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Long Island Coastal Bioblitz
June 6, 2022 - June 12, 2022
JOIN THE LONG ISLAND COASTAL BIOBLITZ!!
A bioblitz is a community science effort to record as many species as possible within a designated location and time period. The Long Island Coastal Bioblitz allows participants to explore the amazing diversity of habitats and species the island has to offer! Seatuck in partnership with Long Island Sound Study, Peconic Estuary Partnership, South Shore Estuary Reserve, NY Sea Grant, and the Long Island Invasive Species Management Area is hosting this bioblitz to better understand the ecological community and biodiversity around Long Island, and then to use that information in conservation and preservation efforts!
The Long Island Coastal Bioblitz will be held “virtually,” allowing participants to record their observations using the iNaturalist app. All a participant would need to do is take a picture of any species they are looking at, plant or animal, load it into the iNaturalist app, join the project, and the species will automatically be added to the Long Island Coastal Bioblitz! There will also be prizes for participants who log the most observations over the week-long event!
We will be hosting a training webinar on May 23rd, from 6:00 – 7:30pm to introduce participants to the iNaturalist app and the bioblitz format. Attendance is not mandatory to participate in the bioblitz but it is recommended. Registration for this webinar is required. The bioblitz will then take place from June 4th – 11th.
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: seatuck.org/li-coastal-bioblitz