A baby boom of clams in Great South Bay

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Efforts to restore the Great South Bay 's decimated clam population seem to be paying off, with surveys showing a 4,000 percent rise since 2006 in the amount of baby clams nestled on the bottom of a major ...

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Self Reliant

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great news, since there is a massive depression I am getting to work on a clam boat!

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Since: Mar 07

Lindenhurst, NY

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Nov 13, 2008
 
Awesome, that means next summer I will have one heck of a clam bake.
wow

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Great South Bay needs a second inlet. Let mother nature take her course and open a second inlet and stop filling the natural breaches in.
wow

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Nov 13, 2008
 
Great news about the clams. The Nature Conservitory has put a lot of effort into the clam seeding project. Good job..
nineteen sixties bayman

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Nov 14, 2008
 
brings a smile to my face - thanks
Ready to leave

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Nov 14, 2008
 
Let's just hope the repair work on the Bergin outfall pipe works(that sewer outfall pipe still leaking ??)
Now Carl, how 'bout seeding the bays of Nassau county?
NIMBY Island

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wow wrote:
Great South Bay needs a second inlet. Let mother nature take her course and open a second inlet and stop filling the natural breaches in.
A second inlet right through Cherry Grove would be a win win.
Fire Islander

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Dig a new inlet east of the lighthouse to provide a healthier flush. The present treacherous one would fill in immediately. Following such a scenario, dismantle the damaged bridge (that helped destroy Fire Island by enabling over development) replacing it with a much easier maintained surface road to the State Park. This natural water obstacle would eliminate the bumper to bumper four wheel drive beach and interior automotive traffic which has spoiled this former paradise. Assuring happy healthy clams, future oysters, scallops and mussels--just like prior to 1964.
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Nov 16, 2008
 
Back to the 60's I like it.

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Since: Dec 06

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wow wrote:
Great South Bay needs a second inlet. Let mother nature take her course and open a second inlet and stop filling the natural breaches in.
Carefull - too many inlets and you'll be back to the old days - no clams.
Greg Dzus

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Jan 9, 2010
 
Joseph Tyson wrote:
<quoted text>Carefull - too many inlets and you'll be back to the old days - no clams.
I agree 100% due to the fact that the more inlets you have the higher the salinity(salt)level will be and we all know clams love brackish water.
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Jan 9, 2010
 
How about putting back more fresh water back into the bay.The day Long Island decided on the sewer system was the day hard clams were doomed.The cesspool system allows water to be filtered through sand which ends up in all the natural springs under ground that eventually filter into the bay creating brackish water.Just take a look at some of the smaller natural ponds.There water level has decreased because they are feed from under ground springs.Maybe it's time to put back the water into the ground.

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