Great South Bay


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Great South Bay,

arm of the Atlantic Ocean, c.45 mi (72 km) long, between the southern shore of Long Island and offshore barrier islands, SE N.Y. With the rapid population growth along its shores, the shallow bay has suffered accelerated deposition, pollution, and rampant growth of eelgrass. Environmental efforts have sought to eliminate these problems. Major recreation areas on the bay include Jones Beach State Park and Fire Island National Seashore.
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2005), whereas Great South Bay, area of ~23,000 hectares, receives about 8.5 x [10.sup.5] kgN/y and is low to moderately eutrophic.
Location: Between Smiths Point Beach and Bayshore Marina along the Great South Bay
Similar losses of shellfish resources have been documented in Long Island (NY) coastal bays (e.g., Great South Bay) and other mid-Atlantic states, commonly linked to nuisance and toxic algal blooms (Nuzzi and Waters, 2004; Bricker et al., 2007).
Great South Bay is a shore-parallel, lagoon-type estuary with one major inlet (Fire Island Inlet) and a secondary inlet (Moriches Inlet) that is connected to the ocean via the next embayment to the east (Moriches Bay).
He first proposed the link between the layers of unusual debris found in sediment cores and a tsunami while studying shellfish populations in Great South Bay, Long Island.
To experimentally address the question, Conover and his colleagues caught hundreds of silversides (Menidia menidia) in Great South Bay, N.Y.
To set up the experiment, Conover and his team caught hundreds of silversides, small fish usually used as bait, in Great South Bay, New York.
Fit for summer, the performances are held on an outdoor stage in the Fire Island Pines with the Great South Bay as a backdrop.
Ten years ago, Bay Shore, N.Y., had little else but a great location on the Great South Bay on Long Island.
From 1965 to 1985, the years that I knew it, the Pines was one of eight or nine communities on a long sandbar that had grown at the edge of the Great South Bay, blocking the southern coast of central Long Island from the Atlantic Ocean.

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