Cooler waters and fewer blooms of murderous algae do not seem to have spared East Hampton waters from the disastrous bay scallop harvest that is being experienced in the western portions of the Peconic Estuary.
Two offshore wind developers announced this week that they have submitted bid proposals to New York State for new wind farms in the ocean southeast of Block Island that, if selected by the state, would pump electricity to Long Island.
“These conditions are actually just about perfect,” said Steve Abbondondello, a volunteer with the New York Marine Rescue Center, who, along with stranding technician Katie Goulder, led to the beach a group of 15 prospective volunteers who they hoped to add to the small army of beach walkers who will look for stranded turtles this season.
“Someday, we may not even have the wines that we now know, like Chardonnay and Burgundy,” says Larry Perrine, partner at Channing Daughters Winery in Bridgehampton. “But we’ll always have rosé, right?” I ask, trying to hide the tears in my eyes.
Marine scientists have sounded new alarms over the effects of a warming climate on marine life on the South Fork in the months since a massive die-off of bay scallops in the Peconic Estuary.
Lake Montauk got an influx of 100,000 new oysters along its shores last week from the Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program, as part of a water quality improvement effort organized and funded by the Concerned Citizens of Montauk and Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina.
The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for the East End through Wednesday morning as Tropical Storm Isaias, which is expected to strengthen to a hurricane on Monday, makes it way north along the Atlantic coastline.
Southampton Fights Invasion Of Dirt Bikes On Public Trails
A new species of seaweed that can be extremely toxic to fish and shellfish has spread throughout Long Island’s bays in the last three years and could pose a dangerous threat to many marine species, marine biologists from Stony Brook University announced this week.
A juvenile white shark that was found dead on the beach in Southampton Village, and several others like it that have washed up on South Fork beaches in recent years are providing marine biologists from Georgia to Cape Cod with a rare and scientifically important opportunity to study one of the ocean’s most famous species.
Just as the volume of seasonal commuter aircraft flights to the South Fork would typically be increasingly significantly on weekends — driving residents of the neighborhoods under its approaches to distraction — the coronavirus epidemic has all but halted the much-maligned roar of helicopters using the airport.
State Ignores Objections, Approves Mine Expansion That Would Create 6-Acre Lake In East Hampton
The metro area helicopter companies that fly between New York and East Hampton Airport, prompting thousands of noise complaints from aggrieved homeowners across the East End, have agreed to fly newly modified voluntary noise abatement routes that East Hampton Town’s airport management published on the town website in late January. The routes keep traffic from flying across the North Fork and also reduce flights over East Hampton village, Bridgehampton and Sagaponack.
The plan to put the first dock in Otter Pond Creek died last week in the face of continuing resistance from the Harbor Committee of Sag Harbor after months of review, debate and discussion.
To solve your stormwater runoff and pollution problems, put the land and its flora and fauna — or at least strategically located patches of it — back to the way it was before we paved and planted it with lawns.