High Temperatures And Algae Blooms Withered East Hampton Harbors and Ponds Last Summer - 27 East

High Temperatures And Algae Blooms Withered East Hampton Harbors and Ponds Last Summer

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Stony Brook scientists monitoring water quality in East Hampton waters in 2023 used a small remote boat to take water quality measurements throughout local harbors.

Stony Brook scientists monitoring water quality in East Hampton waters in 2023 used a small remote boat to take water quality measurements throughout local harbors.

Water temperatures soared in 2023.

Water temperatures soared in 2023.

Accabonac Harbor saw a large 'rust tide' algae bloom in 2023, more than any other harbor in the town.

Accabonac Harbor saw a large 'rust tide' algae bloom in 2023, more than any other harbor in the town.

Algae blooms spiked in local harbors.

Algae blooms spiked in local harbors.

Fort Pond in Montauk saw a dense bloom of toxic blue-green algae in the late summer of 2023.

Fort Pond in Montauk saw a dense bloom of toxic blue-green algae in the late summer of 2023.

authorMichael Wright on Mar 27, 2024
East Hampton’s harbors saw record-high water temperatures in 2023 and were beset by waves of harmful algae blooms that also broke records and busted traditional norms, a Stony Brook University... more

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