Three members of the Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) faculty and staff are featured in WNBC-TV New York’s digital four-part series on climate change, “Chasing Our Climate.”
Christopher Gobler, Endowed Chair of Coastal Ecology and Conservation and director of the Center for Clean Water Technology, talks about his research on how a fast-growing seaweed, kelp, can reverse ocean acidification while helping the growth of oysters in oyster farms.
Chris Paparo, manager of the Marine Sciences Center, discusses what caused the increase in shark sightings and attacks this summer in East Coast waters.
Ellen Pikitch, Endowed Professor of Ocean Conservation Science and executive director of the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science, explains how the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Project has helped reduce brown tide and reverse the deteriorating conditions of the bay.
The trio appear in episode three of the series, “Chasing the Rising Tides.” NBC New York’s Linda Gaudino hosts the series, and episode three examines how New Yorkers are working to prevent further coastal damage, with sea levels expected to rise up as much as a foot by 2050.