Dr. Christopher Gobler examined the decline of critical marine habitat and shellfisheries as well as inreasing nitrogen levels in groundwater in a lecture entitled “Hope at the Brink” on Friday at Stony Brook Southampton’s Chancellor’s Hall. The talk was part of Dr. Gobler’s annual State of the Bays Symposium.
With the immense concern from the public, elected officials, environmental organizations, and scientists regarding the negative impacts of excessive nitrogen loading on Long Island’s coastal marine habitats and fisheries, Dr. Gobler began with a significant explanation; “All of Long Island is a watershed. What happens on land effects what goes on in the sea,” he said.
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