Important refugia of times past
Cold water sharks
Capt. Burt Prince and his mate, Gary Starkweather, caught a porbeagle shark, said to be as tasty as a mako, while fishing off Montauk.
Commercial and recreational harvesters will be able to take shellfish from Northwest Creek from Dec. 15 to April 30.
By morning’s first light I could count the bites — 30 or so below my waist, a few on my arms, and some on my abdomen and gluteus maximus
“The planet is not our planet. I envision her as our mother, the mother of all life.”
Paul Greenberg, left, the author of “American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood,” led a panel discussion on sustainable fisheries. Carl Safina, an author and founder of the Safina Center at Stony Brook University, was among the panelists.
During the Surfers Healing event for autistic children in Montauk on Friday, Israel Paskowitz, seated on the board at right, filmed one of the young participants as she rode a gentle wave with her helper.
In September, Long Island, especially along the coast, is a great migration route for shorebirds, hawks, dragonflies, and butterflies, or at least one species of butterfly, the monarch
The giant swallowtail butterfly, common in some parts of North America, is not often seen here.
David Schleifer said the ray fought hard, his 20-pound-test monofilament tested to its limit
Fishing off Ditch Plain from his stand-up paddleboard, David Schleifer hooked this 40-pound ray.
We take sand for granted but it covers much of the world’s surface and forms an almost continuous band at the periphery of every continent except Antarctica