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You Are What You Eat: Pollution in the Marine Food Web

August 11, 2018

Lisa Crawford, Stony Brook University 

Everyone knows pollution is bad, but what happens when pollutants enter the ocean? Find out what happens to sharks, rays, and other marine critters when they are exposed to contaminants. Meet with a local marine biologist to learn about marine predators and the risks they face in the ocean.

 

 

PHOTO CREDIT: https://www.aqua.org/Experience/Animal-Index/sand-tiger-shark &  https://www.arkive.org/winter-skate/leucoraja-ocellata/image-G74914.html

Had a great time learning about ocean acidification and the effects on organisms we love to eat, wit Caroline Schwaner, Teresa Schwemmer and Max Grabinski!

What’s for Dinner in an Acidified Ocean?

June 21, 2018 

Caroline Schwaner, Teresa Schwemmer, Stony Brook University.

Though we may not feel ocean acidification just by swimming in the ocean, it will affect many of the plants and animals living in the water full time. Find out how the shellfish and fish you like to eat may be harder to find as the ocean continues to be more acidic, and how marine plants such as seagrass could help relieve some of the stress on our marine ecosystems around Long Island.

 

photo credit: https://www.pmel.noaa.gov/co2/story/What+is+Ocean+Acidification%3F