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Giving Day 2020: Stony Brook Strong by the Thousands

Photo above: the Summer Oceanography class from 2018 From Giving Day 2020: Stony Brook Strong by the Thousands on Stony Brook University News, October 16, 2020. Stony Brook community surpasses Giving Day goal, donating more than $300,000 to 90-plus initiatives across...

SoMAS Takes Flight to Measure Air Quality in the Arctic and NYC

Photo above: The ALAR aircraft, operated by Paul Shepson, is one plane that will be flown in Alaska during CHACHA research. Photo credit: The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research From SoMAS Takes Flight to Measure Air Quality in the Arctic and NYC on Stony...

Beyond the Expected: An Interview with Stony Brook’s Naturalist

From Beyond the Expected: An Interview with Stony Brook’s Naturalist on Stony Brook University News, September 11, 2020 Christopher Paparo has been exploring the wilds of Long Island’s marine estuaries for over 30 years, and in this episode of “Beyond the Expected,”...

SoMAS Expertise On Display During Shark Week

Lisa Crawford and members of the Frisk Lab join Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino at Tobay Beach. Photos by Meredith Whitten. The Lab of Dr. Michael Frisk attended a press conference in front of media on Wednesday August 12 in light of recent shark sightings...

SoMAS Sustainability Film Wins Telly Awards

From Sustainability Film Wins Telly Awards by Glenn Jochum on Stony Brook University News, July 16, 2020. David Taylor, an assistant professor in the Sustainability Studies Program, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, has produced an award-winning documentary...

SoMAS Study Projects More Intense Rain During Future Hurricanes

Photo Above: A visible image of Tropical Storm Cristobal on June 5 over the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding areas. New research suggests future storms that make landfall over eastern U.S. coasts may carry more intense rain totals per hour (credit: NASA Worldview) From...

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...

Stony Brook Experts Featured on Kids’ Game Show

From Stony Brook Experts Featured on Kids’ Game Show on Stony Brook University News, June 3, 2020. Several of Stony Brook’s “know-it-alls” are being tested on their expertise — by kids. The Disney+ channel recently launched a streaming educational kids’ show, The Big...

Updates from the Flax Pond Marine Laboratory

Stephen Abrams. Curator at our Flax Pond Marine Laboratory has released the May 2020 Newsletter with updates on the facility. With the summer fast approaching, the interior phase of the Flax Pond Laboratory renovation is reaching its conclusion.  The interior drain...

SoMAS Researchers: Dissolved Oxygen and pH Policy Leave Fisheries at Risk

Photo above: Stony Brook’s Christopher Gobler is one of Long Island’s leading experts on water conservation. From Researchers: Dissolved Oxygen and pH Policy Leave Fisheries at Risk on Stony Brook University News, April 23, 2020 Stony Brook University’s Christopher J....

2020 Earthstock Festival: A Virtual Celebration of the Earth

From 2020 Earthstock Festival: A Virtual Celebration of the Earth by Glenn Jochum on Stony Brook University News, April 22, 2020. Stony Brook University’s Earthstock celebration, a much anticipated campus tradition since 2002, is taking place in a much different...

Winter Faculty Research News

Photo above: Dr. Flagg's latest flight over the breach at Old Inlet Here are the latest updates about our faculty and their research. Dr. Hyemi Kim's recent publication "Insignificant QBO‐MJO prediction skill relationship in the SubX and S2S subseasonal reforecasts"...

Mount Sinai High School Claims First Place in Bay Scallop Bowl

Photo Above: The team from Mount Sinai High School (back row) Coach Andrew Matthews, Katherine Fedotov, Aaron Angress, Arielle Mule, Matthew Miller, Assistant Coach Glynis Nau-ritter, (front row) Jake DeBlasio (B team) and Jonathon Jacobson. Congratulations to Mount...

Souper Bowl VI Defeats the Chilly February Weather

The cold rainy weather Thursday February 6th was no match for Souper Bowl VI. Thanks to the cooks who provided a hearty repast to beat back winter: Betsy Barrows - Escarole and White Bean Soup Jackie Collier - Vegan No-chill Chili Christina Heilbrun - Tomato...

Celebrating the Top Stories of the Decade

As 2019 draws to a close, so does another decade of Making Scientific Research Count.  The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences accomplished much in the years between 2010 and 2019, recording $82 million in research expenditures, and over 1,300 degree...

Substantial Natural History Collection Gifted to SoMAS

Photo above: the Research Vessel Seawolf conducting a cruise on the Hudson River. From Extraordinary Collection of Marine Specimens and Data Donated to University on SBU News, December 6, 2019 Gift provides a windfall of unpublished biological and water quality data...

New York State Ocean Acidification Task Force to Meet on December 3

The third public meeting of the NYS Ocean Acidification Task Force will take place on Tuesday, December 3, 6:30-8:30 pm in 201 Wang Center.  All are invited to attend. Dr. Brad Peterson from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University will...

NY Sea Grant Contributes to Marine Aquaculture Research Projects

Photo above: SBU’s Bassem Allam is the lead PI on a study of hard clams (photo by Bassem Allam); Inset photo: A worker at Norm Bloom & Son Oysters offloads shellfish harvested from the company’s beds in Norwalk, CT (photo by Judy Benson, Connecticut Sea Grant)....

Cell Chemistry Illuminated by Laser Light

Image above: Raman microspectroscopy helps researchers observe cell chemistry by focusing a laser beam on a spot within a cell and then capturing light emitted after interactions with cellular molecules, which produces a molecular fingerprint (Raman spectrum). From...

New Study Reveals Important yet Unprotected Global Ocean Areas

From New Study Reveals Important yet Unprotected Global Ocean Areas on Stony Brook News, October 25, 2019. The published findings may guide policymakers to increase MPAs STONY BROOK, NY, October 25, 2019 — The largest synthesis of important marine areas conducted to...

Koppelman Documentary Premiere

Photo above:  Documentary film creators Anna Smith and Megan Gallagher with Dr. Lee Koppelman SoMAS undergraduate students Megan Gallagher, an Environmental Humanities Major with a Biology Minor, and Anna Smith, an Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Major with...

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