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SoMAS Faculty Receive SBU-BNL SEED Grant for Collaborative Research

The SBU-BNL Seed Grant program serves to foster collaborative efforts between scientists at the University and BNL. It is a key opportunity for developing synergistic activities that can grow joint research programs aligned with the strategic plans of both...

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...

Old Inlet Breach Flyover 2018-07-13

Dr. Charles Flagg took another flight over the Breach at Old Inlet on Fire Island on July 13th, 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...

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 Photo Competition 2018

The SoMAS photo competition is an annual event where students (graduate and undergraduate), faculty and staff share their pictures with the SoMAS community and the general public. The Photo Competition will be divided into three categories with a single...

Old Inlet Breach Flyover 2018-05-25

Dr. Charles Flagg took another flight over the Breach at Old Inlet on Fire Island on May 25, 2018.  The flyover mosaic is available below.  A report on the status of the breach from Dr. Flagg is pending. Mark Lang has assembled all the geo-referenced photo mosaics...

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....

Old Inlet Breach Flyovers 03-26 and 04-25 2018

Above:  Old Inlet Breach on March 26, 2018 Dr. Charles Flagg took flights over the Breach at Old Inlet on Fire Island on March 26 and April 25, 2018.  The flyover mosaics are available below. Dr. Flagg noted that the April 25th flight was "near high tide and the sun...

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