Students, faculty and staff from Stony Brook Southampton and the Stony Brook main campus celebrated Earth Day on Sunday, April 22 with the annual Beach Clean Up at Warner Island in Shinnecock Bay.
Captain Andrew Brosnan took the crew of 16 out on the R/V Peconic on a beautiful (and long overdue) spring afternoon. The group filled five bags of trash from the Island. The event was part of the Town of Southampton’s Great East End Clean Up.
Stony Brook Southampton Student Life provided lunch for the participants, who enjoyed the weather as well as the wonderful wildlife of Shinnecock Bay. The group saw around 50 seals hauled out on a sand bar, eight species of nesting birds on the island, and one juvenile bald eagle.