New York Bight to be studied


  • Anonymous


A 15,000-square-mile area of ocean waters and continental shelf off New York and New Jersey will be the subject of the most comprehensive marine ecological investigation ever undertaken. The five-year investigation of the New York Bight, the portion of coastal waters from Montauk Point, Long Island, to Cape May, New Jersey will be the first regional ecology project conducted by NOAA's Marine Eco-Systems Analysis program.

‘The New York Bight is one of the most complex, heavily-used coastal marine areas in the United States,’ said Robert M. White, NOAA Administrator. ‘We want to find out what the bight's natural processes are, what organisms live there, and what effect man's present and proposed activities are having on them.’