CERCOM Field Station

  • CERCOM has established a meteorological data monitoring station in cooperation with the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA which are monitored daily by a digital data recorder and a rain gauge.
  • Town of Islip and CERCOM established a 10 year cooperative agreement with CERCOM on the Great South Bay bottom-lands "research plots" which spanning 75 acres, will be used to conduct underwater and bottom-lands ecological research crucial for the ecosystem-based monitoring, restoration, and protection of benthic resources.
  • CERCOM is part of the IUCN Special Scientists Group for Horseshoe Crab protection by Red Listing all 4 species worldwide and sponsoring captive breeding of horseshoe crabs in our CERCOM aquaculture Lab.
  • Many opportunities for students to work with our cooperators on research activities involving seals and whale biology and other conservation efforts conducted by the Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island (CRESLI).
  • CERCOM participants are also actively involved in conducting an annual horseshoe crab inventory involving over 111 breeding sites on LI. Students can make a positive contribution to help protect this vital species by visiting beaches throughout Long Island to assess horseshoe crab habitat and spawning populations.

In addition, you will have many opportunities to work with our cooperators on such research activities involving seals and whale biology and conservation efforts conducted by the Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island (CRESLI).

And that's not all - CERCOM participants are also actively involved in conducting an annual horseshoe crab inventory involving over 105 breeding sites on LI. Along with fellow students and members of the general public, you can make a positive contribution to help protect this vital species by visiting beaches throughout Long Island to assess horseshoe crab habitat and spawning populations.

Lastly, all science students at Molloy College will have incredible opportunities to conduct research and visit international locations; all important for a robust transcript. (I.e. Belize, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Sicily, Norway, Greece, Easter Island, China, Taiwan and Germany, just to name a few.) Having interactive academic experiences on your transcript will give you a competitive edge in employment and getting into graduate school programs, and not to mention, incredible life experiences.

 

CERCOM By the Numbers

2,700

square-foot-facility

on the Great South Bay

35

Cooperative partners and advisory

council member groups

111

Monitoring Sites from the Tip of Montauk to the Tip of Brooklyn

1

Species of crustacean named

after CERCOM's director

Contact Us

Have questions about anything here? Feel free to drop us a quick note!

Of course, feel free to Contact Us.

Dr. John Tanacredi
1000 Hempstead Ave. Rockville Centre, NY 11571-5002

516.323.3415

jtanacredi@molloy.edu