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Illegal Discharge Seen as Factor in Sag Harbor’s Water Quality Results From 2023

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Fecal bacteria are found at all three testing sites along Havens Beach, Sag Harbor’s public bathing beach. Almost all of it is from dogs (shown in green), according to Dr. Christopher Gobler.

Fecal bacteria are found at all three testing sites along Havens Beach, Sag Harbor’s public bathing beach. Almost all of it is from dogs (shown in green), according to Dr. Christopher Gobler.

A slide from Dr. Christopher Gobler’s presentation on Sag Harbor water quality to the Harbor Committee on March 7 showed genomic evidence of high levels of human fecal waste (shown in red) in water samples taken last summer and early fall on the north end of Long Wharf and in Sag Harbor Cove. Fairly large amounts were also found at two other Long Wharf locations and at Windmill Beach.

A slide from Dr. Christopher Gobler’s presentation on Sag Harbor water quality to the Harbor Committee on March 7 showed genomic evidence of high levels of human fecal waste (shown in red) in water samples taken last summer and early fall on the north end of Long Wharf and in Sag Harbor Cove. Fairly large amounts were also found at two other Long Wharf locations and at Windmill Beach.

Peter Boody on Mar 12, 2024
Describing what he called “the clearest picture we’ve had yet” of bacterial pollution in the waters around Sag Harbor, Stony Brook University marine scientist Dr. Christopher Gobler told the village’s... more

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