosaurs, and they are an important part of the life ecosystem, as multiple marine animals, such as migratory...
Vax to Flax 2017

Vax to Flax 2017

Many thanks to those who participated and assisted with the 2017 Flax to Vax Race + BBQ on Saturday. Heather Lynch and Kurt Bretsch won for the faculty and Mark Nepf and Ashley Cohen won for the students. Overall the top five faculty times beat the top ten student...
North Atlantic Tuna Less Toxic, SoMAS Study Finds

North Atlantic Tuna Less Toxic, SoMAS Study Finds

From “North Atlantic Tuna Less Toxic, Study Finds” on SBU Happenings, 2016-12-07 In a piece of welcome news for seafood lovers, a Stony Brook-led research team has found declining levels of mercury in bluefin tuna caught in the North Atlantic over the past...
Brian Gallagher (BS, 2013)

Brian Gallagher (BS, 2013)

Throughout my (still ongoing) education and career in aquatic ecology, I have developed a strong interest in how human impacts such as climate change, harvest, and contaminants influence the ecology and evolution of fishes. My four years as a Marine Vertebrate Biology...
International Potluck Dinner 2010

International Potluck Dinner 2010

Prospective graduate students from across the North America visited Stony Brook University the weekend of March 26 – 28 for a recruitment weekend filled with activities designed to showcase all SoMAS has to offer. Students had the opportunity to tour SoMAS...

Brown Tide Threatens South Shore Says Marine Science Researcher

STONY BROOK, N.Y., June 29, 2000—Brown Tide, the common phrase for a —nuisance algal bloom, is menacing South Shore beaches on Long Island, creating the worst problem of its kind in years, according to leading researchers at the University at Stony Brook. This is the...
Cruising Thru a Marine Science Cruise

Cruising Thru a Marine Science Cruise

From Cruising Thru a Marine Science Cruise by Joe Caponi on the SB Press V. 09 N. 04, October 27, 1987 The bottom of Stony Brook’s Marine Science research vessel, the Onrust, does not extend very deeply into the water. It was designed so the ship could operate...
R/V Onrust Fishing for Facts in NY’s Harbor

R/V Onrust Fishing for Facts in NY’s Harbor

From Fishing for Facts in NY’s Harbor by Peter Marks in Newsday on Friday July 5, 1985 They hauled enough fish aboard to make a cauldron of seafood gumbo. Not only fish, but an astonishing array of sea life – everything from starfish and small sharks to...

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