On Saturday 19th of August, LIA visitors had the opportunity to discover and observe local seaweeds, invertebrates and little fish they can use to build their own pet zoo. They received tons of advice from the Abrams’ team. Excitement and fun guaranteed! Thanks to Stephen Abrams, Laura Bonilla and Jacob Murphy.
August 19, 2017
Meet with Steve Abrams, a local scientist and aquarist, and learn how to build and maintain your own underwater zoo using amazing local invertebrate creatures such as crab, shrimp, snail, anemone, cray fish, and insects. Come and discover more about marine and fresh water life on Long Island.
Hermit Crab at the Vancouver Aquarium
June 17, 2017 @ 1PM – Build an Underwater Zoo
Meet with local scientist Steve Abrams and learn how to build and maintain your own underwater zoo using amazing local invertebrate creatures such as crab, shrimp, snail, anemone, cray fish, and insects. Come and discover more about marine and fresh water life on Long Island.
Pr. Jackie Collier and Ph.D. student Mariana Ruis presenting their research on labyrinthulomycetes to visitors on Saturday 20th of May. Children and their family had the opportunity to observe microorganisms using microscopes and to learn about tiny strange creatures that live in the ocean.
May 20, 2017 @ 1PM – Microorganisms.
Friend or Foe? Why some odd organisms with strange names matter to you! Meet with Pr. Jackie Collier from Stony Brook University as she will present a strange group of microscopic organisms you’ve probably never heard of, and likely to affect your life in some way…. the fascinating labyrinthulomycetes. These organisms are known to cause devastating marine diseases, while others are used to supplement aquaculture feed and even baby formula with essential fatty acids; all are a fundamental part of marine ecosystems.
Professor Jackie Collier and Labyrinthulomycetes.
Photo Credit: Enixy Collado Mercado,
Stony Brook University
It’s never too late to learn! Another wonderful time at the LIA with Dr. Theresa Hatterath-Lehmann and several members from the Gobler’s lab (Jennifer Goleski, Dr Yoonja Kang, Megan Ladds and Benjamin Kramer). Visitors discovered with stupefaction how a droplet of seawater can be rich in living organisms.
April 22, 2017 at 1pm
Phytoplankton are microscopic plant-like organisms that drift in the oceans. Phytoplankton convert the sun’s energy into food, are the base of the marine food web and are therefore considered some of the most important organisms on the planet. Come join members of the Gobler Lab, and most specifically Dr. Theresa Hatterath-Lehmann , in exploring phytoplankton and their predators from Long Island waters!
Photo courtesy of T. Hattenrath-Lehmann
For more information, visit the Gobler lab and click on Welcome!
Can you tell how old is a clam? This week end at LIA, visitors helped Bob Cerrato aging shells! Can you believe one shell was 50 years old? Children and their family crafted their own clam with Bob and Norah’s help.
Meet with Professor Robert Cerrato from StonyBrook University and learn how clams grow, what influences growth and why it is important to determine their age.
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Robert M. Cerrato