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Long Island Marine Sciences

American Littoral Society - Northeast Chapter
Littoral means relating to, or existing on a shore; a shore or coastal region. Find information about this society's activities here.
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Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island - CRESLI
CRESLI was formed for the purposes of conducting research, providing educational experiences and promoting conservation of coastal ecosystems. Research and education are inextricably linked in all CRESLI activities which are documented here. Sponsored by Dowling College.
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Historical Aerial Photos of Long Island
This government sponsored web site contains images that document coastal erosion on Long island.
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Long Island Costal Alliance (LICA)
LICA is a not-for-profit corporation formed to give coastal communities, property owner associations, condominiums and co-ops, individual property owners, and coast-related and maritime business people a voice in the coastal policy-making process.
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Long Island Horseshoe Crab Network
Based at Dowling College, this network inventories the horseshoe crab population on Long Island.
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Long Island Seaport and Eco Center (LISEC)
LISEC is a community based organization dedicated to promoting an appreciation of our maritime heritage and to fostering an awareness and understanding of our marine environment.
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Long Island Shore
Here you will find sea, inlet and bay conditions for Long Island. This site is sponsored by SUNY Stony Brook.
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Long Island Sound Resource Center - Underwater Tour
Take a tour through the broad types of habitats of Long Island Sound and see the diversity of animals that live in them.
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Long Island Sound Study
Learn about what Long Island Sound is and where to find information about the vast array of environmental issues that impact it. Sponsored by the EPA.
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Long Island South Shore Hurricane Storm Surge Maps
Part of a web site devoted to the 1938 Hurricane that battered Long Island.
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Long Island Traditions - South Shore Estuary
Long Island Traditions has been documenting the South Shore’s maritime traditions and architecture through architectural surveys, oral histories, ethnographic photography and historic research tools. A wonderful compliment to the marine sciences, this site looks at the human and cultural aspects of the Great South Bay.
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Loving Long Island - Great South Bay
A good overview of the activities, history and marine sciences of the Great South Bay.
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Nature Conservancy - Great South Bay
he Nature Conservancy acquired 11,500 acres along the bottom of the Great South Bay, off Long Island, New York. On this site you will find a report about buying or leasing land underwater as a conservation strategy exploring how to protect critical marine ecosystems while respecting local economies built on aquaculture. Also click on the Success Stories link for more information.
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Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation
The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation is an organization that operates the New York State Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program. The Riverhead Foundation is the only organization authorized by New York State to carry on this important work in conserving the marine environment.
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Seatuck Environmental Association
The Seatuck Environmental Association is an organization dedicated to promoting the conservation of Long Island’s wildlife and environment, through education, research and advocacy.
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South Shore Estuary Reserve Council
The South Shore Estuary Reserve was formed by the New York State Legislature at the urging of Long Islanders concerned with the long-term health of their South Shore Estuary. This site reports on their activities.
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Surfrider Foundation - New York State Report
Beach access, water quality, and beach erosion information for the State of New York. Also find links to reports on other State's beaches.
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USGS Studies in Long Island Sound
More than eight million people live in the Long Island Sound's watershed. Due to this enormous population, the Sound is used heavily and its sea floor has been impacted by human activities. This site examines the environmental issues of this estuary.
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