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PEP Offices Closed & In-Person Activities Postponed

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the PEP offices are closed and all in-person meetings, events and activities are postponed until further notice to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. PEP staff are working remotely and can be contacted via email. As always, we will continue to share information about the Peconic Estuary through our […]

By The Peconic Estuary Partnership

Announcing a new name! Peconic Estuary Program is now Peconic Estuary Partnership

2020 brings exciting news for the Peconic Estuary Program – a new name that better reflects the program and a soon-to-be launched revised Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan that includes fresh goals and actions for the next decade. As a National Estuary Program, the PEP brings together all members of the community – Federal, State and […]

By Lauren Scheer

Peconic Bay Scallop Adult Population Die-Off

November 8th, 2019 PECONIC BAY SCALLOP ADULT POPULATION DIE-OFF During the past week, we have received inquiries regarding the current situation of Peconic Bay Scallops in our waters. We at the Peconic Estuary Program are deeply saddened by the scallop die-off that has transpired in the Peconic Bays. We have been aware of this situation […]

By The Peconic Estuary Partnership

Terrapin Monitoring – My Experience as a Peconic Estuary Program Intern

By Kaitlin Morris In addition to monitoring horseshoe crabs in the middle of the night (see my other blog post), I also monitored nesting diamondback terrapins during the day! The diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) is easily distinguished by the diamond-shaped, concentric rings on its shell. This turtle species spends its entire lifecycle in the brackish […]

By Kaitlin Morris

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring – My Experience as a Peconic Estuary Program Intern

By Kaitlin Morris It was after two in the morning and so foggy that I could hardly tell the moon was full through the warm, hazy air. It was a horseshoe crab monitoring night and my fellow intern, Julie, and I were walking along the shoreline at Squires Pond, Hampton Bays in search of mating […]

By Kaitlin Morris

La Importancia del Estuario Peconic

We created a video in Spanish (with English subtitles) about the importance of the Peconic Estuary. Check it out! Hemos creado un video en español (con subtítulos en inglés) sobre la importancia del estuario Pecónico. ¡Échenle un vistazo!

By The Peconic Estuary Partnership

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