Fishes respond poorly to seagrass loss

Well it has been a few weeks since I’ve posted on some research articles. But then the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology published a manuscript about cod responses to expanding seagrass meadows. In addition, a paper out of Japan earlier this year talks about the loss of fish species with the loss of … Read more

The Nature Conservancy Awarded $500,000 for Seagrass Restoration Research in Long Island and Connecticut Waters

Research to Assess and Tackle Issues of Seagrass Die-Off in Local Waters Cold Spring Harbor, NY — May 1, 2009 — Seagrass has received a significant boost thanks to a $500,000 research grant (H.R. 1105, the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009) co-sponsored by Congressman Timothy Bishop (NY-01) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03). These overlooked, but … Read more


At the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s Marine Environmental Learning Center works a team of eelgrass restoration experts. They have been actively working to restore eelgrass meadows to their past glory throughout the Peconic Estuary, and more recently have been working in Long Island Sound and in the South Shore estuaries. About twice a … Read more

What I’ve Learned:

So I spent the last few weeks attending conferences (and, actually leave Sunday for another one).  First, I spent time in Norfolk, Virginia, at the Benthic Ecology Meeting.  While there, I saw many good presentations, and learned many new things.  First, I learned that my former student Kate Lavelle (well she was an undergrad who … Read more

Ya Mon!

So we landed in Jamaica this afternoon.  When we left New York it was below freezing, and when we arrived in Jamaica it was over 80 Fahrenheit, so that was a nice change.  It was about an hour (exciting) bus ride from the Montego Bay Airport to the Discovery Bay Marine Lab, where we will … Read more