Read the article found here. Have you ever clammed or fished for scallops in our local waters? What is the impact of having shellfish in our own backyard? Read the webpage found here. Sayville has a significant history with shellfish. What caused the collapse of the oyster industry in the 1930's? How can shellfish change the water quality in the bay? You may have to do your own research on the internet to answer this (post the link you used to answer this question).
3/6/2017 10:05:17 am
The impact is that we depend on this stuff too much. Therefore a hurricane came and blew out and caused the collapse of the oyster industry.
3/6/2017 10:06:41 am
I have been claiming a few times with my friends and it is a very fun activity. However if clams are no longer in the seas,many problems can occur. Since we live in Sayville we have easy access to it, there are many people who need clams, fisherman,a good food source and most importantly the restaurants who sever meals with clams. There is a huge demand for them especially because their isn't just one seafood restaurant in Sayville. The reason for there decreasing was because they were no longer present to clean the nutrient overload from the Bay causing the nutrient level to drastically rise in the Bay. The clams are very helpful because their good cleaners the clean the algae that dwells at the bottom of the floor.
3/6/2017 11:00:13 am
Yes, I have clammed multiple times in the Great South Bay. The impact of having shellfish in our own backyard is that many local bushiness on Long Island depend on the. Shellfish are incredibly environmentally sensitive creatures. When shellfish begin to decline due to environmental changes such as extreme heat this greatly impacts industries. Retail prices have gone up 25-30% due to the decline.The collapse of the Oyster industry in the 1930s was due partly to the increasing pollution from nearby duck farms. The largest component was a hurricane in 1938 that wiped out more than half of the oyster crop. Shellfish change the water quality in the bay because they help filter the water. Without shellfish the water quality declines.
Collin Sullivan (Prometheus)
3/6/2017 11:24:23 am
I have clammed once with my dad in the great south bay. Most businesses can prosper by having these clams right by us because they can just go out on there boats and get clams and make money. These shellfish are very delicate and they always need a constant flow of fresh new water to survive. severe changes in temperature is fatal for these creatures and this can destroy the clamming businesses.
3/6/2017 05:44:50 pm
ive clammed multiple times with my friends. shellfish are very important cause of the businesses on long island that have high demands for it. clams started to decline due to rapid environmental changes. the way shellfish help the water quality is cause they filter the water.
3/6/2017 06:07:07 pm
No, I have never been clamming in our local waters. The negatives of having shellfish in our backyards is we can become so dependent on shellfish that if a natural disaster like a hurricane can happen and can cause a wipe out of shell fish. The thing that caused a huge wipeout of oysters in 1938 was a hurricane that cleared more then half of the oyster population. Shellfish cleanse the water from bacteria by feeding on the ocean and also removes nitrogen.
3/6/2017 07:24:50 pm
I can't say that I clammed before but if clams or shell start to disappear it would ruined the ecosystem in some form or another.The people did not learned from the over fishing from the 1930's and they once again ran the resources to zero.
3/7/2017 06:23:02 am
I have been clamming before with friends and my dad before it is a very fun activity especially when you catch a lot. Since we live in Sayville which is right by the bay it makes it easier for us to do this. Also since the summers on long island are very hot it effects the catching of scallops because they are very sensitive and if there ecosystem is getting damaged that means people cant make a living catching them because there will be a shortage of them. In the 1930s you saw similar things because the people didn't understand that if they catch to many it could ruin there ecosystem and could run the population dry
3/8/2017 06:38:41 am
I have been clamming before in the great south bay. I do it every time I go to fire Island over the summer. There are less shell fish in the water because of the heat and now prices for the have skyrocketed. The 1938 hurricane in Sayville destroyed over half the oyster crop. The shellfish clean up the bacteria in the water and without them then the water is more polluted.
