New York’s most abundant seal is the harbor seal (Phoca vitulina), which can be found in the state’s marine waters from late fall to late spring. Harbor seals can range in color from brown, tan, or gray to silvery-white. [Read more…] about Watchable Wildlife: Harbor Seals
Fire Island National Seashore
DEC has announced the grand opening of the Long Island segment of the New York State Birding Trail. The Long Island segment includes 20 locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, providing a variety of quality birding experiences for New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy. [Read more…] about Long Island Section of NYS Birding Trail Goes Live
Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the intentional scuttling of the vessel Big Time on the Fire Island Reef as part of the State’s ongoing efforts to expand New York’s network of artificial reefs.
This effort is designed to develope a stronger, more diverse marine ecosystem and provide shelter for fish and other marine life off New York’s shores. [Read more…] about DEC Scuttles Vessel ‘Big Time’ to Enhance Fire Island Artificial Reef
A new National Park Service (NPS) report concludes that 346,000 visitors to Fire Island National Seashore and Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in 2018 spent $20.2 million in communities near the park. The spending supported 172 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $13.7 million, according to the report. [Read more…] about Study: Long Island National Parks Add 13.7M To Economy
The Oyster Bay Historical Society’s 2015 season opens with the exhibition The Other Side – Charles, Caesar, Harry, Sam, Pompey, Lon and Isaac, a photographic collection by New York artist Xiomáro (SEE-oh-MAH-ro). The collection of twenty-nine photographs will be on view from January 11 to March 29, 2015. [Read more…] about Photo Exhibit Memorializes Long Island Slaves
Hurricane Sandy’s damage to historic areas was concentrated along the waterfronts, islands and harbor in the New York area. Information is quite sparse at present, since power is still lacking in many places, and officials have not made damage assessment tours. [Read more…] about Sandy Damage Along Historic Waterfront, Islands