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09/06/16 8:00am
COAST GUARD AUXILIARY PHOTO A view high above Flanders Bay in 2013 shows the discoloration of the water caused by red tide, a type of algae that can kill marine life.

COAST GUARD AUXILIARY PHOTO A view high above Flanders Bay in 2013 shows the discoloration of the water caused by red tide, a type of algae that can kill marine life.

Over the past month, the Peconic Estuary has been hit with one environmental blow after another, a Stony Brook biologist and marine researcher said, thanks in part to rising temperatures in East End waterways. (more…)

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05/28/15 4:30pm
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO This 7-year-old diamondback terrapin turtle, held by Karen Testa of Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons, has been in captivity since it was a hatchling. Turtles of this species have been found dead in nearby creeks feeding the Peconic Bay.

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This 7-year-old diamondback terrapin turtle, held by Karen Testa of Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons, has been in captivity since it was a hatchling. Turtles of this species have been found dead in nearby creeks feeding the Peconic Bay.

Turtles have been dying in significant numbers near some of the creeks leading into Peconic Bay, amounting to an “unprecedented” die-off, according to environmental advocates and state conservation authorities. (more…)