Caribbean Sharks in Need of Large Marine Protected Areas

Caribbean Sharks in Need of Large Marine Protected Areas

Marine experts including a SoMAS scientist appeal to policy makers in a letter in Science Governments must provide larger spatial protections in the Greater Caribbean for threatened, highly migratory species such as sharks, is the call from a diverse group of marine...
Tropical Marine Ecology Students Winter in Jamaica

Tropical Marine Ecology Students Winter in Jamaica

Drs. Brad Peterson and Joe Warren are currently leading a group of students looking to leave the cold and rain of New York during the Winter Intersession in the tropical environment of Discovery Bay, Jamaica for MAR 388 / 537 – Tropical Marine Ecology. This 4...
SoMAS Student Wins National Scholarship

SoMAS Student Wins National Scholarship

From Future SBU Marine Science Student Wins National Scholarship on Stony Brook University News, January 13, 2020 Stony Brook freshman Clare Dana has been named the winner of a National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) scholarship. Since 2003 the NOSB, a program of...
High-Tech Instruments at SoMAS Empower the Search for Microplastics

High-Tech Instruments at SoMAS Empower the Search for Microplastics

From High-Tech Instruments Empower the Search for Microplastics by Glenn Jochum on Stony Brook News, November 1, 2019 It’s an invisible problem on a global scale. Drinking straws, shopping bags and other plastic litter contaminating our beaches and oceans are easy to...
2019 Evan Liblit Memorial Scholarship Winners Announced

2019 Evan Liblit Memorial Scholarship Winners Announced

The winners of the 2019 Evan R. Liblit Memorial Scholarships have been announced! The Evan R. Liblit Graduate Scholarship is a supplement to any form of financial aid, and is given to a promising graduate student demonstrating excellence in academic achievement and...
For SoMAS’s Oliver Shipley, Every Week is Shark Week

For SoMAS’s Oliver Shipley, Every Week is Shark Week

Photo above: Shipley prepares to submerge. From For SoMAS’s Oliver Shipley, Every Week is Shark Week on Stony Brook News on July 31, 2019 by Glenn Jochum Oliver Shipley might have one of the best assignments in the world— he gets to scrutinize what is arguably Earth’s...
SoMAS Student Spending Summer with the Sharks

SoMAS Student Spending Summer with the Sharks

Picture above:  SoMAS PhD student Lisa Crawford, fishing for sharks!  Photo by Charles Witek. We caught up with Stony Brook University Graduate Student Lisa Crawford during a busy summer field season, and she shared some of her summer adventures with us. Who are you? ...
SoMAS Graduate Student Explores the South Pacific

SoMAS Graduate Student Explores the South Pacific

Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences graduate student Lisa Herbert is spending her summer on International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 383 in the South Pacific Ocean. She was featured in a spotlight on the JOIDES Resolution website!...
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...
SoMAS Students Receive End of Year Honors

SoMAS Students Receive End of Year Honors

The end of every school year is an opportunity to highlight the work, honors, and accomplishments of our students, and this year we are celebrating their success again! The SoMAS Undergraduate Environmental Essay Award recognizes and rewards Sustainability Studies and...
Highlights From Our Recent Graduates

Highlights From Our Recent Graduates

This Friday, the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences will celebrate our graduating students at Convocation, where 101 undergraduate and 36 graduate students will have their degrees conferred.  Profiles for a few of our graduating students are highlighted below....
Summer Oceanography Course 2017

Summer Oceanography Course 2017

For two weeks during the summer session, Dr. Kurt Bretsch teaches our Summer MAR 104 – Oceanography course at the Marine Sciences Center located at the Stony Brook University Southampton Campus.  This undergraduate course provides an examination of the World...

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