The annual Long Island Volunteer River Herring Survey is one of Long Island’s longest running community science projects.
Bat Map Long Island About Bat Map LI BatMap Long Island is a community science project that enlists bat lovers in an effort to identify important bat foraging sites and roosts across Long Island. Participants are simply asked to submit
Coyote Tracker is a community science project that engages Long Islanders in the effort to monitor the colonization of our region by Eastern Coyotes.
Terrapin Watch was established in 2020. Interested in helping? If you’ve seen any terrapins, you can fill out our terrapin survey today!
Other Opportunities Additional Community Science Opportunities Community Science LI 2021 Seatuck and our partners at Long Island Sound Study, New York Sea Grant, South Shore Estuary Reserve, and Peconic Estuary Partnership would like to announce an exciting new educational monthly webinar series titled, Community Science LI. Community
Seatuck’s Vernal Pool Project, launched in 2020, seeks to inventory, restore and protect ecologically valuable vernal pool habitat across Long Island. These unique places are essential to a wonderful assemblage of wildlife, including many of our region’s frogs and salamanders (and fairy shrimp!).
Long Island’s geological history allowed for a range of conditions and a diversity of habitats. Deciduous trees thrived in the rich soils of the North Shore’s glacial moraines. And the many streams and wetlands of the South Shore favored wetland species.
The horseshoe crab (Limulus Polyphemus) has been around practically unchanged for over 450 million years, categorizing it as a “living fossil”. These fascinating creatures aren’t actually crabs at all, as they don’t fall under the subphylum “crustacea,” which includes blue crab, spider crabs and other true crabs.
Diamondback Terrapins About Diamondback Terrapins One of Long Island’s more iconic coastal species is the Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin), the only turtle in the world that inhabits brackish water habitats such as salt marshes, tidal creeks, and shallow bays and
Diadromous Fish Diadromous Fish 99% of the 30,000+ fish species on Earth live exclusively in either salt or fresh water. The rest are known as “diadromous fish,” a category of unique fish that spend part of their life cycle in