MSRC – Profiles of a Changing Coastline (1982)
Video from the Marine Sciences Research Center-now the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University. Featuring professor Henry Bokuniewicz, graduate student Mindy Zimmerman and then-graduate student and current member of New York Sea Grant Jay Tanski.
The video focuses on a beach survey project in East Hampton, which utilized high school students in East Hampton to help with the research. Beach surveys are conducted every six weeks and this particular survey, as of 2013, has been conducted for 35 years, making it one of the longest continuously active monitoring programs in the United States.
MSRC – Harbor Modeling and Monitoring Program
The Many Missions of MSRC
A John Stevens produced documentary about the Marine Science Research Center at Stony Brook University
Marine Radioecology Laboratory at MSRC (1997)
Ian Stupakoff leads a summary of Nick Fisher’s lab at the Marine Science Research Center at Stony Brook University.
Coal Waste Artificial Reef Program (CWARP)
Scientists from the Marine Sciences Research Center at the State University of New York, now the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University, conducted research on the use of the waste ash from coal used in the creation of blocks used in an artificial reef. The program was conducted from 1975 through about 1985.
This project was funded by the Electric Power Research Institute
Alive in an Urban Harbor
John Steven’s documentary “Alive in an Urban Harbor” featuring Larry Swanson, Jerry Schubel and many credits to MSRC faculty and staff, produced by John Steven’s Bullfrog Communications.
How Sound Is Long Island Sound
Produced by John J. Stevens, this documentary was released with the reports from the Long Island Sound Study.
Science of Long Island Sound
In 1992, the Marine Science Research Center at Stony Brook University commissioned John J. Stevens to create a series of videos on the Science of Long Island Sound.
MSRC The Science of Long Island Sound – Geology (1 of 4)
Program #1 shows the geography of Long Island Sound (as well as Long Island) and its surrounding coast line/ shore line. The scientists at the Research Center have investigated the contour and composition of the bottom of Long Island Sound. Geologists explain starting with the Continental Drift 200 million years ago, how Long Island Sound was originally formed 50 million years ago, and how it has been changed to the present form.
MSRC The Science of Long Island Sound – Biology (2 of 4)
Program #2 Shows how the changing seasons of the year affect the marine life in Long Island Sound, starting from microscopic plants and animals to various resident and migratory fish, shellfish (and birds).
MSRC The Science of Long Island Sound – Physical Oceanography (3 of 4)
Program #3 Shows that the water in Long Island Sound circulates mainly through tidal currents and non-tidal currents, the latter being subdivided into wind-driven current, density-driven current and tidal residual current.
MSRC The Science of Long Island Sound – Chemistry (4 of 4)
Program #4 Shows that the investigations, e.g., Long Island Sound Study, have been made to control the chemical composition of Long Island Sound, in order to make marine animals healthier by minimizing the polutants: (1) excessive nutrients (to cause hypoxia in the bottom layer), (2) heavy metals, & (3) organic contaminants.
SoMAS Seminar Videos
SoMAS offers three regularly-scheduled seminar series. A selection of recordings of these lectures is available below.
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