Saturday, November 3, 2007

Stony Brook Water Lecture

SoMAS Presents: Critical Issues Facing Long Island’s Marine Waters
11/9/2007 Start Time: 7:30 PM

"An Assessment of Pollution Problems in a South Shore Estuary: The Forge River"--Bruce Brownawell and Christopher Gobler, Associate Professors

Expanding populations of Suffolk County’s shorelines have led to a host of environmental problems in recent years. Located in Mastic, NY, the Forge River exemplifies this situation as the tributary which has recently experienced low oxygen levels, water discoloration, foul odors, and die-offs of marine life. In 2006, Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences began working with local government agencies and citizens groups to document the extent of the environmental problems and to assist in devising solutions to improve the quality of the Forge River. This presentation will represent a status of these efforts.

The lecture will be followed by a reception.

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