3/8/2017 07:14:23 am
I have never fished for scallops or clammed in the great south bay. The impact of having them very close to us in practically our own backyard all the fisherman and clammers rely on them to make there living or for food but with one disaster or difference in the ocean they would decline and lead to many problems
3/8/2017 07:19:33 am
No,I never had went clamming but it seems very cool.It is very surprising that I never done that considering that I live so close to it.Many of my friends have done it and they said it was very fun.The cause of it was the oysters were taken by many fishermen trying to make money.They can change the water by all the minerals and then their called the gold shellfish.It also helps clean the water up and make a better environment.
3/8/2017 07:24:16 am
if clammed are no longer here many places will shut down and people will have no jobs. alot of stuff will go up some fisherman will go out of business.
Tom Quintana (Big B)
3/8/2017 07:25:04 am
Clamming, i have had around a few experiences with this. Going to the bay and catching clams back in the summer day with my friend Collin. Clamming has been enjoyable for me and the best part is eating them at the end of the day!
3/8/2017 08:06:09 am
I have never clammed before. I also have never fished for scallops. The impact of having shellfish in our backyard is that we depend on having it. Sayville at the end of the 1830s when oysters dumped into the bay from Virginia multiplied rapidly. Shellfish can change the quality of our water by having bacteria on it.
3/8/2017 09:55:19 am
Yes, i have clammed in the great south bay. Having shell fish so close by is good for the residents that reside near the waters because it is a cheap way of getting clams. The opening of the moriches inlet had a dramatic affect on the oyster industry.
3/8/2017 09:59:58 am
I have never clammed or fished for scallops in the ocean or bay. There is a big impact of having shellfish in our backyard, many people would want shellfish in there backyard because it is very nice to have. In the 1930s there was a collapse of oyster industry. The cause of this was all of the oysters were in the ocean and bay and split really quickly.
3/8/2017 10:08:52 am
I have never went clamming or fishing for scallops in the bay. People eat most shellfish, so it makes for a good job that pays a lot of money and it supports sea food restaurants that sell shellfish locally. Shellfish separate the bay from the normal fish out off the coast.
3/8/2017 12:17:18 pm
I have never gone clamming in the Great South Bay. By having shellfish off of our shores, the local businesses have something to rely on and it brings in great revenues. The collapse of the oyster industry in the 1930's was caused by two natural disasters. The first was the opening of Moriches Bay and the second was the hurricane of 1938 which destroyed most of the oyster beds. By having shellfish in the bay, there is more filtration which means the water would be cleaner.
3/8/2017 03:26:10 pm
I have never clammed before. Having shellfish in our backyard is beneficial for restaurants. The oyster industry collapsed when the 1938 hurricane destroyed half the oyster population. Shellfish can change the quality of the bay by removing nitrogen from it.
3/9/2017 07:20:16 am
Yes, I have been clamming multiple of times in the summer, in the Great South Bay. The impact of having shellfish in our own backyard is that many local sea industries on Long Island depend on scallops and shellfish to produce their money. The fact that their is a scarcity of scallops are putting the fishermen in great danger, almost costing them their jobs. The reason for there decreasing was because they were no longer present to clean the nutrient overload from the Bay causing the nutrient level to drastically rise in the Bay. They can change the quality of water tremendously by cleaning the algae that's on the seafloor as well as filtration.
3/9/2017 03:49:18 pm
I have never gone clamming before. Many local companies are dependent on the clam population for profit. Because the shellfish were known for having a very unique flavor, the demand for the shellfish skyrocketed, causing the oysters to be overharvested to the point that by 1820, they were virtually extinct. From then until the 1840s, Sayville had to rely on other industries to support it. Because shellfish feed by filtering the water that washes over the shellfish bed, they can accumulate disease-causing bacteria and viruses that are harmful to people, making them a risk for our water quality and overall area.
3/9/2017 05:42:46 pm
I still have yet to go out and clam around Long Island. Having so many shellfish can help the economy in ways. A hurricane came and swept the oyster crop in the 1930's, collapsing the oyster industry.
3/10/2017 07:32:22 am
I have clam once at my aunts beach house.The cycle impact is the pulse of warm water which is not a direct result of overall warming climate but because of the change in climate it changes the water current. scientist are afraid because this is a long distance current change and with that it affects species ecology.
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