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R/V Seawolf Cruises With University of West Indies Students

For several years now, SUNY has had a partnership with the University of the West Indies (UWI) to further collaborative research and instruction by teams of faculty members from both institutions.  As part of that collaboration Dr. Brad Peterson (SUNY) and Dayne Buddo...

Sharknado Touches Down on Long Island!

This weekend marks the release of another #Sharknado film, and The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University remains at the forefront of the Sharknado phenomenon with a Minor in Sharknado Studies and faculty conducting research that addresses...

The Sustainability Studies Program joins SoMAS!

  The Sustainability Studies Program (SUS) has now merged with the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. Sustainability Studies was a standalone academic unit within the university that was initially developed at the Southampton campus. Over the years, SUS...

From Shinnecock Bay to the UN, Ellen Pikitch is saving the sea.

From "Ocean Hero" on the Stony Brook Magazine BY ELIZABETH ROYTE — PHOTOGRAPHY BY PETE THOMPSON On a mild winter morning, Ellen Pikitch opens the sliding glass doors of her East Quogue home, strolls across her back lawn and gazes over her proximate study area, Long...

SoMAS Convocation 2016

Congratulations to our graduates!  The annual SoMAS Convocation occurred on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the SAC auditorium. Students gathered with their friends and family and SoMAS faculty and staff to celebrate the completion of their journey at Stony Brook University....

Vax to Flax 2016

The 2016 Vax to Flax Run was held on Saturday April 30th on a beautiful sunny day. The race course followed the Vax-to-Vax format (seen on the right) where the race starts at SoMAS and travels clockwise around Circle Drive to return back to SoMAS. Seven faculty and post docs raced against eleven students. As has been the recent tradition, the faculty times overall beat the student times.

SoMAS Professor Christopher Gobler wins national honor

From Stony Brook researcher Christopher Gobler wins national honor (Newsday, April 26, 2016) by Rachel Uda The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is honoring Stony Brook University Professor Christopher Gobler for his research on Long Island’s water quality...

Ellen Pikitch Leads Groundbreaking Work in Ocean Conservation

From SoMAS’ Ellen Pikitch Leads Groundbreaking Work in Ocean Conservation on SBU Happenings On March 22, Stony Brook University Professor Ellen Pikitch spoke at a UN briefing about the “Conference on Marine Protected Areas: An Urgent Imperative” that took place in...

Midwood High School Wins First Bay Scallop Bowl

From Bay Scallop Organizer John Mak: The 2016 Bay Scallop Bowl had quite the interesting final rounds of the competition. Midwood High School finished at the top of their bracket (the loss bracket), setting up a match against the undefeated Mt Sinai team. Midwood...

2015 Class of AAAS Fellows Includes Two SoMAS Professors

From Four Stony Brook University Professors Elected AAAS 2015 Fellows by Greg Filiano at the Stony Brook Newsroom Michael Bell, David Conover, Michael Frohman, and Ellen Pikitch among those internationally recognized for their work advancing science Stony Brook, N.Y.,...

SoMAS Student selected as Turner Fellow

M.S. and Ph.D. candidate Sara Cernadas-Martin, a student in the lab of Dr. Ellen Pikitch, has been selected to receive a Dr. W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship! This award recognizes the academic and research achievements of underrepresented PhD students not previously...

Inaugural Class of ASLO Fellows includes Two SoMAS Professors

From ASLO Fellows Program, November 2015 Congratulations to the inaugural class of ASLO Fellows! The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Fellows program was initiated in 2015 to honor ASLO members who have advanced the aquatic sciences via their...

News from the NAno-Raman Molecular Imaging Laboratory (NARMIL)

In 2014, the NAno-Raman Molecular Imaging Laboratory (NARMIL) was established by an NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant. SoMAS Professor Gordon Taylor, a marine molecular microbiologist, is the Director and Associate Professor Daniel Knopf, an atmospheric...

Study Shows Hypoxia and Dispersed Oil May Increase Fish Mortality

From "Study Shows Hypoxia and Dispersed Oil May Increase Fish Mortality" from Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Scientists conducted experiments to determine the effects of hypoxia (reduced oxygen conditions), a seasonal occurrence in the northern Gulf of...

Emily Markowitz completes Undergraduate Mote Internship

This summer, Emily Markowitz (Fall '15) received the Stony Brook University Mote Marine Lab Scholarship, funded by local Stony Brook donors to provide Stony Brook students with hands-on experience at one of the country’s premiere marine research laboratories. She...

Marine Science Club Connects SoMAS Student to Sea Journey

From Sarah McTague ’18 Joined a Club, Made a Journey by Glenn Jochum on SBU Happenings Joining one of the more than 400 student clubs or organizations at Stony Brook can lead to unexpected journeys. For Sarah McTague ’18, membership in the marine science club sent her...

Demian Chapman Leads Global Shark Data Initiative

From Stony Brook University’s Demian Chapman Leads Global Shark Data Initiative, via Stony Brook Matters FinPrint is the first-ever global survey to inform shark and ray conservation About one quarter of the world’s sharks, rays and skates are threatened with...

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