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Team of Researchers Find Evidence of Fire in Antarctic Ice
Concentrations of CO isotopes reveal surprising pattern of biomass burning in the Southern Hemisphere over the past 650 years.

First Multi-year Nearshore Survey of Antarctic Krill Reveals High Density, Stable Population in Shallow, Coastal Waters
Small boat acoustic sampling augments larger vessel surveys and could impact krill fishery management.

Book Provides First Comprehensive Synthesis of Trophic Cascades
Scientific evidence presented indicates top-down regulation by predators operates in most ecosystems.

Stony Brook University to Offer New Master of Arts Program in Marine Conservation and Policy Beginning in Fall 2010
Interdisciplinary program will prepare students for careers protecting the ocean and its inhabitants.

Proposed Wind Power Grid To Make Offshore Wind Power More Reliable
The energy needs of the entire human population could potentially be met by converting wind energy to electricity by means of wind turbines.

The Institute For Ocean Conservation Science Applauds IUCN’S Reclassification Of Beluga Sturgeon As “Critically Endangered”
The world’s largest global environmental network announces that more sturgeon species are critically endangered than any other comprehensively assessed group of species.

New Research Shows Fishery Management Practices for Beluga Sturgeon Must Change
A first-of-its-kind study of a Caspian Sea beluga sturgeon (Huso huso) fishery demonstrates current harvest rates are four to five times higher than those that would sustain population abundance.

Study of Shark Virgin Birth Shows Offspring Can Survive Long Term
Shark pups born to virgin mothers can survive over the long-term, according to new research published Jan. 25, 2010 in the Journal of Heredity. The study shows for the first time that some virgin births can result in viable offspring.

Scientists Trace Shark Fins Back to their Geographic Origin for the First Time using DNA Detective Work
These breakthrough findings provide strong evidence for enacting international trade protection for hammerhead sharks at the March 2010 CITES meeting in Qatar

Ocean Acidification May Contribute To Global Shellfish Decline
Stony Brook University researchers find elevated carbon dioxide concentrations impede growth and survival of bivalve larvae

Rip Currents Pose Greater Risk To Swimmers Than To Shoreline
Long term monitoring by Stony Brook University researchers finds rip currents are frequent but short-lived at East Hampton Village Beach

International Fisheries Task Force to Meet in Portland, ME, to Develop Smart Management Plans for Forage Fish, a Growing Target of Commercial Fishing Operations
“Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force” working to ensure that forage fish populations continue to flourish; excessive removal can imperil marine food web

Stony Brook University Announces Formal Partnerships With Atlantis Marine World And The Riverhead Foundation
SBU’s SoMAS joins ranks of major universities collaborating with regional aquariums and preservation foundations to advance marine research and education

Scientists Shed New Light On Behavior Of Shark “Tweens” And “Teenagers”
Study May Prove Useful in Conservation Efforts for Over-Fished Sharks

Researchers At Stony Brook University Show Warmer Environment Means Shorter Lives For Cold-Blooded Animals
Temperature explains much of the geographic variation in lifespan within species

Little-Known Marine Decomposers Attract The Attention Of Genome Sequencers
The Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute (JGI) announced today that they will sequence the genomes of four species of labyrinthulomycetes

Connecting Delta Cities: International Workshop Focuses on Strategies for Adapting and Mitigating Impacts of Climate Change on Coastal Cities at Stony Brook Manhattan
Policy makers and environmental, planning, and engineering experts from around the world convene to compare and assess the mitigation and adaptation policies of three major world coastal cities, each with a Dutch heritage: Rotterdam, Jakarta, and New York City

Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force Launched
Expert team of international scientists is devising solutions for sustainably managing these small prey fish; overexploitation and inadequate management is threatening the marine food web

Jack Macrae and Paula Cooper Donate Forge River Property in Support of SoMAS
The gift will be used to further understanding of the Forge River and other systems like it in the region and around the world

“Undesirable” Evolution Can be Reversed in Fish, Stony Brook University Scientists Show
In an intriguing 21st century example of Darwinism, researchers demonstrate that fish will again grow to larger sizes and produce more young when size-selective fishing is eased

Study: Foraging Behavior Of Key Antarctic Predators Unchanged After Storms That Alter Prey Distribution
Eating Habits Hard to Break for Penguins and Fur Seals

Scientists Confirm Second-Ever Case Of Virgin Birth By Shark
“Tidbit,” the blacktip shark, lived for eight years in a Virginia Aquarium tank where there had been no male blacktips

A third of the world’s marine fish catches are used for animal feed, squandering a precious food resource for humans, research finds
Comprehensive study in upcoming Annual Review of Environment and Resources urges that alternative foods for farmed animals be found.

