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Saving the Bays

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Students in the Hampton Bays High School science research program helped seed adult clams into Tiana Bay as part of the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program on Oct. 29. 

This is the seventh year in a row that the school’s science research students have volunteered to restock the local shellfish population and improve water quality. During those seven years, they have added more than 250,000 clams into no-take zones, which allow the shellfish to reproduce. Their efforts have resulted in an increase of commercial harvests, and for the past two years, there have been no outbreaks of bride tide reported in Shinnecock Bay. 

“It is honorable of these students to repeatedly volunteer their time to give back to their local bays,” said science research teacher Dr. Stephanie Forsberg.