Monthly Archives: November 2017

The 200-million-year-old arthropod that saves lives

Saturday  December 16th

Justin Bopp

Learn about the fascinating life history and characteristics of the arthropod that has walked with dinosaurs- the American horseshoe crab. Horseshoe crabs have been used in the biomedical industry and have saved thousands of human lives. Come see and touch horseshoe crab molts.

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Mapping sea floor

November 18, 2017

Roger Flood, Stony Brook University.

What does the ocean floor look like? Haven’t we found everything on the sea floor already? What is bathymetry? Meet with a Marine geologist and get the answer to those intriguing questions and much more. Discover that the ocean floor is not completely flat and has many interesting features, some of which are completely different from those on land.

Drs. Roger Flood and Kamazima Luiza presenting an EchoBoat which can be used to create the maps of the floor of Setauket Harbor needed for studying and managing this important resource. Photo Credit Anne McElroy (09/23/2017). More info: