It’s summer and Long Islanders are enjoying beaches, swimming, fishing, and even clamming. But how certain are you about the water you are about to jump into? Well, Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) developed a one-stop shop to get all of this information: The Long Island Beach and Water Quality App.
This new app provides up to the minute information on the open and closed status of hundreds of Long Island beaches, and the open and closed status of every bay, harbor, estuary, and river on Long Island with regard to shellfishing.
The app is the first of its kind and can be used by anyone who is working or enjoying Long Island waterways.
“People live on Long Island to enjoy the incredible beaches and water bodies. Our goal was to make it easy to access beach and water quality information, all at once,” says Chris Gobler, Professor of Marine Sciences at Stony Brook University. “Whether you’re a beach lover, fishermen, baymen, swimmer, or looking for scientific information about Long Island’s water quality conditions all of the relevant information is right at your fingertips with this app.”