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Scientists raise concerns about trend of poor water quality on South Shore, Long Island Sound

News 12

Christopher Gobler, a professor with Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, says scientists are predicting storms will become more frequent, which is going to impact more than just fish in the area.

Heavy rains help to expand ‘dead zones’ in Long Island Sound, scientists say

Newsday

And then, said Christopher Gobler, professor at Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, “These storms occurred and the dead zone expanded all across the Long Island Sound, from the city all the way well into central Suffolk.”

Environmental Experts Say Long Island Implementing Fixes To Improve Water Quality Following Troublesome Storms

WCBS-TV

Dr. Christopher Gobler and his Stony Brook University students discovered every major bay and estuary from Great Neck to East Hampton suffered with toxic algae or oxygen-starved waters this summer. They were made worse by storms Henri and Ida, when polluted runoff discharged into coastal water, killing sea life.

Heavy rains help to expand ‘dead zones’ in Long Island Sound, scientists say

Newsday

And then, said Christopher Gobler, professor at Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, “These storms occurred and the dead zone expanded all across the Long Island Sound, from the city all the way well into central Suffolk.”

Pfizer officially asks FDA to greenlight vaccine for kids ages 5-11

WABC-TV

Stony Brook Medicine’s Dr. Sharon Nachman was interviewed about the Pfizer Tests for Children at the Center in Commack

Pfizer submits request to the FDA to allow COVID-19 vaccine for children under 12

News 12

Stony Brook Medicine’s Dr Sharon Nachman talks about Pfizer’s vaccination tests for children aged 5-11.

The children left behind: 140,000 kids lost a caregiver to Covid

NBC News

Rachel Kidman, a social epidemiologist at Stony Brook Medicine in New York, reported in April in JAMA Pediatrics that up to 43,000 U.S. children were affected by a parent who died of Covid.

Long Island professionals parlay experience into teaching gigs

Newsday

Jim Gilmore teaches fisheries management at Stony Brook University.

Stony Brook hoops team ready to take on new season with fresh faces

News 12

In addition to new faces from the transfer portal, some of the foundation team members are back too – like former Long Island Lutheran high school star Tyler Stephenson Moore. He’ll be a junior this season, and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to get the Seawolves back to the NCAA Tournament.

Record Year For ‘Rust Tide’ Algae Scourge

Southampton Press

“In some years, it’s just be a blip — it will just pop up for a week or 10 days — but this year it’s hung on for a long time,” said Dr. Christopher Gobler, who leads the team of Stony Brook researchers who monitor harmful algae blooms across Long Island each summer. “This summer we had a lot of heavy rainfall events with these tropical storms … and the nutrients that come with that pulse of freshwater gives it a boost.”

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