Between Stony Brook Harbor Tides: The Natural History of a by R. Lawrence Swanson,Malcolm J. Bowman

By R. Lawrence Swanson,Malcolm J. Bowman

Examines the ecological and old value of the harbor and what it will possibly convey to destiny residents.

Stony Brook Harbor, or 3 Sisters Harbor because it used to be identified traditionally, could be the main pristine of the new york north shore pocket bays. Untouched through significant commercialization, it's been precise an important Coastal Fish and flora and fauna Habitat by way of the hot York kingdom division of country and an important Coastal Habitat by means of the USA Fish and flora and fauna carrier. regardless of those designations, notwithstanding, there's consistent strain to extend improvement of and round the harbor.

Between Stony Brook Harbor Tides interweaves medical understandings of the harbor with a attention of its colourful historical past to notify and teach a common viewers approximately its certain and gentle nation. information is used to demonstrate the harbor’s tides and currents and to teach how they impression geological approaches and pollutants susceptibility. hurricane surge measurements going again to the early Nineteen Nineties rfile a few of the severe excessive waters skilled, and outlines of a few of the extra fascinating or vital marine species of vegetation and animals present in the harbor also are incorporated. The publication discusses the century-long conflicts that neighborhood citizens have fought so as to defend this pretty position, and it records the instruments that at the moment exist to aid deal with the harbor good into the twenty-first century. an outstanding complement to any highschool or undergraduate environmental direction, Between Stony Brook Harbor Tides presents readers with a foundation for embracing the importance of the harbor and what it may well convey to destiny residents.

At the varsity of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook college, kingdom collage of latest York, R. Lawrence Swanson is affiliate Dean. Swanson is the coeditor (with James S. Latimer, Mark A. Tedesco, Charles Yarish, Paul E. Stacey, and Corey Garza) of Long Island Sound: clients for the city Sea.

At the college of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook college, nation collage of recent York, Malcolm J. Bowman is Professor of Oceanography and unique carrier Professor. Bowman is the writer and editor of greater than sixty clinical texts, together with Storm Surge obstacles to guard long island urban: opposed to the Deluge (coedited with Douglas Hill and Jagtar S. Khinda).

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