The New York Marine Sciences Consortium Founded At Event Hosted By Stony Brook University
New York colleges, universities, and degree-granting institutions with interests in marine and coastal science research and education created a new platform for collaboration and advocacy

New Institute For Ocean Conservation Science At SBU To Tackle Pressing Threats To Marine Ecosystem
Institute to investigate and pursue solutions to some of the most complex issues facing waters in New York State, the nation, and the world

Timing is everything: How vulnerable to flooding is New York City?
SBU researchers show how advances in high-resolution modeling will help improve storm surge forecasts.

2011-2012 Press

2012 Fourteen Stony Brook University Students Receive SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Student Excellence Apr 18, 2012 – SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher honored 14 Stony Brook University students with the 2012 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence at an awards...

Stony Brook Faculty Named “People of the Year”

Careers Committed to Excellence in Fields of Medicine and Science are Recognized STONY BROOK, N.Y., December 30, 2011 – The Village Times Herald has named four Stony Brook University faculty members as People of the Year for 2011. These include Margaret M. McGovern,...

Three SBU Faculty Members Nominated for the 2012 Indianapolis Prize

Patricia Wright, Carl Safina and Russell Mittermeier vie for prestigious award STONY BROOK, NY, December 5, 2011 – Poachers, disease, civil wars, heat, cold, rain, drought, pollution, ignorance, indifference.  Those are just some of the challenges faced by the 29...

Minghua Zhang Named Dean of Stony Brook University SoMAS

STONY BROOK, NY, October 11, 2011 – Stony Brook University has named Dr. Minghua Zhang to the position of Dean of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), announced Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President of Stony Brook University and Dennis N. Assanis,...

Press Releases

Archive of Featured Press Releases Team of Researchers Find Evidence of Fire in Antarctic Ice Concentrations of CO isotopes reveal surprising pattern of biomass burning in the Southern Hemisphere over the past 650 years. First Multi-year Nearshore Survey of Antarctic...

Team of Researchers Find Evidence of Fire in Antarctic Ice

Above: General view of the drill site D47, Antarctica, where the LGGE (Laboratoire du Glaciologie et Geophysique de l'Environnement) team drilled one of two cores used in this study. The thermal drilling method allowed for the collection of a 12cm diameter core, from...

Stony Brook University Announces New Funding To Study Mercury In Seafood

After personal experience with mercury poisoning, Richard Gelfond (’76) establishes new fund. STONY BROOK, NY, May 7, 2010 – Stony Brook University has received a $1 million gift to improve understanding of environmental cycling and public health effects of mercury....

Sustainable Energy – A Team Effort

From Campus Talk at SUNY Stony Brook Sustainable Energy: A Team Effort by Mike D'Alto With environmental concerns, such as global wanning, oil drilling, air/water/land pollution and deforestation plaguing our world today, the time is now to help repair the damage...

2010 Press

Stony Brook University Establishes Advisory Committee to Develop Business Plan for Usage of Southampton Facilities Jul 23, 2010 - Stony Brook University has established an Advisory Committee to help guide best practice academic and functional utilization opportunities...

Marine Science Lecture Looks at the Secret Lives of Worms

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y., November 19, 2009 –The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) and Stony Brook Southampton will present a lecture titled “The Secret Lives of Worms: Nutrient Cycling in the Seabed” as part of its monthly series, with Dr. Robert C. Aller,...

Ocean Acidification May Contribute To Global Shellfish Decline

Stony Brook University researchers find elevated carbon dioxide concentrations impede growth and survival of bivalve larvae STONY BROOK, N.Y., October 26, 2009 -- Relatively minor increases in ocean acidity brought about by high levels of carbon dioxide have...

Marine Science Lecture Looks at Toxic Metals in Marine Organisms

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y., October 26, 2009 –The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) and Stony Brook Southampton will present a lecture on the accumulation of metals and its diverse effects in our ocean. "Bioaccumulation of Toxic Metals in Marine Organisms and...

Rip Currents Pose Greater Risk To Swimmers Than To Shoreline 

Long term monitoring by Stony Brook University researchers finds rip currents are frequent but short-lived at East Hampton Village Beach STONY BROOK, N.Y., October 14, 2009 - Rip currents—powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from the shore—represent a...

Marine Science Lecture Looks at Environmental Policy

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y., August 21, 2009 – The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) and Stony Brook Southampton will present an interesting environmental talk as part of its popular Public Lecture Series. These events regularly attract up to 120 audience...

Marine Science Symposium Dissects Bivalves

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y., May 22, 2009 – The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) and Stony Brook Southampton will present interesting local environmental findings in its “Critical Issues Facing the World's Oceans” lecture series. The popular series regularly...

Marine Science Lecture Probes Local Waterways

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y., April 17, 2009 – The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and Stony Brook Southampton will present interesting local environmental findings in its “Critical Issues Facing the World's Oceans” lecture series. The popular series regularly attracts...

Marine Science Lecture Series Continues at Stony Brook Southampton

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y., March 19, 2009 – The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and Stony Brook Southampton will present an interesting talk on Antarctic ecosystem in its “Critical Issues Facing the World's Oceans” lecture series. The popular series regularly...

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