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Moriches Bay Project and CCE Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center

The Moriches Bay Project team members recently visited Cornell Cooperative Extension's Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center located at Cedar Beach in Southold. We were lucky to spend time talking with Otto Schmid. Thank you to Cornell Co-op for having us!

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Thanks to W.A.V.E.S Environmental Club

Thank you to the Westhampton Beach Elementary School W.A.V.E.S Environmental Club for including Moriches Bay Project in their Coins for Creatures program. Your support means so much to us!

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Boy Scouts Maintaining FLUPSY at Windswept Marina

The Boy Scouts are hard at work maintaining our FLUPSY over at Windswept Marina. Feel free to go on down and take a look anytime.

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Photos from our Eelgrass Event

Check out the pictures from our Saturday June 2017 Eelgrass event.

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It's Horseshow Crab Season

Have you noticed when walking along the beach there are more horseshoe crabs? This is spawning season. Pikes Beach is one of the few areas where Horseshoe crabs migrate to spawn. If you are interested in helping Cornell in their annual survey of spawning horseshoe crabs, please go to the following link to learn more: http://nyhorseshoecrab.org NY_Horseshoe_Crab/Get_involved.html

By participating in the educational aspects of this project you'll help to collect data and to acquire biological information on horseshoe crabs in New York’s Marine District. Below is the schedule for Pikes Beach:

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Oyster Beds Are Doing Great

The Moriches Bay Project team and Greg Rivera from Cornell Cooperative Extension waited for the tide to be just right on a beautiful sunny morning recently to take a boat out to visit two of our oyster beds and the results were... great!

We saw quite a bit of growth on our oysters! Some oysters had grown to 3" large and we were so happy to see the survival rate over the winter was good! We measured oysters from each site to record their growth over the years. In addition, we took approximately 6,000 of the oysters we grew last year in our farms and put them into these beds. We will be posting more information on our website.

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