Navigation Links
Sea Grant report synthesizes recent research on New York's clams

Stony Brook, NY, April 22, 2009 - New York Sea Grant (NYSG) announces the release of The Hard Clam Research Initiative: Factors Controlling Mercenaria mercenaria Populations in South Shore Bays of Long Island, NY, a 43-page technical report that summarizes the key results of five research projects funded through NYSG's Hard Clam Research Initiative which began in 1999. Funding partners included NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, South Shore Estuary Reserve, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and New York Sea Grant. These five projects and several related studies addressed the downward trend in hard clam populations in Long Island's south shore bays, an issue of both environmental and economic interest to the region.

Says Ms. Cornelia Schlenk, Assistant Director of New York Sea Grant who spearheaded the Hard Clam Research Initiative, "The main goal in the preparation of this report was to achieve improved, science-based understanding of the factors controlling hard clam populations in Long Island's south shore estuaries, and thereby contribute towards better management and potential enhancement of a once highly productive regional resource." Research topics included in the report include: the hard clam's reduced reproductive success, changes in the clam's food supply and predators, the effects of brown tide, ecosystem changes in Great South Bay and other Long Island bays, and the effects of harvesting practices as predicted by clam population models. Continues Ms. Schlenk, "Particular emphasis is given in this synthesis report to findings that have direct implications for the management of hard clam populations."

Compiled from publications provided by the project investigators, reports submitted to NYSG, and material presented at an August 2008 workshop sponsored by NYSG at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, the report was prepared by V. Monica Bricelj, Ph.D., of the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University.


Contact: Barbara A. Branca
Stony Brook University

Related biology news :

1. Immigrant women may be at higher risk of having a baby with a birth defect
2. Jefferson researcher awarded Landenberger Foundation grant for ALS research
3. Case Western Reserve University receives $1.66m grant from NIH for otoprotection research
4. BIO-key(R) Granted Patent for Trusted Biometric Device Security Solution
5. The University of Miami receives grants from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.s Ocean Fund
6. Lehigh researcher awarded $1.8 million NIH grant
7. NJIT receives $20,000 grant from Horizon Foundation to promote teen health
8. Major NSF grant boosts UNH research on hormonal genomics
9. Sea Grant awards $820,000 for research under EPAs Long Island Sound study
10. NYU College of Dentistry awarded $1.9 million NIH grant for HIV research
11. Lincoln Park Zoo scientists awarded National Institutes of Health grant
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/2/2016)... 2, 2016 The Department of Transport ... the 44 million US Dollar project, for the , ... including Personalization, Enrolment, and IT Infrastructure , to ... production and implementation of Identity Management Solutions. Numerous renowned international ... Decatur was selected for the most compliant ...
(Date:6/2/2016)... Perimeter Surveillance & Detection Systems, Biometrics & ... & Other Service  The latest report from ... of the global Border Security market . Visiongain ... billion in 2016. Now: In November 2015 ... and hardware technologies for advanced video surveillance. ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... Calif. , May 24, 2016 Ampronix facilitates superior patient care by ... LMD3251MT  3D medical LCD display is the latest premium product recently added to the ... ... ... Sony 3d Imaging- LCD Medical Display- Ampronix News ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... Mosio, a leader in ... Trials Patient Recruitment and Retention Tips.” Partnering with experienced clinical research professionals, Mosio ... practical tips, tools, and strategies for clinical researchers. , “The landscape of how ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... SILVER SPRING, Md. , June 23, 2016 ... evidence collected from the crime scene to track the criminal ... sick, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses ... Sound far-fetched? It,s not. ... whole genome sequencing to support investigations of foodborne illnesses. Put ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... NEW YORK , June, 23, 2016  The ... students to envision new ways to harness living systems ... of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York ... more than 130 participating students, showcased projects at MoMA,s ... included Paola Antonelli , MoMA,s senior curator of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... In a new case report published today ... a patient who developed lymphedema after being treated for breast cancer benefitted from an ... paradigm for dealing with this debilitating, frequent side effect of cancer treatment. ...
Breaking Biology Technology: