The group took a boat out to Warner Island in Shinnecock Bay, just east of the Ponquogue Bridge, to clean up debris and garbage that had washed ashore.
Stony Brook Southampton faculty, staff and students have been participating in the annual clean-up event for the past four years, according to Semester by the Sea director and School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences faculty member Kurt Bretsch.
The event is held each year on Earth Day weekend and is organized by the Town of Southampton, which invites people and groups to select an area of public property such as a park, beach, trail or roadside that is in need of cleaning. The town provides garbage bags and a free pass to the town’s recycling centers to dispose of the refuse.
To see more photos of the Warner Island beach clean-up, visit the Semester by the Sea Facebook page.