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SoMAS Makes a Splash with Best College for Marine Biology Ranking

From Stony Brook Makes a Splash with Best College for Marine Biology Ranking on Stony Brook News by Amelia Camurati on November 20, 2018 College Magazine has ranked Stony Brook University fourth on its list of “The 10 Best Colleges for Marine Biology,” the only...

SoMAS Faculty and Staff Honored at Annual Awards Dinner

Photo above (from left): Honorees Dr. Hyemi Kim and Dr. Lesley Thorne with Chancellor's Award Recipient Dr. Sharon Pochron. Last July, it was announced that fourteen faculty and staff at Stony Brook University received the 2017-2018 State University of New York...

Old Inlet Breach Flyover 2018-10-19

Dr. Charles Flagg took another flight over the Breach at Old Inlet on Fire Island on October 19, 2018.  The flyover mosaic is available below. Mark Lang has assembled all the geo-referenced photo mosaics into a kml file that can be viewed using Google Earth.  By...

New York State Ocean Acidification Task Force to Meet on November 1st

Please join us for the first meeting of the New York State Ocean Acidification Task Force November 1, 2018 6:30pm – 8:30pm 120 Endeavour Hall South Campus, Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY 11794 The Ocean Acidification Task Force works to assess the impacts of...

Sea Gates Save Lives And Protect Property From Devastation

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT BY THE NEW YORK-NEW JERSEY STORM SURGE WORKING GROUP School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University Hurricane Florence is another wake up call for the New York-New Jersey-Long Island region. Six years...

Stony Brook University Achieves Highest-Ever US News Ranking

From Stony Brook Achieves Highest-Ever US News Ranking on Stony Brook News on September 10, 2018 Stony Brook University has been ranked No. 80 among U.S. colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report, the highest ranking in the university’s history and up 17...

Summer Presentations by SoMAS Students

SoMAS students and faculty have spent some of their summer preparing for conferences, giving talks and training future scholars.  Here are a few updates: Nicholas Leonardo, Ph.D. candidate in Prof. Brian Colle's group, was awarded Best Student Oral...

Mobile Farm Stand Rolls into Stony Brook

Above: Heartbeet Farm co-founders Jennifer Ross, left, and Ann Pellegrino From Mobile Farm Stand Rolls into Stony Brook on SBU Happenings on June 22, 2018 The Faculty Student Association (FSA) is bringing fresh, local, organically grown produce through the mobile farm...

SoMAS Study Shows Threatened Sharks Still Common in Fin Trade

Photo above: These are randomly selected shark fin scraps derived from fin processing being prepared for DNA testing in the laboratory. This step is essential in order to determine if the fin parts are CITES listed endangered species. Credit Diego Cardeñosa From Study...

Scientists Explore New Experimental Model Systems to Advance Biology

Photo above: Marine protists known as thraustochytrids produce carotenoids, which are responsible for giving them a yellow to orange color. Carotenoids are essential nutrients for animals, and of biotechnological interest for several applications. EMS scientists are...

eDNA Analysis: A key to Uncovering Rare Marine Species

A pod of killer whales, an endangered species, swims near Seattle. By using eDNA from seawater samples, marine biologists can often detect rare species like the killer whale without seeing them. (Credit: C. Emmons, NOAA Fisheries) From eDNA Analysis: A key to...

SoMAS Faculty Secure $1.1 Million for NY Sea Grant Research Projects

Photo Above: According to Gobler, 2017 was one of the worst years for brown tide and red tides that cause paralytical shellfish poisoning. It covered the entire south shore of Long Island by early June and persisted through late July in Great South Bay, pictured here....

SoMAS 2016-2017 Biennial Report

Every two years, the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences produces a report to summarize the activities of the school.  The 2016-2017 report celebrates our 50th Anniversary and includes additional content that showcases our celebratory events and memories. View...

SoMAS Helps Earthstock 2018 Combine Traditions and Innovations

Photo above: Mark Lang cavorts with the dancing sand shrimp. From Earthstock 2018 to Combine Traditions and Innovations by Glenn Jochum on SBU Happenings, April 11, 2018 Earthstock, Stony Brook’s annual celebration of Earth Day, kicks off Monday, April 16,  featuring...

Osprey Return to Southampton Campus

The weather forecast may say winter, but nature says it is spring! Our male osprey has returned to his nest located at the Marine Sciences Center at Stony Brook Southampton.  Arriving from his winter home in South America, he will do some spring cleaning of the nest,...

SoMAS Professor Analyzes Storm Damage on North Shore

Photo above by R. Lawrence Swanson: An eroding bluff at Long Beach has been stabilized by constructing a stone seawall at the bluff’s base. The bluff has been terraced to capture material that rolls down from the top and can be planted with vegetation that will help...

SoMAS Faculty Testify Against Off Shore Drilling

Photo above:  Interim Dean Larry Swanson speaks about how oil from drilling offshore Long Island would reach our shores based on his research on prevailing winds and the movement of plastics debris in the Atlantic. Photo by Assemblyman Steve Englebright. Content...

Dr. Paul Shepson Named SoMAS Dean

Stony Brook University Provost Michael A. Bernstein, in a memo distributed to the SoMAS community, is happy to announce that "our national search for a new Dean of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences has ended in resounding success." Dr. Paul B....

SoMAS Faculty Stemming The (Rising) Tide of Climate Change

From Stemming The (Rising) Tide of Climate Change on the Stony Brook Magazine, Winter 2018 by Victoria Cebalo with Illustrations by Anthony Freda Research yields new strategies for protecting the biosphere. There’s no denying that as the Earth is getting warmer, our...

Turning the Tide for Long Island’s Coastal Ecosystems

From TURNING THE TIDE FOR LONG ISLAND’S COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS on The Campaign for Stony Brook, posted on February 8, 2018 in ENDOWED FACULTY, MAJOR GIFTS, RESEARCH & INNOVATION   New Endowed Chair in Coastal Ecology and Conservation helps advance impactful research at...

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