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03/20/19 8:00am

TARA SMITH PHOTO Trainer Jenna Mercurio with Nila at the aquarium Friday.

The Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead is gearing up to welcome the newest member of its family: a baby California sea lion. (more…)

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02/02/16 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Islander Lawson Brigham posed by the Coast Card icebreaker, Polar Sea, that he commanded on a voyage to Antarctica in the mid-1990s.

COURTESY PHOTO | Islander Lawson Brigham posed by the Coast Card icebreaker, Polar Sea, that he commanded on a voyage to Antarctica in the mid-1990s.

The name Brigham is well known to Islanders for public service, so it won’t surprise many that Lawson Brigham, a 1966 Shelter Island High School graduate, has won accolades for achievements in polar science and exploration.

Now a professor of geography and arctic policy at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, Mr. Brigham is one of only 62 people since 1936 to have received a Polar Medal and Honorary Member Award from the American Polar Society. Mr. Brigham was honored for his contributions in preserving polar history. (more…)