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
In September 2019, in a widely reported article appearing in Science magazine, researchers documented a significant decline in the overall abundance of birds in North America. Studies showed a 29% reduction birds since 1970, totaling approximately 3 billion birds. Some bird groups – such as grassland birds – have declined even more precipitously, dropping by more than half.
March 2023 – Seatuck releases WATER REUSE ROADMAP & ACTION PLAN. Seeks to advance water reuse as a strategy to address water quality and water quantity issues across Long Island.
The Long Island Vernal Pool Project is an island-wide effort to identify, map and safeguard these rare habitats and the unique assemblage of wildlife they support.
The only dam on West Brook, a major tributary of the Connetquot River, failed in 2019 and allowed the artificial pond behind it to drain. For the first time in over 100 years, the brook could once again flow naturally from its headwaters in Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park down to the tidal reaches of the Great South Bay. It is now one of a only a few free-flowing streams on Long Island. It has great ecological potential as a place where migratory fish can return and other native riverine species can once again find a home.
Progress continues on the effort to develop plans for fish passage at the Wantagh Mill Pond. Check here for the latest updates.
Join us on Saturday, April 9 for a volunteer work day as we continue the effort to improve the health of Penataquit Creek in Bay Shore!
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
Half Shells for Habitat (H4H), which was initiated by Seatuck and a host of partners in 2018, is an island-wide program to recover oyster shells from restaurants for use in oyster and habitat restoration efforts.